Psychology with Philosophy & Physiology
Information about Alexander
My name is Alex and since graduating from Oxford University in 2012 I`ve enjoyed a number of years navigating the delightful limbo between undergraduate and postgraduate academia. Like so many of my fellow graduates aspiring towards a career in Psychology, I finished my bachelors degree and immediately launched myself into intern and assistant positions within the industry to gain the necessary qualifications for further study. And yet, perhaps unsurprisingly, man cannot survive on unpaid internships alone. This is why tutoring/teaching has become so important to me during this period, as it not only pays the bills, but also helps keep the mind sharp. After all, every teacher is a student of their subject matter. Practicalities aside though, I`m also passionate about this work because of my personality and interests. Being a tutor/teacher`s assistant has exposed me to many young minds eager to discuss the topics within Psychology and Philosophy that continue to fascinate and drive my career path. In that respect, while my primary aim is always to cater to my clients` educational needs, I also hope we can foster a mutual enjoyment of the subject matter beyond simply sitting exams and gaining grades.
Availability: Weekdays & weekends
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Qualifications notwithstanding, my tutoring abilities are derived from my experiences at the University of Oxford. Indeed, 1-on-1 tutorials (i.e. topic assessments with experts in the field) helped forge the communication abilities necessary to intellectually engage with others and exchange mutually beneficial ideas. Moreover, exams at the beginning of each term in a highly competitive academic environment taught me skills critical to any student. These include techniques facilitating the absorption, retention and application of information, as well as how to imbue work with a confident personal flair that will differentiate you from your peers. Alongside specialised subject knowledge, I will pass on these crucial skills to those I tutor.
Since leaving higher education my aptitude as a tutor has been reinforced through direct experience working as a teacher`s assistant at Salesian College Sixth Form, Farnborough. In regularly leading A-level classes (ranging from 1-on-1 sessions to groups of up to 10 students) I appreciate that every student is unique. What some readily understand may be difficult for others to initially grasp. As a result, I recognise that it is a tutor`s responsibility to translate their own understanding of the subject matter into a format that all their students can digest. This is something I am always mindful of when working with clients, whatever their skill level.
With all this in mind, I hope you will consider me to be your tutor. Thank you.
Feedback For Alexander (1)
Alex is an excellent tutor who taught my 18 year old son A2 Psychology for two hours each week over one academic year. He was very thorough and he structured the lessons to match the examining board`s requirements.
This was a challenge for both the tutor and my son, as my son was starting this new subject from scratch, with only AS level lesson support at his 6th Form College during the same time frame. Alex was patient and supportive, including outside of the weekly lessons when necessary. Alex gave me weekly feedback via email after each session, so I could monitor progress.
Their hard work paid off as my son achieved an A grade in A level Psychology which, alongside the AAB he achieved at 6th Form, enabled him to go to his first choice university. I highly recommend Alex as a psychology tutor.