I am a positive, active tutor and enjoy sharing my passion for learning. I recently completed my Masters of Science in Psychology and Mental Health with distinction and completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology a couple of years previously. I currently work in the NHS in a community mental health team putting my knowledge into action everyday.
I tutored maths at GCSE level when I was studying for my GCSE's myself and this gave me a passion for tutoring. Last year I spent 6 months living in Swaziland teaching English, Maths, Science and Geography and found this very rewarding. Although challenging as English was not my students' first language this role allowed me to build a lot of experience in teaching.
Since joining first tutors I have tutored 2 As level Psychology students, both of which were able to move up into the higher grade boundary. I have tutored 3 A2 level students all of whom reached their goals with my support and guidance which allowed them to go on to their universities of choice.
Furthermore I have particularly enjoyed tutoring undergraduate psychology, analysing papers together, planning essays, literature reviews and working together to get the distinction they are after.
I believe tutoring is a team effort. It is important to identify how the tutee learns, for example visually, and then we can work together to create sessions around this learning style. This ensures that it is not only relevant to the tutee but also successful. I believe tutoring is about facilitating learning. I draw on my knowledge of academic literature surrounding learning to teach new techniques to the tutee so that they can then progress independently.
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|University of Exeter||2013||Bachelors||BSc Psychology|
|King's College London||2016||Masters||MSc Mental Health|
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