Southampton Tutor

Hi, my name is Amy and I teach Psychology A-level at Peter Symonds College. I've studied Psychology at degree level because I am passionate about the subject. I trained as a teacher a couple of years later because I realised that I wanted to share my love of the subject with others. I enjoy teaching Psychology A-level as I find it rewarding to see others learn to understand and love a subject that I find so fascinating. I also enjoy helping people to achieve the best they can, and enjoy the one-to-one aspects of teaching as I feel one-to-one time gives such valuable support,and enables all learners to express themselves and to extend their knowledge and understanding, as well as their enjoyment of the subject.

Tutoring Experience

I currently teach Psychology A-level (AQA), both years 1 and 2, at Peter Symonds College. This is my eighth year teaching at Peter Symonds and I really enjoy it. Since having my two children I now work part-time. Previous to my time at Peter Symonds I have taught OCR Psychology AS and A level, to both 16-18 year olds and to adults. I have also taught the Psychology module of Access to Higher Education. I enjoy teaching 16-18 year olds, but I also really enjoyed working with adults, from a range of backgrounds, and I hope to continue this again in the future. I have also taught Adult Literacy classes.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to tutoring is primarily learner-led; the first meeting would be to discuss what it is you need from a tutor and we would go from there. I think a huge part of being successful at A-level is knowing how to apply content to the exam and to have highly developed skills in both essay-writing, and in techniques for shorter-answer questions. It may be that we spend a tutor session going over a new topic each time or we may focus on exam skills, revision, application, or whatever would be most helpful.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


University of Greenwich 2010PGCEPGCE in post-compulsory education
University of Southampton2005BachelorsBSc (Hons) Psychology
Southampton City College2008OtherLevel 2 Counselling Concepts

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