I am the Head of Psychology at one of the leading Grammar Schools in the North West of England and an examiner for AQA Psychology Board on both paper one and three. As a Mother of three adult children and four grandchildren and I have experienced education from both the delivery and receiving end and understand fully the importance of ensuring a student receives the best advice and assistance available during what is a very demanding period in their life. In addition I understand that for many students one-to-one support and tuition is by far the most effective way to encourage their enjoyment and grasp of difficult academic concepts.
I have been Head of Psychology for the past 8 years. In addition I am responsible for targeting intervention and providing appropriate assistance and additional academic support when 6th formers are failing to achieve their potential. Previously I worked in an Inner City Comprehensive School in Liverpool where I taught GCSE Science and Maths, A Level Biology and Psychology. I have extensive experience of privately tutoring students in A Level Psychology and GSCE Science (both separate and dual award).
The emphasis at all times is development through positive encouragement. I meet with the student and ask them to tell me their strengths and weaknesses in the subject I am to tutor them in. I then familiarise myself with whichever exam board the student is studying with to ensure I have a detailed knowledge of the exam requirements. I use a systematic approach to ensure each student understands each area of the syllabus whilst emphasising the style of questions they will be required to answer in that area. Work is set for completion before the next session to test this and marked with the student so that they understand why they have or have not gained the marks available. Additionally ideas for books, websites and downloadable programmes are shared with the student to encourage a broader understanding of the topic.
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|LIverpool John Moores||1998||PGCE||PGCE Science & Environmental Issues|
|University of Chester||1997||Bachelors||BSc Biology and IT|
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