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GCSE £20.00£18.00
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £30.00£27.00
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

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University £25.00£22.50

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Personal Description:

I'm a Lecturer in Psychology at University of Buckingham (Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality; 2016). My research focus is health psychology, and I have a PhD looking at the psychobiological impact of social support on disease management in adolescents who have type 1 diabetes. I'm a Chartered Psychologist, and have a Masters in Health Psychology (Distinction) and a BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1), both from the University of Bath.

I have extensive knowledge in the fields of health and biological psychology, and research methods both qualitative and quantitative. In my job as a Lecturer, I teach Research Methods & Statistics, Individual Differences (personality & intelligence), and Health Psychology on our BSc Psychology programme, and Physiology, Epidemiology & Psychoimmunology on our MSc Health Psychology course. I love my job, and I love teaching. I'm fortunate to work in a University where we prioritise student experience and support over all else, believing small group teaching is preferable to large lecture classes where students can get lost. It's this philosophy of support that I bring to my tutoring.

In my spare time I enjoy running, pilates, swimming, reading, and cooking. I believe it's important for students to be able to relate their studies to their personal lives and interests, and I encourage them to seek out areas of psychology that they're passionate about so that they may benefit most from their commitment to the discipline.

Tutoring Experience:

I have a range of teaching experiences in different contexts:

From October 2008 to June 2010 I worked as a Tutor for AimHigher at the University of Bath, teaching essential study skills to undergraduate, A level and GCSE students. From February 2014 I was employed as an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton, where I taught Investigating Psychology and Research Methods & Statistics. I was also involved in the teaching of health psychology principles to nursing and health sciences students. As of March 2015, I've been a full-time lecturer at University of Buckingham in the Psychology department, where I specialise in the teaching of Research Methods at all levels, Individual Differences (Year 1) and Health Psychology (Year 2). I believe that making Research Methods fun and practical is the best way for students to learn (and remember!) statistics. My teaching style steers clear of talking at students about how quantitative and qualitative methods work, and instead involves hands on tasks to help them to understand both the usefulness and application of statistics.

I currently hold the University of Northampton-specific lecturing qualification, and am seeking my accreditation as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is generally very flexible. Every student has different needs, goals and interests, and so I initially talk with the student to find out where their strengths and weaknesses are and what they specifically want to focus on. We then agree on a plan of action and reflect on what is working and what can be adapted as the tutoring progresses. I try to make my classes (both at Uni and in tutoring!) as fun and interesting as possible, and I believe that being approachable is paramount for good teaching. Students must never feel afraid to ask questions and simply say "I don't understand."

Please note that tutees wishing to be taught more than 5 miles from my home address will be charged a travel fee in addition to the tutoring rate of 50p per mile.

Qualifications:

  • University of Northampton (2016) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Bath (2011) - Health Psychology (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Bath (2010) - Psychology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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