Jennifer

Jennifer

Sheringham Tutor

Hi there!
My name is Jenny, I have just finished my psychology undergraduate degree at Oxford. I am now studying a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice at UCL. Eventually, I hope to become a clinical psychologist, working with children and adolescences. I have regularly worked with young people: from summer camps to sports coaching - I love it all! My interests outside academics include playing rugby and netball as well as getting involved in as much charity work as I can.
Despite the intense pace of Oxford, during my time there I sat on the university netball team committee as the welfare officer and I also volunteered in the student college union committee as well as playing two Blues sports. I was also the President of the St John's College Psychology Society. In this role I organised talks and lunches throughout the academic year. As well as gaining a first all three years, in my final year, I completed a psychology research project with Professor Robin Dunbar and the paper has been sent for publication.
I have worked with a number of mentally and physically disabled children and children with developmental difficulties. I, myself have dyslexia but have developed strategies to overcome this learning difficulty and to achieve academically. My mother and sister both have Asperger's Syndrome, so I feel confident working with any special needs students.

Tutoring Experience

2010 – 2014: Stockton Under 14s Netball coach.
In this position I achieved a Level 1 Netball Coaching Award. Each week, I planned and led hour long sessions. In my last year I organised a weekend tour for the girls and the team came 2nd out of 11. Coaching developed my leadership and required me to present myself as a role model for the girls. The squad was made up of around 30 young girls aged 9-14 years old.

2013 Young Leader Volunteer - week’s residential helping mentally and physically disabled children pass their Duke of Edinburgh.
I lived with a group of 5 young people and cared for them 24/7 for 8 days. The experience helped me to understand the difficulties the young people faced and was a position requiring a considerable degree of responsibility. Working with two other young leaders also further developed my team-working skills.

2016 SLV 5-week Mental Health Placement
Every week, I planned and lead therapy sessions in the National Institute for Mental Health and other residential homes for children and adults with mental disabilities and mental health problems. This placement taught me the importance of having practical experience. I learned the need to always have a back-up plan and to stay positive and calm. Despite being difficult at times, it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. For example, in one art therapy session a woman I was working with was too scared to use the scissors and believed that she could not make anything worthwhile. After an hour and a half, I had helped her to cut out a fish and she felt able to contribute to the group collage. The woman was incredibly grateful and exceptionally happy.

Tutoring Approach

I believe every student can succeed. With enough time and effort, the correct support can allow a student to blossom.

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

Qualifications

Oxford University2017Bachelors1st BA Experimental Psychology
Egglescliffe School2014CollegeA-Level Biology
Egglescliffe School2014CollegeA-Level English Language
Egglescliffe School2014CollegeA-Level Philosophy and Ethics
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Subjects taught
50% discount on your first lesson!
Maths
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
English
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
Biology
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
A-Level£40
History
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
Psychology
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
A-Level£40
University£45
Casual Learner£45
Entrance Exams
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
A-Level£40