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Psychology

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A-Level £25.00

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A-Level £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am a semi-retired ex-Head of Psychology (Woodhouse Grove, Bradford). Until June 2013 I also taught A-Level Psychology and Sociology one day a week at another school (Rossett, Harrogate). The 'semi-retired' is because, in addition to tutoring, I carry out one-to-one therapy for clients using a mix of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

My book, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You: an Integrated SocioPsychology Guide to Personal Fulfilment & Better Relationships' was described by one reviewer on Amazon as the 'best Psychology book of the year!' (2006). I had 2 chapters included in a compendium, 'Developmental Innovation: Emerging Worldviews and Individual Learning', published Summer 2015.

I do Psychology 'for real'! - which helps take Psychology out of the text book and make it so much more relevant for tutees.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught the AQA Psychology specifications very successfully on a part-time basis since 2003 and tutored in it since 2007. In addition to AQA, I have also taught and tutored extensively in the Edexcel specifications. While I have not taught the OCR specification in class, I have tutored very successfully in it - with an OCR tutee last year achieving an A.

With regard to Sociology, I have taught the AQA specification and am comfortable tutoring in it - one tutee last year achieving an A.

This is my ninth year of providing private tuition. Having originally been approached by some ex-students I had taught for a term on supply, I found I enjoyed tuition and so decided to use a highly-reputable agency like First Tutors to expand this side of my business.

While I don't advertise myself as doing tuition at degree level, I have now tutored students right through to getting their Psychology degree.

Tutoring Approach:

My preference is to use the tutee's own textbook as the core material for the work. However, I bring in additional materials, including selections from other text books, mind maps (spider diagrams) and case studies. Part of my web site contains material relevant to the A-Level specifications which I encourage tutees to use as supplemental material.

I may relate anecdotes from my own practice as a therapist and consultant to illustrate certain points.

As exam technique is in many ways as important as the content of the specification, I encourage tutees to do practice exam questions in between tutor sessions and e-mail them to me for marking. We can then go through the marked answer at the next session. I also help tutees to think about what they are putting down on paper by getting them to indicate where in their answer they think they've scored marks and what type of mark.

Qualifications:

  • Hidden Resources Change Management (2000) - Master Practioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Hidden Resources Change Management (1999) - Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Leeds & Carnegie Collegs (1976) - Gradudate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Bradford (1975) - BSc (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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