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Leah offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
Hello! I would be delighted to tell you some more about myself.
While most of my life has been spent living abroad and then in Suffolk, I have been living in beautiful Guildford for five years now, ever since beginning my Psychology degree course at the University of Surrey. I graduated with a high 2:1 BSc undergraduate degree in 2014. I loved my course and found that the subjects came alive for me when I went beyond the course material and looked at specific applications for the areas which interested me most. This was leading on from my study of Psychology at A levels on the AQA syllabus, where I received an A (equivalent to the current A* grade which has since been introduced).
Throughout my time in education I have trialled lots of learning approaches to find the most appropriate one for me. I believe taking the time to establish this is critical to gaining the most from your learning, enjoying it and also achieving the highest marks.
I am just beginning my career in tutoring within psychology. However, my jobs so far have all focused on the acquisition of skills and knowledge for others. I have worked academically one-to-one and with a small group of students in a primary school level class. I have also worked within care settings for up to 18 year olds, encouraging their individual potential and development. Within my current job I plan and lead individually tailored programmes for adults within a variety of topic areas; all with an underlying focus on motivation and gaining new skills. I am excited to support learning in this new way and also share my fascination with Psychology!
My approach within sessions will depend not only on my personality and previous experiences but also on what is most helpful to the tutee. With that flexibility in mind, here is an outline of what I believe is most important to encourage and succeed in learning.
Any learning is a team effort and each person has their own unique learning style. I believe that it’s essential to take the time to figure out what this style is so that we can then work together to create tailored sessions which will best support individual learning. I believe that this, alongside developing a love for the subject, is the best motivator for learning.
(An example of beginning to develop your learning style; being a visual learner is a broad helpful term, but some may also work to a higher standard when creating their own visual cues rather than using only those provided by others.)
It is also crucial to include humour within sessions to enjoy the subject and being at ease. None of us remember best long term when we’re anxious! I will endeavour to create a professional, calm and relaxed environment so that tutees feel confident to express their concerns, work systematically through challenges and there will always be time provided for reflection to maintain good communication.
Practically, I am unfortunately unable to travel currently to tutees houses. However, I am offering the option of either tutoring at my home or providing online tutoring sessions using Skype. My hourly rate includes preparation for sessions, and detailed feedback on one piece of work between lessons (if and when this is necessary). Please also note that I have a cancellation policy and will be happy to provide details of this upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions.
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