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Welcome to my page. My teaching experience in various subjects in Humanities has been wide and varied. My favourite thing about tutoring is helping students grasp tools and strategies to improve their memory and revision targets. Science is revealing all sorts of exciting things about the human brain and how students can learn quickly and efficiently - I use this knowledge to motivate my tutees to find new and engaging ways to learn, consolidate and revise in ways that ensure success in their final exams.
I am an RE, Psychology and Sociology teacher at an outstanding Secondary school in Milton Keynes. I have been teaching RE to Key stage 3 and 4 students for 9 years. I have been teaching Psychology at A level for 8 years and have gained knowledge of both OCR and AQA specifications, although I currently teach the AQA specification. I love both subjects with equal passion. I recently began teaching Sociology and have been teaching this for two years now. I have also been a private tutor for a well-known revision company for the last 8years, where I regularly received excellent feedback for my approach to revision and spent much time providing extra support to students at my current school. In addition to this I have been an examiner for OCR - GCSE Religious Studies and am now an AQA examiner. I use this knowledge along with insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to teach students how to make "the learning stick" for the purpose of exams. I love helping all students how to shift out of their current comfort zone into a new mindset and attitude that helps them develop their study skills and improve motivation levels.
I believe that we learn best when doing things we enjoy. So, if at all possible, I try to ensure learning is enjoyable. Consequently I try to use interesting activities in my sessions, making particular use of memory strategies to aid the revision process. Above all, I think it is best if the student/tutee is allowed to exert a degree of control over their learning and my tutoring style reflects this. Of course, learning how to pass an exam is often the main goal of receiving tuition and therefore every student must develop their exam technique as this is as important as learning the content of the specification. I always ensure that my tutees have access to past exam questions and model answers so that they can see what exactly they need to do to gain their desired marks in a particular examination. In addition to being a teacher/tutor I am a mentor who coaches students to identify their obstacles to achieving potential and we discuss solutions especially around human behaviour regarding habits, routines and how to motivate ourselves to achieve our long-term goals. One of my favourite things about tuition is when a student sees a model answer and realises that they are capable of producing something of equal quality; cultivating confidence and self-belief is a significant part of the tutoring relationship and that is why I enjoy tutoring.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- General Teaching Council (2007) - Teaching - Qualified Teacher Status (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- The University of Bristol (2005) - BA (hons) Theology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School (2000) - A'levels (School) (✘ Not On File)
- St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School (1998) - GCSEs (School) (✘ Not On File)
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