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Subjects Taught


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £20.00£18.00
A-Level £23.00£20.70
University £25.00£22.50
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

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Personal Description:

I am Richard ,and have taught academic psychology at all levels (GCSE to degree to fun 'self-help' psychology) since 1994. I have been an Examiner and Senior Examiner on AQA spec 'A' since 1997, most recently on PSYA2 and PSYA4 (summer 2015)
After 20 years (last ten as head of department at an OFSTED 'outstanding' Sixth Form College) I took voluntary redundancy for health reasons in summer 2015 to become self-employed.
In my final year (to summer 2015), we had 90% pass at AS (50%A/B grades) with a large group of students (80) and 100% pass at A2.

Tutoring Experience:

I taught GCSE, AS and A2 Psychology (and other levels) at Blackburn College 1995-2015' becoming subject leader in 2005. I built a vibrant, popular and successful department over this time enabling us to achieve unprecedented success. Moreover Psychology became the most popular AS and A level subject at Blackburn under my stewardship.

Tutoring Approach:

While I am very evangelical and enthusiatic about my subject, as an experienced examiner I am only too aware of the very specfic, almost unique exam skills required to tackle an AS or A2 paper - regardless of the specification used. My focus is on instilling full understanding of the topics, followed up by dedicated and intensive work to help every tutee develop a robust exam technique.
I want every tutee to have utter confidence in their ability to express complex ideas clearly-probably the key requirement of the exam.


  • Bolton Inst of HE (now Uni) (1994) - PGCE (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Leeds (1989) - BA (Hons) Psychology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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