I am a first year Psychology student at the University of Southampton. I grew up and studied previously in Oxford. I have a lot of passion for Psychology and having also studied Sociology and Biology at the same level, I feel I have a more in depth understanding of the subject. Being an enthusiastic, fun and approachable person are all important aspects for the student to gain the most out of the learning experience and I feel that I have these attributes.
My experience comes from working with other students and peers on several different projects and processes during my role as Head Girl at The Oxford Spires Academy. I held this position for 2 years, up until I started University. The role gave me experience in one to one support with younger students as well as students in my own year group. It also helped me to develop my organisation and communication skills; all of which are essential to a beneficial teaching experience. My A level in Psychology was with AQA, therefore this is the material I am most familiar with, especially AS level, however I am still able to help with the course from alternative exam boards.
The desire to teach is something that I have had for a while as I myself have been in a position where I tried various methods to improve my learning and have found what works best. I understand that every student is different, and the exact same methods are not suited to everyone. This is why I am to tailor my sessions to the individuals learning style - maximizing the improvement made.
Not only do I aim to conduct particular methods myself as a tutor, I also hope to teach the student helpful study tips which they can take away and apply to work done by themselves. Some of the methods I will include are making effective revision tools (e.g. flash cards, mind-maps and tables), going over area's that the student finds most difficult in the most detail and using different models and diagrams to describe and explain different sections of the course. Every student has potential; my sessions also aim to help a student realize this and teach them how to focus in on it and apply it to their studies effectively.
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