I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at UCL and work as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education at McGill University, Canada. I specialized in developmental psychology during my MSc. Studies at the Anna Freud Center, UCL. Over the course of my academic, clinical and professional careers, I tutored undergraduate students with their prerequisite psychology courses (Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Behavioural Neuroscience, Perception, Cognition). I have multiple years of experience working with hard-to-reach, hard-to-engage students in different complex settings. I am an experienced IB tutor in psychology and TOK. In addition, I mentor students with their university applications and personal statements (UCAS, Canadian & US applications). I believe in open, encouraging and attuned teaching. My basic tutoring approaches are to guide students to discover what type of learning style works for them; gain lots of feedback and tailor the sessions to suit the learning needs of students; combine multiple visual and creative strategies to encourage learning. I love to practice mindfulness and encourage all my students to use mindfulness strategies to deal with the different stressors in their lives. I am also a big fan of spoken word poetry.
I am a BSc Psychology graduate who is currently working as a primary school teaching assistant. I have spent over two years working as a tutor. Over this time, I have gained a thorough understanding of the national curriculum. I taught twelve classes a week in a range of subjects including Maths, English, Creative Writing, and Verbal Reasoning. My creative writing classes became so popular that I also began teaching them in the local library on weekends. I also have experience tutoring one to one with home schooled A-level clients. For each lesson, I create my own material and plan the lesson's structure and activities. After each lesson, I track the progress of each student using a progress sheet and set targets which would then be discussed further with their parent/carer. I am excellent at communicating with people of all ages, and I am a very bubbly and social individual with a friendly aura.
I am currently a Biochemistry Master's student studying at University College London (UCL). I previously graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a BSc in Biochemistry. I gained my initial experience in tutoring by taking part in a tutoring programme which aimed to integrate students of the upper and lower sixth form years to provide personalized tutoring. Through this experience, I have helped a diverse group of students to achieve their full potential and be accepted into their top university choices. As a current graduate student myself, I am familiar with the stress and anxiety that A levels and GCSEs bring. I believe that the best way to alleviate this stress and anxiety is by tailoring and controlling your learning outside of the classroom. I take pride in providing personally tailored goals to enhance my students' learning, so that they can achieve their academic goals, in a pace and depth of understanding that fits their academic needs. My teaching approach is initially based upon identifying gaps and weaknesses of my students' knowledge, which may be hindering their progress in a specified subject. I then design my lessons around these sets of gaps and weaknesses, with accompanying lessons that reinforce the other course material that the student is currently covering. I believe that as a tutor, one of the major responsibilities is to promote the confidence of your students. I aim to achieve this by maintaining an encouraging atmosphere, where the students can feel relaxed and comfortable in, to ultimately nurture their learning in the years to come.
I have a Masters degree in Psychology from The University of Edinburgh and I currently home school A-level psychology and have been tutoring GCSE maths and science as well as all aspects of the 11+ Common entrance exams. I have also been helping my younger sister (who has a number of learning disabilities) with school work for years, which has definitely helped me develop not only tireless patience but also the ability to be able to adjust the way I teach to any level of understanding. I'm currently studying part time in Nutrition. I am passionate about cooking, reading and photography :) I believe that learning and studying doesn’t have to be a struggle. The key is to find out the learning style of each individual and adjust the lesson to match what works best for each person. It is also important to keep lessons and dynamic as possible, and even within an hour, to try alternate between reading, writing, testing etc.
I have a PhD in English Literature and Psychology, and my book is due to come out in May 2019 with Routledge. My PhD was about two psychosomatic syndromes (phantom limbs and BIID), and the ways in which they can be discussed in relation to literature, psychology, theory, and film. I have taught 3 courses to undergraduates at Goldsmiths University in the English Department. I have also taught psychoanalysis and film to adults, I teach level 4 and 5 students through The Brilliant Club in London, and I taught at a nursery school for 3 years in San Diego, California. I have been teaching since 2005. I have tutored students of all ages for 7 years and love it! Last year, I was able to help one MA student, who was failing, to receive a high merit. We had a great relationship, and soon discovered that although she was very interested in the subject, she did not know how to identify the most significant points when reading, and turn them into academic expression. She eventually learned how to structure essays and individual sentences. By the end of her course, it came as second nature. I additionally tutored her daughter in GCSE English, whose mark I helped her to raise significantly. Her daughter's biggest issues were grammar and essay structure, and she caught on very quickly and improved drastically . I care about my students very much and want them to do the best they can, and to also enjoy the learning process. Although I promote good marks and my students receive positive results, their enjoyment and interest is the top priority. Outside of tutoring, I write creatively, I'm a film buff, I love travelling (I'm from the USA) and I go to yoga whenever possible!
******CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED****** I provide engaging and committed tutoring to a high standard in English and Psychology. My ongoing PhD is in Psychology at King's College London, and I have a degree in English from the University of Oxford. I have approximately six years' experience tutoring these subjects to degree level students and below. I help students with exam readiness, essay-writing, language fluency, major assignments (coursework, dissertations), and any specific issues that arise in the study of English or Psychology. I have a good track record with my students and have the right resources to help them succeed. My most recent student was an A Level candidate who had been told initially she may not be capable of completing her syllabus; she went on to successfully gain the entry requirements for her place at King's College London. I am familiar with the English GCSE and A Level syllabuses, and have close weekly supervision with a full-time secondary school English teacher. I also have closely weekly supervision with professors of Psychology. I have worked with children and young people for virtually my whole career. My work includes engagement with ages from infancy up to 25 years. My teaching style is approachable and friendly, but diligent and stringent with standards. Outside of work, I am a keen swimmer, rock-climber and fan of the performing arts. *Please note, I am currently only available for online, degree-level tuition requests at this time, for example proofreading or editing.*
In 2011 I graduated from the University Of Cambridge with a Degree in Education, English and Drama. Upon moving to London I began tutoring and have tutored hundreds of students over the past six years in an array of subjects from Primary English to A Level Theatre Studies to Degree Level Sociology and Psychology. I also teach Art and Media studies to A-level. Having gone to Cambridge University I have detailed knowledge of the application process to top Level universities and have tutored students to achieve their dream of winning a place at those universities. As well as this, for the past six years I have held a head of department position in the top Grammar & State School in the country (as of this years A level results). I have years of experience teaching in and out of the classroom and have a passion for helping students improve their knowledge, technique and future aspirations whatever they may be. My most recent success stories have been getting two students into Cambridge having seen them through all of their A Levels and helping several students achieve higher grades than predicted for their GCSE's. I also work as a freelance actor and director which affords me the advantage of being able to communicate well with others, not to mention employing different techniques with which to get the best out of my students. I am at a professional to expert level in all of my subjects but try to keep my costs down for my tutees.
Sept. 2017 - present I tutor five students in A-level AQA psychology. I run sessions covering course content and as we're moving closer to exam season, I am working with the students on exam technique and essay writing. I am most comfortable tutoring the AQA specification. I can teach content or exam technique or a mixture but I try to structure my sessions to the individual student. For example, I like to ask students to complete short answer questions in timed conditions in the tutorial. Then help them work through the mark scheme to see what and why different answers gain marks. This helps with a deeper understanding and ability to apply this skill beyond the specific question given. Sept. 2017 - Present I currently tutor a 12-year-old boy with autism for three hours a week. Together we work on maths, reading, writing and communication skills. Over the last four months we have progressed onto counting money up to £1 and number bonds up to 10. We have begun sentence writing and the student is becoming a very competent reader! June 2017 - August 2017 I worked in the Oxford Summer School (Oxford Scholastica Academy) as an Activities Coordinator. In this role I helped the students with work, advice on university and careers as well as ensuring they were safe and discipline was upheld. July 2016 - August 2016 For 5 weeks in the 2016 summer I was teaching English to Sri Lankan children for an hour a week. This was part of a placement where I also helped in Disabled homes and in the Sri Lankan National Institute for Mental Health. I planned and ran sessions and lessons.
My academic background is in neuroscience, and because of this I have a strong foundation in both biology and psychology. My career so far has been spent focusing on diseases of aging. I am currently a PhD student at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, focusing on a gene therapy approach to treating dementia and motor neurone disease. I have a broad interest in the fields of biology and psychology far beyond my chosen speciality, and I have a lot to offer prospective students both in terms of subject expertise, and advice about developing a scientific career. I love teaching and find it incredibly rewarding to see students’ progress. I excel in explaining complicated scientific concepts clearly, using relevant examples to aid understanding and encourage knowledge retention. Although exam success is my top priority, I also aim for students to develop a broader understanding of scientific concepts and a sense of how a specific topic fits into the wider body of knowledge. I believe the best results come from genuine engagement with and enjoyment of a subject. Biology and psychology are subjects I find endlessly fascinating, and studying them has led me to a career that I love: I hope I can share my enthusiasm with my students, and that this will aid their academic success. I have experiencing tutoring biology and psychology up to A level, although I would also consider undergraduate students in selected subjects. My tutoring experience, in addition to working with children and teenagers in sports coaching roles, has taught me many valuable skills: I know how to keep students focused, I set clear learning objectives and my lessons are structured to quickly build on existing knowledge. Exam technique is often a key focus of my lessons, as in my experience errors here are often responsible for students getting lower grades than they really deserve. I use past papers extensively to help students understand the exam technique required and to work on precision and clarity when tackling questions. As someone who once struggled with self-belief when it came to my academic abilities, I am aware of how this can prevent students reaching their full potential. I understand that people develop at different paces and will find different things challenging. In my lessons there is no such thing as a stupid question – as far as I’m concerned, curiosity is always something to be encouraged as it will lead to deeper understanding of a topic. My aim is to create challenging lessons that push my students to question and think more deeply about a topic, while creating an environment where they feel confident to explore ideas, to ultimately to improve their exam performance. I am always patient, friendly, and work to build confidence so students realise just how achievable their goals are.