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About Me:

I am currently studying Psychology at the University of Exeter having had a real passion for it from the age of 15. Psychology is a vast and ever-evolving science, aspects which fuel my interest for it. My own interests within the subject vary greatly, for example, classical conditioning to the paradox of altruism and emotional development to psychopathy. It would be difficult to find a topic within Psychology which doesn't interest me!

Throughout my secondary education, I acted as a mentor for both Psychology and Sociology, giving me not only experience with specific exam boards but also a knowledge of successful mentoring styles. I am patient and attentive in my approach and welcome as many questions as you have to assist in your understanding of the subject!

The Tutorials:

In terms of the content of the sessions, this will be decided by you. Once the basic topics have been established, I will endeavour to maximise your understanding through providing background information on research, using real-life examples and providing points of evaluation for content. This is not only to increase your understanding but to make the subject enjoyable and interesting!

I aim to use a variety of methods to enhance your understanding of content. I like to take an individualistic approach so that the sessions are tailored to you and you get the most out of them. Some of the tutoring methods that I use include:

          -Visual aids such as pictures, diagrams and games

          -Auditory aids such as reading aloud

          -Written aids such as notes or practical experience (often using past-exam questions)

I hope to not only increase your understanding of the topics you are struggling with but to increase your knowledge of the subject on the whole! For the sessions to be fully successful for you, I intend to make them enjoyable- hopefully you'll enjoy Psychology just as much as I do! 

I'm applying to University and need to write a personal statement... Can you help me?!

Of course! Having been through the University process myself, I have an understanding of what your personal statement could be like. UCAS applications can seem a bit daunting but my aim is to make the process as smooth as possible so you can concentrate on exam revision too!

What next?

If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! (both accessible through this website). Remember to tell me your exam board and what you're struggling with.

I can't wait to meet you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Psychology A Level £24 /hr
Maths GCSE £22 /hr
Psychology GCSE £22 /hr
Sociology GCSE £22 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £24 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelB
PsychologyA-LevelA
SociologyA-LevelA*
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

14/12/2015

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Ratings and reviews

5from 13 customer reviews

Olivia (Student) April 25 2016

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Lindsey (Parent) February 24 2016

Excellent! I was very happy with Maddy, she was very knowledgable about exam technique and the information needed for the psychology AS level. I feel relieved because I think she will really help me. I am actually looking forward to the next tutorial!

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Questions Maddy has answered

What are two ways in which the agents of socialisation influence ethnic identity?

One of the best ways to set out this question is to split it into 5 separate points per paragraph. There would be two paragraphs needed for this question as the question asks for two ways. Each paragraph is split into:  1. Point 2. Evidence 3. Explanation 4. Link to question 5. Link to key...

One of the best ways to set out this question is to split it into 5 separate points per paragraph. There would be two paragraphs needed for this question as the question asks for two ways. Each paragraph is split into: 

1. Point

2. Evidence

3. Explanation

4. Link to question

5. Link to key sociological terminology. The key words will be put in bold

1. One way in which an individual’s ethnic identity can be influenced is through the family.

2. For example, Ghumann (1999) found that Asian families socialise children into a pattern of duty, obligation and loyalty to the extended family community as well as religious commitment.

3. This begins to socialise the individual into the norms and values associated with their ethnic identity.

4. This shows how family can influence the ethnic identity of an individual as the parents use sanctions in order to encourage this behaviour.

5. If the individual does not conform to the expected behaviours then they are likely to experience informal sanction such as being “grounded” which will make them less likely to oppose the behaviour again.

1. Another way in which an individual’s ethnic identity can be influenced is through the peer group.

2. For example, Alexander (1996) found that the peer group was essential in what she described as the “art of being black”. The males showed a strong cultural attachment to being one of the boys.

3. This begins to socialise the individual into the norms and values associated with their ethnic identity.

4. This shows how peer groups can influence the ethnic identity of an individual as peers act as role models which individuals look up to and attempt to copy.

5. The individual imitates the behaviour of their friends in order to feel accepted by the group. This, in turn, socialises the individual into norms and values associated with their ethnic identity.

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What is the behavioural approach to psychopathology?

The behavioural approach, on the whole, focusses on how behaviours are learnt through the experiences that you have in your life. Behaviours are able to be learnt through: 1. Classical Conditioning 2. Operant Conditioning 3. Social Learning Theory Classical conditioning describes how pe...

The behavioural approach, on the whole, focusses on how behaviours are learnt through the experiences that you have in your life. Behaviours are able to be learnt through:

1. Classical Conditioning

2. Operant Conditioning

3. Social Learning Theory

Classical conditioning describes how people learn through association. In life, there are natural stimulus response relationships. Classical conditioning manipulates this by pairing a neutral stimulus with an unconditioned stimulus. Eventually, the neutral stimulus becomes the conditioned stimulus. The unconditioned stimulus is then no longer needed to create a response. This learning theory explains that people learn abnormality through association. Phobias can be learnt in this way. You could have once hit your leg when seeing a spider. You would then associate pain with spiders and develop a phobia of spiders due to expecting pain whenever a spider is seen. 

Operant conditioning could also be used as an explanation for psychopathology. This is when people learn through the consequences of their own and others behaviour. If we do something and receive a positive reaction, we are more likely to do it again; this is referred to as positive reinforcement. Therefore, if we do something and receive a negative reaction, we are less likely to do it again. Also, if we do something and it prevents an unpleasant consequence, we are more likely to do it again which is referred to as negative reinforcement. In the case of psychopathology, a mental illness such as Munchausen’s Syndrome could be explained using operant learning.  A mother could hurt her child and receive attention and sympathy, which is a positive reaction for the mother.  Therefore, she is likely to do it again in order to receive this attention and sympathy.

Social learning theory could also be used to explain psychopathology. This theory describes the learning of behaviour from others by:

-seeing someone rewarded for a behaviour (vicarious reinforcement), which makes you want to copy that behaviour

-seeing someone being punished for a behaviour, which doesn’t make you want to copy the behaviour

-being influenced by a role model.

In the case of psychopathology, anorexia could be explained using this theory. Anorexics may see models, who are stereotypically thin, being rewarded through modelling jobs and high income and so may copy the behaviour of the models, by trying to lose weight, in order to gain these rewards for themselves.

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