Jessica J. GCSE Psychology tutor, A Level Psychology tutor
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Jessica J.

Degree: B.Sc Psychology (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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About me

Hi I’m Jessica

I am a second year student at the University of Birmingham studying Psychology. I’ve always been curious in how the mind works, and why we behave the way that we do. I find Psychology very fascinating, due to its real world applications and how it is ever evolving. There are many areas of Psychology that are constantly changing; enhancing research and the understanding of the incredibly complex human mind. After my Psychology degree, I wish to complete a masters in Biological Psychology, and form a career in therapy or research.

Previous experience

I have previously tutored Psychology during my A-levels, to those who were taking it at AS or A2. My role was to assist learning, give feedback, and boost confidence. From this, I found a love for teaching others.

Teaching approach

Not only am I enthusiastic about Psychology and teaching, I am also friendly, patient, and understanding. I can adapt my teaching style to all abilities. Everyone has their ideal way of learning. It is important to me that students feel they can ask for help on any area. No matter what the question. Questions are an important way of learning, as they demonstrate thought and provoke understanding. In order to truly succeed I encourage understanding, not just memorisation.

The sessions

I aim for my tutorials to be knowledgeable, and interesting. It is important for there to be real world application, so that students can relate the information they are learning to different life situations. This helps to link different concepts, and provide a broader understanding of how Psychology, through its scientific approaches.

I understand that learning and memory are enhanced by different factors, such as colours, pictures, repetition and testing. Therefore, I use diagrams, and different memory techniques, such as acronyms, and imagery. These make it easier for learnt information to be recalled at a later date. Throughout the tutorials there will be mini tests, and the completion of past paper questions. They are only simple tests of knowledge, needed to reinforce learning. Nothing to be scared of. I can also provide advice on how to structure revision notes, and complete essays.

As mentioned, I am adaptable to each student, therefore, each session will be guided by them. I am very open to feedback; I want to be as useful as possible. The most important thing is that each student receives the necessary information, support and succeeds in their exams.

I am available to do one off sessions on a particular area, or regular tutoring for A-level or GCSE. If you would like to get in touch with me, do so by ‘Web Mail’ or book a ‘Meet the tutor’ session.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Jessica

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Psychology A Level £20 /hr
Psychology GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
PsychologyA-LevelA*
BiologyA-LevelA*
Ethics and PhilosophyA-LevelA*
Extended Project in Evolutionary PsychologyA-LevelA*
Disclosure and Barring Service

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03/03/2016

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Ratings and reviews

4.9from 18 customer reviews

Julie (Parent) November 28 2016

Jessica has been such a great help covering my AS course content with me. There is often a lot of information, but she always checks you are understanding and will go at your own pace to ensure this. I am feeling so much more confident with Psychology and feel that this has well prepared me for my exams :)

Ay (Parent) November 22 2016

Jessica is a terrific tutor, she gives detailed explanations, takes the time to research and prepare prior to the lesson. She is very patient, breaks the subject down until you fully understand it, I have recommended her already. She also provides good resources and plans ahead so all topics are covered, she works at helping you get to your highest possible level. Wish I had known about mytutor ages ago.

Ay (Parent) October 9 2016

Jessica is patient, very helpful and she keeps you informed all the way. She knows how to structure the sessions and most importantly knows the subject to a very high standard....so far so good. thank you

Alisha (Student) September 29 2016

Great explanations and always making sure I understood everything. Answered any questions I had and would try to explain concepts in different ways so I would understand. Sometimes the information given was a lot and more time might be needed to go over this stuff but overall a good tutor! Definitely helped!
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Questions Jessica has answered

In the Working model of memory (Baddeley & Hitch, 1974) what is the function of the phonological loop, with reference to the components it is formed up of?

The Phonological loop (PL) is a short term storage system, that deals with sound and language information. It holds verbal information in the form that we will say them. It is formed of two components; the phonological store (PS), and the articulatory loop (AL). The PS, is a passive storage sy...

The Phonological loop (PL) is a short term storage system, that deals with sound and language information. It holds verbal information in the form that we will say them. It is formed of two components; the phonological store (PS), and the articulatory loop (AL). The PS, is a passive storage system. It remembers speech sounds and prepares the words we will speak. Any spoken language (auditory information) directly enters the PS. The AL, is an active rehearsal system that maintains words through sub vocal repetition. This is where sounds/words are repeated on a loop so that they don’t decay. This allows the AL to form visually presented language (written words) into an articulatory (spoken) code. It then transfers this code to the PS. Overall, the function of the PL is to store visual and auditory language information for a short period of time, so that meaning can be drawn, and a verbal response formed. 

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What is the difference between correlations and experiments?

A correlation determines whether there is a relationship between two or more variables. These are co-variables. Therefore, a correlation is used to see whether these co-variables are predictive of each other. In comparison, an experiment is a highly controlled situation, that demonstrates a ca...

A correlation determines whether there is a relationship between two or more variables. These are co-variables. Therefore, a correlation is used to see whether these co-variables are predictive of each other. In comparison, an experiment is a highly controlled situation, that demonstrates a cause and effect relationship. All relevant variables are held constant, apart from the independent variable (IV). This is the variable being manipulated. The aim is to investigate whether the manipulation of the IV causes the dependent variable (DV) to alter. The DV is the variable being measured. The high levels of control allow the experimenter to conclude that the changes in the IV causes the change in the DV. 

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