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.
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.
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.
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,
|Psychology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Ethics and Philosophy||A-Level||A*|
|Extended Project in Evolutionary Psychology||A-Level||A*|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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