Polly O.

Polly O.

£18 - £20 /hr

Psychology (Bachelors) - Kings, London University

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About me

Hi! I'm Polly and I am currently in my second year of studying Psychology and I absolutely love it! I am particularly interested in the developmental aspects, however, the IB course covered a range of areas all of which I thoroughly enjoyed studying and I hope to ensure that you become enthusiastic about studying them too! I also studied biology at higher level for the IB and still have a passion for the subject, constantly trying to study it in my spare time!

Throughout my schooling I have lived in several countries across Europe, and have always enjoyed spending time with students of all ages whether it be helping with homework clubs or being a mentor and there for support.

I look forward to helping you improve your abilities in biology and psychology and helping you enjoy studying them as much as I do!

Hi! I'm Polly and I am currently in my second year of studying Psychology and I absolutely love it! I am particularly interested in the developmental aspects, however, the IB course covered a range of areas all of which I thoroughly enjoyed studying and I hope to ensure that you become enthusiastic about studying them too! I also studied biology at higher level for the IB and still have a passion for the subject, constantly trying to study it in my spare time!

Throughout my schooling I have lived in several countries across Europe, and have always enjoyed spending time with students of all ages whether it be helping with homework clubs or being a mentor and there for support.

I look forward to helping you improve your abilities in biology and psychology and helping you enjoy studying them as much as I do!

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About my sessions

All of the tutoring sessions will be based around you and carried out at a pace and style that will have the largest impact on both your grades and enthusiasm towards studying the subject. We will focus on areas that need improvement and set goals to ensure that you see your progress and development over time.

I do understand that often students have problems with improving and developing their exam technique as well as being overwhelmed with the amount of content there is to study for them. This is another area we will focus on, and will use past papers to work on this as well as looking at strategies to improve organization of both time and study resources.

All of the tutoring sessions will be based around you and carried out at a pace and style that will have the largest impact on both your grades and enthusiasm towards studying the subject. We will focus on areas that need improvement and set goals to ensure that you see your progress and development over time.

I do understand that often students have problems with improving and developing their exam technique as well as being overwhelmed with the amount of content there is to study for them. This is another area we will focus on, and will use past papers to work on this as well as looking at strategies to improve organization of both time and study resources.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
EnglishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
PsychologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)5
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)5
ItalianInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6

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Subjects offered

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BiologyGCSE£18 /hr
PsychologyIB£20 /hr

Questions Polly has answered

What is the difference between a natural and a field experiment?

 A field experiment is where the independent variable (IV) is manipulated and dependent variable (DV) is measured but the experiment is carried out in a setting that is natural to the participant. This is beneficial as it increases the ecological validity of the experiment being carried out as the environment mirrors one they experience in real life and therefore their behaviour is more likely to replicate what they would actually do. Similarly, as the participants are less likely to know they are in an experiment they are more likely to act naturally and less likely to show demand characteristics and adapt their behaviour to what they believe the researcher wants them to do. However, due to the nature of a field experiment it can make it harder to gain informed consent and keep a participant’s confidentiality. There are weaknesses to using a field experiment as it is not possible to control for all variables in the environment of the study and therefore there may be other variables (extraneous variables) that may be impacting the DV rather than just the manipulated IV which impacts the extent to which a cause-effect relationship can be established. They are also very difficult to directly replicate and there is the potential to have a biased sample for the study as the participants are putting themselves in that environment. This also means there is often no random allocation of the IV.  A natural experiment is otherwise known as a quasi-experiment as the researcher is unable to manipulate the IV as is pre-exists such as gender but the DV is still measured based on this naturally occurring IV. Like in a field experiment the study is carried out in the participant’s natural environment and therefore there is high ecological validity and a decreased chance of demand characteristics being present. There are the same ethical issues as a field experiment and so it is very important to debrief participants at the end of the experiment. As the IV cannot be manipulated there is the potential for there to be a sampling bias. Extraneous variables are also a problem in a natural experiment, however natural experiments are particularly useful for studying areas where it would be unethical to manipulate the IV such as depression.  A field experiment is where the independent variable (IV) is manipulated and dependent variable (DV) is measured but the experiment is carried out in a setting that is natural to the participant. This is beneficial as it increases the ecological validity of the experiment being carried out as the environment mirrors one they experience in real life and therefore their behaviour is more likely to replicate what they would actually do. Similarly, as the participants are less likely to know they are in an experiment they are more likely to act naturally and less likely to show demand characteristics and adapt their behaviour to what they believe the researcher wants them to do. However, due to the nature of a field experiment it can make it harder to gain informed consent and keep a participant’s confidentiality. There are weaknesses to using a field experiment as it is not possible to control for all variables in the environment of the study and therefore there may be other variables (extraneous variables) that may be impacting the DV rather than just the manipulated IV which impacts the extent to which a cause-effect relationship can be established. They are also very difficult to directly replicate and there is the potential to have a biased sample for the study as the participants are putting themselves in that environment. This also means there is often no random allocation of the IV.  A natural experiment is otherwise known as a quasi-experiment as the researcher is unable to manipulate the IV as is pre-exists such as gender but the DV is still measured based on this naturally occurring IV. Like in a field experiment the study is carried out in the participant’s natural environment and therefore there is high ecological validity and a decreased chance of demand characteristics being present. There are the same ethical issues as a field experiment and so it is very important to debrief participants at the end of the experiment. As the IV cannot be manipulated there is the potential for there to be a sampling bias. Extraneous variables are also a problem in a natural experiment, however natural experiments are particularly useful for studying areas where it would be unethical to manipulate the IV such as depression.

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