Desiree S.

Desiree S.

£24 - £26 /hr

Psychology (Bachelors) - Sussex University

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About me

Hello,

My name is Desirée and I am a second-year undergraduate student studying Psychology. The reason I am passionate about Psychology is the diversity of the subject. The human mind and how society works and functions fascinate me. Before attending University I completed the IB programme, which prepared me a great deal for University. Attending final exams was a challenging experience, especially combined with applying for Universities. However, through this experience I learned a lot and gained valuable skills such as effective time management. 

Currently at University I am also part of different societies, such as dance and Amnesty International. I am also a part of the Buddy scheme, a programme for new students, allocating them a second-year student to help them prepare for their studies. While in first-year my buddy really helped me, which is why I decided to become a mentor for this year. University is so much more than simply attending lectures. It is an interactive learning environment, fulfilling both outside the classroom as well as inside.

Hello,

My name is Desirée and I am a second-year undergraduate student studying Psychology. The reason I am passionate about Psychology is the diversity of the subject. The human mind and how society works and functions fascinate me. Before attending University I completed the IB programme, which prepared me a great deal for University. Attending final exams was a challenging experience, especially combined with applying for Universities. However, through this experience I learned a lot and gained valuable skills such as effective time management. 

Currently at University I am also part of different societies, such as dance and Amnesty International. I am also a part of the Buddy scheme, a programme for new students, allocating them a second-year student to help them prepare for their studies. While in first-year my buddy really helped me, which is why I decided to become a mentor for this year. University is so much more than simply attending lectures. It is an interactive learning environment, fulfilling both outside the classroom as well as inside.

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About my sessions

Throughout the past years I have acquired many different study techniques, which I would love to share. My teaching style is different depending on the student. I like to approach every subject depending on the way the student learns best, whether it is visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and so on. Usually I like to combine many different sources, such as slides, working through exam questions, having discussions, and going through difficult topics on the whiteboard. My key approach to a subject is to make sure the student has communicated their individual goal and what they struggle with at the moment. I will try to provide the best material for students needs. 

What worked for me while I was preparing for exams was to mix up different study techniques. Since I am a kinaesthetic learner, I like to be active as I study. Usually I switch between different methods, for example I begin by reading through the material and highlighting important areas. After that I make note cards or mind maps to further help my understanding. Having an active discussion or explaining a challenging topic to someone else helps to get a better grasp on the topic. I believe in keeping student´s minds active by switching the techniques so that the brain does not get used to one and drifts off. However, I realise every student is different so whatever works best for them is important to find out in order to maximise the results and achieve their desired grade.

Throughout the past years I have acquired many different study techniques, which I would love to share. My teaching style is different depending on the student. I like to approach every subject depending on the way the student learns best, whether it is visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and so on. Usually I like to combine many different sources, such as slides, working through exam questions, having discussions, and going through difficult topics on the whiteboard. My key approach to a subject is to make sure the student has communicated their individual goal and what they struggle with at the moment. I will try to provide the best material for students needs. 

What worked for me while I was preparing for exams was to mix up different study techniques. Since I am a kinaesthetic learner, I like to be active as I study. Usually I switch between different methods, for example I begin by reading through the material and highlighting important areas. After that I make note cards or mind maps to further help my understanding. Having an active discussion or explaining a challenging topic to someone else helps to get a better grasp on the topic. I believe in keeping student´s minds active by switching the techniques so that the brain does not get used to one and drifts off. However, I realise every student is different so whatever works best for them is important to find out in order to maximise the results and achieve their desired grade.

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Seina Parent from London Lesson review 29 Nov, 17:00

29 Nov

helped a lot

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Rasyda Parent from Rossendale

29 Nov

Desiree has been helping Fatimah with her English since July, we’ve noticed a real improvement with her English work. Fab tutor xx

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Rasyda Parent from Rossendale Lesson review 26 Sep, 08:15

28 Sep

Thankyou for another fabulous lesson x

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Rasyda Parent from Rossendale Lesson review 23 Jul, 10:00

31 Jul

Another brilliant lesson, look forward for weekly lessons from you in September. X From Fatimah

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EnglishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
PsychologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6

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Subjects offered

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EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
PsychologyGCSE£24 /hr
PsychologyIB£26 /hr

Questions Desiree has answered

Describe one study using brain imaging technology in investigating the relationship between biological factors and behaviour.

When it comes to the field of neuroscience, brain-imaging technology is widely used in regards to investigating the relationship between brain structures and behaviour, most commonly after certain brain traumas have occurred. An example of a situation in which such a brain imaging technology was used was in the case study of H.M. H.M was an individual who fell of his bike at age 7 and since began suffering with epileptic seizures. When he was 27, a neurosurgeon named William Scoville decided to perform experimental surgery to try and stop the seizures. Post surgery, H.M suffered from amnesia and was not able to create new episodic and sematic memories. In 1997 Corkin et al, did a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of H.M´s brain. They then discovered that parts of the temporal lobe, including the hippocampus and amygdala, were missing, but also the damage was not as extensive as previously believed. This longitudinal case study has contributed enormously to the knowledge of how memory processes are related to specific brain areas. Due to the MRI we learned that procedural memories are not processed by the hippocampus. However, there are ethical considerations that need to be taken into account, such as the fact that since H.M suffered from amnesia he was not able to remember all the times he had participated in a research study. To conclude, brain-imaging technologies, such as MRI´s, are a favourable way for investigating the potential relationship between biological factors and behavioural ones. However, so far the scanning technologies are simply able to register the different structures and activity in the brain. They are not able to establish a cause-effect relationship at this time. When it comes to the field of neuroscience, brain-imaging technology is widely used in regards to investigating the relationship between brain structures and behaviour, most commonly after certain brain traumas have occurred. An example of a situation in which such a brain imaging technology was used was in the case study of H.M. H.M was an individual who fell of his bike at age 7 and since began suffering with epileptic seizures. When he was 27, a neurosurgeon named William Scoville decided to perform experimental surgery to try and stop the seizures. Post surgery, H.M suffered from amnesia and was not able to create new episodic and sematic memories. In 1997 Corkin et al, did a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of H.M´s brain. They then discovered that parts of the temporal lobe, including the hippocampus and amygdala, were missing, but also the damage was not as extensive as previously believed. This longitudinal case study has contributed enormously to the knowledge of how memory processes are related to specific brain areas. Due to the MRI we learned that procedural memories are not processed by the hippocampus. However, there are ethical considerations that need to be taken into account, such as the fact that since H.M suffered from amnesia he was not able to remember all the times he had participated in a research study. To conclude, brain-imaging technologies, such as MRI´s, are a favourable way for investigating the potential relationship between biological factors and behavioural ones. However, so far the scanning technologies are simply able to register the different structures and activity in the brain. They are not able to establish a cause-effect relationship at this time.

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