I am a semi-retired ex-Head of Psychology (Woodhouse Grove, Bradford). Until June 2013 I also taught A-Level Psychology and Sociology one day a week at another school (Rossett, Harrogate). The `semi-retired` is because, in addition to tutoring, I carry out one-to-one therapy for clients using a mix of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
My book, `Knowing Me, Knowing You: an Integrated SocioPsychology Guide to Personal Fulfilment & Better Relationships` was described by one reviewer on Amazon as the `best Psychology book of the year!` (2006). I have 2 chapters included in a new compendium, `Developmental Innovation: Emerging Worldviews and Individual Learning` , due out this Summer. I do Psychology `for real`! - which helps take Psychology out of the text book and make it so much more relevant for tutees. This is my eighth year of providing private tuition.
Having originally been approached by some ex-students I had taught for a term on supply, I found I enjoyed tuition and so decided to expand this side of my business. My preference is to use the tutee`s own textbook as the core material for the work. However, I bring in additional materials, including selections from other text books, mind maps (spider diagrams) and case studies.
I may relate anecdotes from my own practice as a therapist and consultant to illustrate certain points. As exam technique is in many ways as important as the content of the specification, I encourage tutees to do practice exam questions in between tutor sessions and e-mail them to me for marking. We can then go through the marked answer at the next session. I also help tutees to think about what they are putting down on paper by getting them to indicate where in their answer they think they`ve scored marks and what type of mark.
Availability: Most days between 9:30 AM and 7 PM and Saturday mornings 10 AM and 1 PM. Saturday afternoons and Sundays 10 AM to 5 PM between Easter and the end of the exams.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
I have taught the AQA Psychology `A` specification very successfully on a part-time basis since 2003 and tutored in it since 2007. In addition to AQA `A`, I have also taught and tutored in the AQA `B` Edexcel and WJEC specifications. I have tutored very successfully in the OCR spec but would not claim the same level of knowledge as with the other specs. With regard to Sociology,I have taught the AQA specification.
For 2015-2016 I will tutor in all the above specs for A2 and AS resits. For the new AS I will tutor in AQA Psychology and Sociology and Execel Psychology. While I don`t advertise myself as doing tuition at degree level, I have now tutored students right through to getting their Psychology degree.