My 13 years experience working as a Principal Examiner included responsibility for writing your A Level and AS Psychology exam papers for a major exam board awarding grades to students and writing the all important examiner reports. In this respect I have a true insight into how Psychology exam papers are set and marked having supervised the marking of thousands of exams since 2002. I was also part of the team that wrote and produced the new A Level Psychology speciﬁcations for 2008 and 2015. I have been providing training and support to staff and students since 2003 and visit numerous schools and colleges regularly especially during the key revision season. I am a regular speaker for Keynote Educational Ltd and also run successful staff and student Psychology webinars.
How would you describe your teaching style?
Whether its simplifying content or more importantly understanding what the examiners want then look no further. My sessions are always dictated by the needs of the student and we will typically focus on building confidence in understanding and answering exam questions. Getting your written abilities to match your verbal abilities is key as so many students know the answer but just cant write it down in the exam in order to get marks.
What qualifications do you have?
Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (Fellow) * Masters (MSc) Psychology * Degree (BA Hons) Psychology * Certificate in Education (Post 16)
Tell us about your experience...
I have nearly 20 years teaching experience and have taught and examined for both AQA and Edexcel specifications at A level and GCSE. I have written articles for Psychology Review and am a published author having written textbooks at A level and GCSE.
What locations do you tutor in?
Online via Skype Face to face in London and Sheffield at certain points in the year
What is your personal message to students?
Exams have changed significantly so there is less guessing what`s going to be on the paper and a heavier focus on applying knowledge to questions. I will challenge you to tackle these and other types of questions so you are fully prepared for them. I always say 50% of your grade in August will be down to the correct type of revision and the other 50% is down to how you interpret the exam question, together we will successfully tackle both. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve something special.
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