Sian O

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£ 29.00-35.00 p/h

I am a fully qualified and experienced teacher (PGCE in Social Science and IT) who specialises in A level tuition in Psychology but can also teach Politics, Economics and Sociology. I recently worked as a maternity cover at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle and am currently doing another maternity cover at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, both teaching A level Psychology. I am also an appointed examiner for the AQA and will be marking the Psychology Paper 3 exam this summer. My goal is to support my students learning and help them to address any areas where they are struggling. Most importantly, I enable my students to achieve the best mark possible for their A levels. I am fully DBS checked and have recent experience of seeing my own daughter pass through the 'A' level system and successfully into university. I also have experience as a Psychology Examiner for the International Baccalaureate and have an MSc in Psychology (with Merit). My Undergraduate degree was in Political Science. I can tutor online as well as in your home.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I follow the style that best suits the student. There is no 'one size fits all'. I like to begin explaining a concept using easily understandable examples and only move on to more complex applications of a concept once I am sure that the student has grasped the basics. Some students need extra support in their A level studies, however good their existing teachers. I aim to complement the work you are doing at school or college to support you in your A level studies.

What qualifications do you have?

MSc Psychology (with Merit) MA International Politics PGCE (Secondary) Social Science BA Political Science

Tell us about your experience...

I am currently doing a maternity cover for the A level Psychology students at QE High School in Hexham after working as another maternity cover at the Royal Grammar School (Newcastle) for the academic year 2020-2021. This year I have been appointed as an examiner for the AQA Psychology exams, marking paper 3 (the hard one).

What locations do you tutor in?

Hexham is my home location but I also tutor in Newcastle and over the Cumbrian border (towards Carlisle).

What is your personal message to students?

I will tailor my teaching to match your style of learning. What works for you is what works for me. Everybody learns differently in terms of style and pace and the most important thing for me is that my style suits you and enables you to learn most efficiently and therefore get the best results you are capable of.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Will travel up to 25 miles from Hexham
Online tutor: Any platform that is MAC compatible (Zoom, MS Teams, Skype,etc)
Subjects: Psychology A
  Politics A
  Economics A
  Sociology A