My 13 years experience working as a Prinicipal Examiner included responsibilty for writing your A Level exam papers and awarding your grades. 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 specification 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 have nearly 20 years teaching experience and have taught and examined for both AQA and Edexcel specifications at A level and GCSE and am a published author of three Psychology textbooks.
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. 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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I had Ali as a tutor from January and through exam season. During this time we focused a lot on my exam technique. (Ali has great expertise in this subject. For example by explaining to me the thought process of the examiner consequently allowing for me to remove the parts of my essays which would not gain credit.) Ali was able to swiftly explain all of the concept required that i needed explaining in a concise discussion style of tutoring.Adam Silverdale School, Sheffield, August 2018
Ali tutored my son for Psychology A Level, focusing especially on exam technique. This was very effective and his grade certainly improved as a result. The session was packed with lots of information, targeted to his needs and provided really useful feedback on work done during the week. Definitely recommended!Ellen Silverdale School, Sheffield, August 2018
Ali tutored my daughter for seven months leading up to her final exams and was very effective in engaging and motivating her. Ali tailored the learning around real events in the news or in my daughter's life, which really helped. He was the utmost professional and put my daughter at ease from the start. His tutoring style is relaxed but he always kept the sessions focussed. Ali is a great motivator and mentor and always kept me up to date with her progress. Its my pleasure to recommend AliKay Meadowhead School, Sheffield, August 2018