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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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
Perfect! Ali was excellent for my daughter. Above and beyond his exceptional qualifications, as a senior examiner and author of A-Level textbooks, not to mention his long experience in teaching and tutoring, beyond all of this he was helpful for my daughter on so many levels, including help in her university application as well as constant advice and support. Above all he clearly has that rare and special ability to transmit his own enthusiasm to his students. The consequence is that instead of taking a degree purely in philosophy my daughter is now taking a combined psychology/philosophy degree. Ali was absolutely worth every penny.Ross Belgium, August 2020
Ali is a very good tutor and personally the best I've had at any means of learning. He is very knowledgable about psychology, gives students respect and offers a means of teaching not taught in school. Before I came to Ali I was a C student and with only a few lessons Ali very much helped me achieve my A in A level. If you are in need of a tutor in psychology then I would very much recommend AliMatt Henry Fanshawe School, Dronfield, September 2018