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 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
I am a tutor in Cyprus and Ali provides Skype lessons for one of my students. I sit in on the lessons and am extremely impressed by Ali’s teaching style, knowledge and professionalism. He has established an excellent rapport with the student whilst maintaining strict boundaries. He is very supportive and adept at constructive criticism. I would thoroughly recommend Ali as a person and tutor.Chris Heritage School, Cyprus, August 2018
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