Psychology

How an Edinburgh Tutors Psychology Tutor can make a difference

Psychology is an increasingly popular subject, usually taken up once a student has already been introduced to related social disciplines, but it might feel like a completely new and unfamiliar area of study. For this reason, many students seek the help and guidance of a tutor who has the experience to navigate the demanding coursework, build confidence and improve grades Psychology tuition is designed to support not only the teaching of theories and methods but also to promote self-development by increasing understanding and awareness of issues such as human cognition and emotion. This allows students to develop a greater understanding of themselves and their society, and the skills acquired are highly transferable between professional and personal environments. Psychology tutors help students to tackle difficult topics, yet are aware of the sensitive nature of the subject and take an extremely personable approach to the needs and responses of each individual.

Tutors employ learning strategies tailored to each student

A Psychology tutor is well-placed to implement learning strategies that are unique to each student, maximising their potential for achievement in exams.  Students of Psychology are typically assessed in three key areas: knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation, and practical research skills. Psychology tuition supports understanding across a breadth of domains, including Developmental, Cognitive, Physiological and Social Psychology. Each approach is distinct yet interrelated and comparable, and students are encouraged to recognise a variety of ways to interpret aspects of human behaviour. Psychology tuition promotes the development of analysis through a questioning attitude, which is extremely valuable when students make judgements regarding their research investigations.

The Edinburgh Tutors personal tuition service includes all SQA syllabus exam subjects and levels of tuition


Knowledge

A ‘wide and deep understanding of the syllabus content, is of course the first requirement. Knowledge gaps or a lack of understanding, not only put students at risk in exams but also impact negatively on general confidence in the subject.

Study Skills

The knowledge and skill to organise, prioritise and plan study. Even very smart students can find themselves overwhelmed by the subject and the syllabus, leading to panic, a collapse in confidence and poor results.

Exam Technique

How to answer the questions fully, concisely, to the point and in a way that immediately resonates and pleases the examiners. Top achievers are practised at acing exams, it’s a skill that comes from practice and knowledge.

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