Current Role, Qualifications & Experience
I am a senior leader in education as my experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. In addition I am a experienced examiner for a major awarding body.
My first degree is in Psychology (BSc), I hold two teaching qualifications, PTTLS (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) and PGCE Post Compulsory gained at the world’s number one university for education, UCL’s Institute of Education. I have a Masters in Educational Assessment also from UCL; in which I achieved a distinction (A) for my 22,000-word Master’s thesis. More information about my professional experience can be found here.
My philosophy on teaching is that students should drive their own learning. Lessons should be challenging, engaging and should draw on experiences of each student. I am passionate about student engagement and so, most of my lessons use discussion as a form of ‘stretch and challenge’, to foster intellectual rigour, critical thinking and depth. I pride myself on creating high quality resources for my students to aid their learning and revision, and have managed to subtly include social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter to support learning. My mantra is grace and truth in all areas of teaching. I aim to model the type of individual that I would like my students to become and enjoy having the privilege of teaching future business owners, doctors, lawyers, mothers, fathers and so on.
My Teaching in Action
Below are a series of videos, pictures, and tweets to show my teaching style, the response from my students and even some parents. You can access more videos via my Youtube and Twitter teaching pages ‘Psychology with Ms Kay’. Enjoy 🙂
Interested in Teaching?
Teaching is a fulfilling profession but it is not for the fainthearted. It requires dedication, discipline and consistency. In the video below, I share how I got into teaching and key tips for those interested in teaching or currently teaching. If you are considering teaching psychology and would like some experience, perhaps as part of your placement year or your PGCE do get in contact using the contact form below.
I offer private tuition for OCR GCSE Psychology and AQA A Level Psychology. My fee is set at £30 per hour for individuals (and £15 per hour, per person for groups of 2-5 people at max). If you are interested in tuition, please fill out the contact form below and I will be in touch within 14 days: