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Emma Isabella Makdessi A-level Psychology Tutor (West London)

Emma Isabella Makdessi Silver Member

  • Notting Hill (W8) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 02 Feb 2015
  • Sex: Female
  • Web site: eissem.moonfruit.com
  • Can Travel To: Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth, Westminster
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Personal Message
I am a passionate science and humanities tutor specialising in Psychology, English and exam preparation.

I have a Psychology BA, Neuroscience MSc, and am in my first year of medical school with a passion for travel.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Psychology: AS, A level, IB, Degree
English: GCSE, AS, A level, IB, Dissertation Editing- most subjects
Biology: GCSE, AS.
Tell me about your qualifications.
King’s College London (Graduated 2013)
MSc Neuroscience, Merit

Dissertation title: Role of Tripeptidyl Peptidase 1 in neural crest development in LINCL

Smith College (Graduated 2012)
BA Psychology and Neuroscience, 2:1

ACS Hillingdon (Graduated 2008)
Full IB- 40 points
What kind of experience do you have?
Teaching Experience:
Two years’ experience working as a private tutor of Psychology, English, SEN, and Biology for pupils of various levels.
I have successfully prepared students for AS, A level, and Foundation Psychology exams and assisted SEN children with reading, writing, and maths. I can provide regular support with schoolwork for SEN children to build confidence and have experience mentoring students (at high school and university level) in academic choices and study skills.
• Thorough understanding of International Baccalaureate
• Able to assist in university applications to top US schools
• Able to travel with family on short notice
How much do you charge?
I do not charge for travel unless you are based outside of Edinburgh
Discounts negotiable for longer sessions or long-term students, please inquire.
All subjects £30/hr below A level, £35/hr for A level and £40/hr for graduate work.
Dissertation editing by negotiation depending on length and topic.
Where do you teach?
Travel outside of Edinburgh can be arranged with separate negotiation. Clients more than a 40 minute commute from EH3 will be asked to book 2 hr sessions. I am happy to incorporate breaks into longer sessions for no extra charge.
When are you available?
I work 10am to 10pm 7 days a week, clients can book through my website.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages, from 5 to adults, but focus on GCSE and A level students. I am happy to do general homework help with younger children.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for GCSE and A level exams, as well as assisting with university applications (UK and US) and personal statements. I am available to work with students on masters dissertation content in neuroscience and psychology, and structure and editing in all subjects (please inquire!)
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have a current CRB Certificate and Scottish disclosure.
Tell me about some of your current students.
"Thank you so much for inspiring Sophia in writing, it is because of you she started to write stories" Mother of 5 yr old, Creative Writing Tuition
"Emma was an excellent tutor and my daughters loved having her to help. Emma has a lot of patience, shown especially with my daughter who has dyslexia. She has made learning fun, I highly recommend her." Mother of 6 and 7 yr old girls, SEN English and Maths
"We really appreciate the work you have done. Whatever the outcome we feel sure he has benefited from your help --and not just in the short term." Parents of Tom, dyspraxia, A Level Psychology
Do you have a personal message for students?
Biography: I am starting medicine at the university of Edinburgh this September.
I graduated from Smith College in 2012, where I tutored and mentored underrepresented students in the sciences, and I began tutoring in London while I completed my MSc Neuroscience at King’s College London in 2013. Currently I tutor full time while gaining experience to apply to graduate medical school.

I specialize in neuroscience and psychology, and also teach IB HL English, SL Environmental Science and SL Biology. I attained 6's or 7's in every IB class and full marks on my Extended Essay and TOK. Having grown up travelling I have experienced a vast number of schools and teaching styles and I am quick to adjust a strategy to suit the learning style of a student. As a tutor with learning disabilities myself, I am able to find the right methods to help every student achieve their very best. I am also an artist and I often encourage students to draw out a complex idea, and the combination of physical movement and verbal explanation set an idea much more firmly in someone's memory than sound or writing alone. I am a very determined woman, and have prevented a variety of setbacks from interfering with my academic career. In terms of learning disabilities or personal struggles, I also think it's a big help for young students to work with a tutor who not only knows their subject but has overcome difficulties themselves as opposed to someone who has always managed effortlessly- I believe it helps students see that there is no reason they can not also achieve.

In my spare time I take a printmaking class, visit my mother in Sweden, enjoy crime-dramas, and am looking for a big dog to rescue. I am also hoping to find a BSL course to begin soon.

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