Yvonne Lawrence - Psychology and Sociology

Fully qualified teacher with QTS and a Masters in Teaching


The University of Hull: BSc Hons 2:1 Psychology

The University of Reading: PGCE

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I'm a highly experienced fully qualified teacher who has worked for over 20 years in a number of local secondary schools. I am patient and supportive with a huge range of techniques to help you reach your goals in psychology and sociology. I also tutor mathematics to GCSE level.

I have taught AQA psychology and sociology A-Levels for many years, acting as Head of Department in two different schools. Whilst working, I undertook a Masters in Teaching at the institute of Education in London, graduating with a distinction. Recently, I have added five years successful experience teaching IB psychology to my portfolio and can also tutor for this qualification.

I have also been an examiner for AQA . I am able to provide support structures for those who need a little extra help as well as enrichment opportuntities to develop wider understanding and stretch and challenge for those aiming for top grades. I have an excellent collection of resources that can be deployed to help students achieve their potential and can teach the exam skills needed to be successful.

I now tutor AQA psychology and sociology up to A-Level standard using my extensive teaching experience as well as mathematics through to GCSE level. I'm friendly, patient and understand many of the misconceptions and difficulties students on these courses encounter and can offer strategies to overcome these. I'm friendly and patient and skilled in building confidence in my subjects.

Many students struggle with the research methods components for psychology and sociology and this is a speciality area that I can help with. Written skills for the examination is another area where students can need help to improve - by understanding how to structure answers, marks can be obtained much more effectively.

As a science, psychology often requires short precise answers that involve careful selection of material and a clear focus on the requirements. Other important skills are the application of psychological theories and approaches to real-life situations and to be able to criticially evaluate the research upon which these are built. I can help with developing all these skills as well as how to structure answers for the longer written questions.

Sociology is an ideas subject with many links between the different areas. I can help you understand the sociological perspectives and how they apply to areas such as families & households, education and crime & deviance. As well as developing good subject knowledge, i can guide you on examination skills using my many years of preparing students for the AQA examinations.


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  • A-level (Years 12 & 13)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)


  • A-level (Years 12 & 13)

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