Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Ryan - Prof psychology - London
 
  • Ambassador
  • (11 reviews)
H
Harry
« Perfect! Very reassuring, offered lots of advice and pointers and was diligent... More »
H
Harry
« Perfect! Very reassuring, offered lots of advice and pointers and was diligent in his explanations. »
$21/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 4h
Lessons offered by Ryan
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Psychology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • Masters
  • MBA

Psychology Master's graduate, offering lessons and support up to university level.

Methodology

I believe it is my role to be flexible and to teach in a way that meets your specific needs as a student.

My style is calm and relaxed. I will start by asking what you would like to gain from the lessons. Once we both have a clear idea of the goals ahead, I will create a plan that will work to achieve the highest marks possible.

I am happy to work with students who are looking for guidance and extra support on their essays, literature reviews, statistics papers, and exam revision.

To give you an idea of my voice and character, the video below is a short tutorial that I made explaining the basics of metacognition.

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualified, and response guaranteed. Ryan will carefully plan your first lesson.

Background

I am an experimental psychology researcher with a passion for problem solving and creative writing. I have tutored students on the core topics in psychology, neurobiology and statistical analysis. I was awarded a Distinction overall for my Master's degree in Psychology, at Birkbeck University of London. I received a 2:1 grade in History at UCL, and I scored A grades in History, English Literature and Biology at A-Level.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $21/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $96
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $199
Lessons offered by Ryan
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Psychology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • Masters
  • MBA

The 11 reviews on Ryan
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
H
Harry

Perfect! Very reassuring, offered lots of advice and pointers and was diligent in his explanations.

C
C. A

Perfect! Ryan is an outstanding tutor. He is very approachable and patient and it is a real joy to learn with him. Highly recommended.

Ryan's response

C is brilliant, diligent and really fun to teach.

D
Dimitris

Perfect! Ryan is an amazing tutor. Friendly, patient, very motivated and understandable. I highly recommend him!

Ryan's response

Dimitris is an excellent student. He’s methodical and a pleasure to teach.

N
Nasreen

Perfect! Amazing teacher, explains subject really well and easy to understand

Ryan's response

Nasreen is a brilliant student and a pleasure to teach.

P
Paula

Perfect! Ryan really helps me to work through my projects strategically while providing tips on how to be a better Psychology MSc student. He has been so so helpful:-)

Ryan's response

Paula is an excellent student. I really enjoy our lessons.

D
Duygu

Perfect! Ryan is an excellent tutor. A trustworthy and very knowledgeable person.He has been been very patient and motivating. He was able to break concept down clearly and helped understand the solutions to my assignments.

Ryan's response

Duygu is an excellent student, and a joy to teach.

J
Jonathan

Perfect! He simplifies the context very well

Ryan's response

Jonathan is great to work with. I look forward to our next lesson.

4 recommendations

N
Niki

I know Ryan since a very long time and he is simply the most patient person I’ve ever met.
He has the ability to calm me down therefore I can fully concentrate on the lesson rather than focusing on my anxiety thoughts.
I can truly recommend him to everyone.

A
Alex

In all the time I've known Ryan, he's always been incredibly patient and thoughtful in his approach to teaching. He always sure to take the time adapting the material in a way that catered to my style of learning. Just an all round great bloke, highly recommend! : )

P
Peter

I have known Ryan for many years and have never failed to be impressed by his patience and consideration.
He has the great ability to communicate complex theories in a logical and easily understandable way.

A
Agnes

Ryan is a very calm teacher with a great knowledge about psychology and tremendous patience:) He’s also super flexible, always could manage his schedule to fit to mine. He also has a very pleasant voice which is rare and I found it very soothing.
He helped me to prepare one of my essays. English is my second language and he was very helpful with editing and research support.

Interview with Ryan

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Ryan — My interest in tutoring was first sparked whilst studying for my Psychology Master's degree at Birkbeck, University of London. A number of times I was able to give advice and offer guidance to my fellow students and lab partners. I found this to be immensely rewarding and a fun way to enhance my own knowledge.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Ryan — Psychology and cognitive neuroscience: How and why do human beings do what they do? What drives us to survive and thrive and binge-watch multiple episodes within our complex environments? Are we in complete control, or are we being controlled by our big brains and biological makeup? What is actually happening when things go wrong, and how can grasping a better understanding of the brain make a difference?

In short, every topic within the scope of human behaviour fascinates me.The possibilities are vast and within them exists the exciting potential to improve the lives of our fellow humans.

My previous research topics were attentional control theory; anxiety; worry and ruminative thinking; adaptive working memory training; and electrophysiological event related potentials linked to attention and error-monitoring.

Below is the title of a paper that I worked on with two amazing colleagues. It was recently published in the scientific journal, Behaviour and Research Therapy.

"Rethinking cognitive training: The moderating roles of emotional vulnerability and perceived cognitive impact of training in high worriers"
QUESTION 03 | 08
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Ryan — My dissertation supervisor Professor Nazanin Derakhshan: The work that she continues to do at Birkbeck on Attentional Control Theory (ACT), and through her breast cancer charity BRiC (Building Resilience in Breast Cancer Center) are unbelievable. Naz is a constant reminder that hard work in the world of cognitive neuroscience can have a huge positive impact on people's lives.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Ryan — Above all a good tutor must be sensitive to the needs of their students. Different students learn in different ways and at different speeds, and so a tutor must adjust their style accordingly. In general I find a calm, friendly and positive attitude works best to create a productive atmosphere. Also a good measure of patience and a sense of humour go a long way.
QUESTION 05 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Ryan — Read the whole journal article from start to finish: Under the looming shadow of deadlines it was always tempting to skim and skip to the parts of papers that seemed relevant. From my own trials and tribulations I have found that taking the time to read a paper in depth is invaluable. Time spent critically analysing the research method and even the author's writing style, will strengthen the quality of your own essays and papers, making you a better researcher. Simply picking out the results and conclusions for an essay will not increase your fundamental understanding of a topic, and it will probably cause you more stress when it comes to constructing your own conclusions.
QUESTION 06 | 08
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Ryan — Statistics: I was never a great mathematician, and mental arithmetic was the bane of my schoolboy existence. However, I have always been relatively skilled at making things -baking and building lego were my favourite childhood pastimes. Once I overcame my learned fear of numbers, I realised that statistics in psychology is much like following a recipe or instructions. It is simply a case of following the formulas, plugging the numbers into the calculator in the correct order, and making a beautiful chart at the end of it. This does not mean that I am now a master of statistics. I still practice and reinforce my understanding of the theory, all the time. Nevertheless, I now know how to use a powerful set of tools. I know that with a bit of careful work I can use the various methods of statistical analysis to test my theories.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Ryan — Music: I won't go into too much detail, but I make a kind of electronic synth-pop in my spare time. If you want the name of the band, then you'll have to ask me in person.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering these interview questions :-P) ?
Ryan — Whether it's part of my inherent nature or from the nurture that I've been lucky enough to receive (probably a bit of both), I feel and show a great deal of care for my students. I want them to enjoy their learning experience, and to know that I will do everything that I can to support them along the way.

Similar teachers

psychology lessons close by? Here's a selection of teacher ads that you can check out.

Los Angeles
Get help in Social Sciences & Humanities Essay writing and Research-based assignments.
$65
Syed
  • (15 reviews)

Are you skeptical in dealing with technical matters of writing an essay: phrasing study objectives; structuring the paper;...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Responds within an hour
North Branch
Psychology major out of North Branch, MN and Cedar Rapids, IA specializing in basic knowledge, goal setting/achieving, and behaviors
$17
Katherine
1st lesson free!

I start out teaching by finding out the student's base knowledge of the subject and how they learn best. I then tailor each...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
New York
Duke University Psychology/Neuroscience major with 4 years of tutoring experience available to tutor in NYC during the summer and Durham during the semester. Also available to teach online. Loves lear
$40
Amanda
1st lesson free!

In my lessons, I tend I focus on strategies and breaking things down into very digestible pieces of information. I think...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Skokie
Independent Tutor for Hire ‘Study Smarter not Harder’ Take control of your learning and your life Develop Skills & Mastery Use your time more effectively, efficiently, with less frustration and more f
$25
Gary
1st lesson free!

I think of myself as a combination of an explainer, coach and cheerleader. I help students discover and build on their...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Salt Lake City
Graduate student with 3 years of tutoring psychology and APA formatting experience.
$15
Grace
1st lesson free!

I approach each topic by first setting a base as to what you know. I ask you to explain the concepts to me so we can both...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Houston
Social Work graduate student w/BA in Psychology offering social science and test prep tutoring.
$20
Audriana
1st lesson free!

My teaching method includes kindness, patience, a little bit of fun but ultimately assign good challenges. I have tutored...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available Not available $21
5 hours Not available Not available $103
10 hours Not available Not available $206
Request a lesson