Dear Sir /Madam:
I am an experienced psychologist and study skills tutor.
I will be glad to meet you and explain in detail the training I offer but let me introduce succinctly myself and the training. I am sure you will want me to deliver it at your place once you know how it is.
In 2002 I obtained the QTS in Spain (specifically teaching psychology) and in 2006 I started to conduct courses about studying skills aimed to anyone wanting to improve the way they learn.
This course is divided into six interlinked modules that provide independence to the students to manage their own studying (attached is a brief explanation of the modules).
The number of participants should be from one to no more than 15. The number of sessions and the frequency can be flexible, but it is important to leave at least one week between some sessions to see how the students put into practice some of the new skills they are achieving. If it is possible, it is important to involve the students’ parents, for that reason, some of the hours should be to explain them what and how to do to improve even more the independence and self-confidence of the students. Notice that all this aspects are flexibles and will be setting-up with you to make sure we keep in mind the specific characteristics of every single student.
I lay the emphasis on achieving two main goals; efficiency (less hours studying with better results) and self-sufficiency.
Though I said anyone can benefit from this course, it is specially recommended to students who have difficulties with:
• Dependency on the teacher.
• How to perform study tasks.
• Making notes.
• Drawing outlines and mind-maps.
• Recalling what has been read.
• Assessing arguments.
• Memory difficulties.
During every session students will have time to practice these skills and they will enjoy participating because sessions are taught in a relaxed environment where I balance acquisition of new knowledge and time to practice them. They will feel they are an active part of the development of the session and that their opinions are important.
I began my career (December 2004) as a counsellor and family mediator in Madrid ,Spain, in Public Centres helping families in the process of getting divorced. Since then, I have developed my work in several Public Institutions oriented to Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR). I worked for the Psychologists’ College of Madrid in the Family Support Centre "Mariam Suárez" as Family Mediator until July 2013.
Furthermore, an important part of my professional development is training future mediators in ADR in different areas: business, school centres, neighbourhood issues, family disputes, etc.
Currently, coaching people gives me the opportunity to participate in a magical moment. It is fascinating to see how people realise they actually have more resources than they thought. Guiding them in that process of personal growth is a great pleasure.