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5.0 895 classes

University of Strathclyde - PhD in Entrepreneurship - Doctor of Philosophy

Johan is a professional academic and business consultant based in Scotland. He is also the founder of Vox Solo a think tank based in Glasgow.

Recent Students: 17 Total Hours: 814 Last Online: 26 Oct 2021
All-time Students: 67 Total Classes: 895 Signed Up: 05 Mar 2020

About Me

I have a PhD for research in the Hunter Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde. I also hold an MBA from Babson College in Boston, and a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin. My research specialises in solo self-employment, well-being, income and personality - I work with large datasets such as the British Household Panel survey. I enjoy working with motivated students to help them organise their approaches to studying to maximise their performance; I also am skilled at putting complex concepts into everyday language. My first goal is to understand what your goals are, your curriculum and will immediately look at past exams, your past performance, and your assignments for the upcoming semester. Then I will help you plan and set a realistic program of study that helps you focus and get control of the subject. If you get stuck, you can ask questions at anytime, I am always most interested in what you have to say.

Tutor Experience

Over 255 hours of tutoring online. Have taught at the University of Strathclyde as a tutor to small groups while completing my doctorate.

Topic Expertise

I am also a dissertation specialist. For dissertation tutoring, I always focus on academic conventions, these follow the same structure of all academic papers and dissertations no matter the subject. A good dissertation should have these areas covered:

- What is the research question?
- Why is it important?
- What existing literature on the topic?
- What is your theoretical and hypotheses (in some cases)?
- What is the methodology used?
- What did you find?
- How does your finding compare to your theory, hypothesis and the existing literature?
- What are your conclusions?

All dissertations should have standardised referencing techniques used and the narrative should flow in engaging propose towards well-developed positions which move the dissertation forward.

My goal is to motivate you and to ensure that your time is used effectively, to give you a push when you need it or a gentle coaxing when you are hitting a rough patch. I believe as your tutor that we are in this together, and while I cannot do the dissertation or assignment for you, I can be a guide. Tutors have been used for centuries by royalty, and now, in 2020, the service is now far more widely available, so you can also gain the advantage of having a tutor.

In terms of methodology, I can assist with STATA for quants analyses; along with case studies and narrative analyses. I have expertise in a range of social science topics in particular behavioural economics and well-being, which is my research focus.

Client Reviews

Johan is really the best STATA tutor, he has a lot of patience and is very knowledgable. I highly recommend him if you are looking for somebody to lead you through the steps and guide you in the whole process.


Good session.

- Business Management

Johan is always fun and encouraging, especially during a stressful time. He makes studying a boring subject a bit more fun.

- Business Studies

Thank you Johan for all your help. I wouldn't have been able to submit my dissertation at all.

- Business Studies

Breaks everything down to build confidence- excellent.


Excellent - well worth the investment in terms of time and money.


Practically a saint

- Economics

Very informative, Best tutor ever!

- Economics

Johan is a very likable and knowledgable tutor, he truly engages you and are able to provide informative comments. Highly recommended!

- Economics

fantastic really great!

- Dissertations


"Awesome help"

"MBA Dissertation Tutoring - He was the right help needed at a critical time of my project. Really helped me structure my work and get the momentum going. Johan has been really supportive and has challenged my thinking."

"Johan, Tutor. Mentor. Entrepreneur. Friend. This is how I would describe Johan, whom I used to call “sir” at the start out of respect, which I have immensely due to his personality, accomplishments and seniority, but Johan always insisted to be on a first-name basis to establish a good relationship. I was lucky enough to have been accepted by Johan as his pupil and have worked with him on my dissertation and entrepreneurship assignment in an intense two-month period. If you have a certain way of doing things (i.e. stubborn) you may feel challenged and pushed by Johan but this, accompanied by his extensive expertise, is the source that will drive you to meet any deadline with success. You learn extensively during every session and go through a learning curve that will enhance a variety of your skills. Long story short, Johan is an amazing tutor and I will definitely continue working with him in the future (and hope to take his classes once he becomes a professor)."

"Dr Johan de Borst Johan's support over the last two months has been exemplary. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and kind. He will challenge or encourage when you need it most, and broaden your thinking, so you want to understand more rather than settling for less. I could not recommend Johan more highly."

Price: $65/hr

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PhD in Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
MBA in Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Boston, USA.
BComm in Management, UCD, Dublin, Ireland.


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