Dr Oliver

Online Geography Tutor Dr Oliver

Dr Oliver

5.0 89 classes

Queen Mary, University of London - Human Geography, History & Sociology - PhD Doctor of Philosophy

PhD, MA, BA - Award-winning Academic who teaches Social Sciences & Humanities at all levels

Recent Students: 14 Total Hours: 97 Last Online: 27 May 2023
All-time Students: 15 Total Classes: 89 Signed Up: 10 Jun 2022

About Me

I have a background in academia, university research and teaching; completing a Postdoctoral post (Post-war child migration schemes, UK to Australia) with the University of Kent in collaboration with IICSA, awarded a PhD Doctorate (CDA AHRC Studentship- Historical Geography), a Masters (AHRC Scholarship- Distinction) and Bachelor's (First Class Honours- received a total of five awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement) degree from Queen Mary, University of London. In that time I have completed many in-depth research and writing projects, been involved with numerous multi-institutional collaborations; tutored, taught and lectured at university-level in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.

My PhD thesis entitled 'Health, Environment & the Institutional Care of Children in Late Victorian London' is available to view online via a quick Google search!

Outside of academia I've worked with public engagement partnerships, museums and cultural learned organisations. Alongside a team of academics working for the Ragged School Museum based in East London, I helped to create new content for galleries and exhibitions and produced learning resources and materials for the museum and its staff, visiting schools, academics and general visitors. I worked with the prestigious Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) as their Enterprise & Collections Assistant conducting internal and external educational research projects based on the society’s renowned historical collection.

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate dated 9th April, 2022 and I am signed up to the DBS Update Service.

Tutor Experience

Over the last decade I have gained experience teaching and tutoring across a range of subjects from the Social Sciences & Humanities in universities, schools and colleges.

While completing my PhD at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) I lectured and offered teaching support on both undergrad and postgrad modules, led weekly seminars, graded and assessed student essays, dissertations, coursework and exam scripts. During that time, I attended training modules with the Doctoral College on student teaching and tutoring and was active in conducting educational field walks, trips and excursions, and acting as both student mentor and university ambassador. I advanced both my formal teaching and research experience when I was appointed a Postdoctoral Academic post with the University of Kent (UKC).

I'm currently working online as a freelance tutor and academic supervisor for a number of UK universities and across a range of online platforms assisting students at PhD level, postgrad, and undergrad level and helping college students improve grades to gain access to Higher Education. I also work as a Sector Specialist Advisor (SSA) for the End Point Assessment training of Geography/History/Sociology teachers, researchers, lecturers and tutors and provide content for model writing and research services.


Topic Expertise

I take a very personable and versatile approach to tutoring my students. My priority is firstly getting to know you --finding out your academic goals and aims as well as pinpointing the areas we can work to improve -- before collaboratively setting out a personalised learning plan that will help you maximise your potential and reach those goals!

I offer support on the following:

Human Geography; (Specialism- Historical Geography) University level, school and college

History; University level, school and college

Sociology; University level, school and college

I provide assistance on coursework, reading and reading lists, planning, writing and editing essays, support with exam preparation and revision and any general assistance and advice you may be needing with your studies.

I will also offer my assistance outside of the lesson contact-time; providing written feedback on work, help with the planning and writing/editing of essays, dissertation and coursework, help with reading lists and source suggestions and answering any other queries or problems you might have.

Until recently I have been supplying teaching support for schools in London and the North-West of England and can provide an Enhanced DBS Certificate upon request.

Client Reviews

Really helpful and insightful.

- Geography

Amazing!

- History

Amazing!

- History

Oliver is a great tutor always available to help and give great advices.

- History

Oliver is always very available and helpful. Highly recommended.

- History

I honestly can’t thank him enough. As he instructed me and advised me on how to bring my essay to a first class in time for my submission.

- Sociology

Great, super helpful

- Sociology

He was accommodating in answering all of my questions and willing to help anytime.

- Sociology

Testimonials

Alvira (former student) 5-star review Perfect! Oliver is a spectacular tutor! His critical thinking will allow you to question inter-disciplinary approaches and improve your knowledge to achieve your goals. He is always there for you and strives hard to help you complete your tasks. Also, he is not just a great tutor but a great advisor and a friend! Hadiza (former student) 5-star review Perfect! I sent over my work to Oliver for feedback. when i applied his comments to my work, i can also see the clarity of the piece. You need someone to go through your essay with constructive feedback, Oliver is the guy. Thank you Oliver. Marina (former student) 5-star review Oliver is a really great tutor and was helpful with my work - giving constructive comments and answering all my questions thoroughly. I also received feedback and comments very quickly which was a great help working on a tight deadline! Really recommend Oliver - thank you!

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Qualifications


2012-2016 Queen Mary University of London & the Ragged School Museum
PhD (AHRC CDA), School of Geography- Passed Viva with Minor Corrections (January 2017)
Thesis: ‘Health, environment and the institutional care of children in late Victorian London’

A Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Using the example of the London-based children's organisation Barnardo's, this thesis examines the influence of contemporary ideas regarding the relationship between environment, health and disease on the organisation and everyday institutional practices of the charity.

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2011-2012 Queen Mary University of London
MA London Studies: Pass with Distinction
Full Scholarship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Interdisciplinary Master’s programme which covered modules from sociology, history, geography and English literature ranging from the 18th century through to the present day. Completed training research modules which enhanced skills and knowledge when working with museums, archives, collections and historical databases and sources.

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2008-2011 Queen Mary University of London
BA Human Geography: 1:1 First Class Honours Degree
Recipient of Five Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement

This social science degree included a variety of modules on development studies, health, culture, the economy, history and politics with training and experience in utilising qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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2001-2008 Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, Cumbria
A-level: AAB (English Language, Geography, English Literature)
GCSE: A-C in 10.5 Subjects (English, Maths and Science)

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January 2022 TEFL Qualifications
Completed the 120-hour Premier TEFL Course

January 2022 Completed the 40-hour TEFL Teaching English Online Course

February 2022 Completed the 30-hour TEFL Teaching Young Learners Course

Prospero Level 1 Qualification – Child & young person safeguarding accredited online CPD course (November 2021)

CSCP Child Sexual Exploitation Course- Certificate of Achievement (October 2021)

UK Government Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Certificate (9th April, 2022)

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