Alisdair

Alisdair

Didcot Tutor

I am an environmental scientist with many years of academic learning combined with real-world consultancy. I enjoy applying the knowledge gained from the theoretical background and applying it to real problems. Currently I specialise in the application of satellite imagery to providing solutions to companies such as water utilities, agriculture, and natural conservation agencies. This consultancy requires a broad knowledge base with robust problem solving skills. These play a significant role in my tutoring, as geography encompasses many disciplines (e.g. ecology, sociology, physics) but require sound analytical capabilities.
Geography is a fantastic subject to teach as it is so diverse there are many ways that it can be made relevant and engaging! It is also very relevant today in a world where natural resources and social interests are under increasing strain.

Tutoring Experience

I was a teacher and student mentor at Aberystwyth University for 3 years, tutoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This was for large classes (up to 100) through to one-on-one mentoring and tuition support. I assisted and mentored a number of students through their dissertations and other course work. Students were welcome to come to me for any assistance during the year and I enjoyed helping many from one off requests to full project guidance.

Tutoring Approach

Every student is different but I prefer to understand what the student enjoys about the subject and tailoring this interest towards their current objectives. Geography is a great subject for this due to the many disciplines it captures and variety of approaches that can be applied to learning. I enjoy finding the solution that is most engaging as this make the learning and tuition easier and more rewarding.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Swansea University2008BachelorsBSc Geography
Swansea University2010MastersMSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change
Aberystwyth University2014DoctoratePhD
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Subjects taught
GeographyOne-to-oneOnline
Secondary£12.50£11.25
GCSE£15£13.50
A-Level£15£13.50
Casual Learner£10£9