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Oliver offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £40.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00

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Personal Description:

As a senior examiner for AQA along with a wealth of experience of teaching geography, I have an excellent understanding of what's expected of students.

I have marked A level exams (AQA, WJEC) for 4 years and I have been a team leader for an AQA exam for the last two years. I have five years' experience of teaching geography.

I graduated from the University of Durham with a 2.1 in Geography. I enjoy the interdisciplinary nature of Geography, having studied modules such as Hazard and Risk whilst still specialising in Human Geography in my last two years. I completed my PGCE in Secondary Geography at the University of Leicester.

I have been tutoring for 3 years and I relish the one to one approach to ensure I can thoroughly monitor a student's progress either face to face or online and tailor my practice to that individual. This year, one of my tutees requested tutoring after getting an E in AS Geography but this year managed to get an A.

In my spare time, I enjoy acting, swimming and yoga.

Tutoring Experience:

Having taught geography in both a secondary school and a further education college, I have a very good understanding of the strategies that work for a variety of students. Throughout this time, I have taught both GCSE and A Level Geography and A Level World Development.

Marking a range of AS/A2 papers, focusing on topics such as fieldwork skills, has given me an excellent understanding of what is expected of students. Additionally, I am a team leader for an A2 exam after being strongly recommended by my team leader for my accurate assessments of students' exams and detailed feedback. As a team leader, I have moderated other examiners` marking and seen a range of answers.

I also have a good understanding of the changes in the Geography specifications, as I have current teaching experience of the new curriculum and much of the new content is very similar to my university degree

Please see below the feedback, I have received in the last 2 years:

'Oliver was extremely helpful and supportive on the lead up to my AS Geography exam. He was always available to help or if not he always worked out a time to do a tutoring session even if it meant he would be doing more than he expected to do each week. I gave Oliver piles of marking on almost every session and he always had it ready for the next session. I went from an E to an A grade in Geography AS level and I couldn`t have done it without Oliver`s help. I highly recommend Oliver for tutoring. Thank you for your help.'

'Thank you so much for all of your help with my Geography - you have been brilliant.

I will recommend you to my friends in the future and also my brother will contact you when he starts his GCSEs.'

'Oliver has tutored my son the few weeks leading up to his exams. During this short period of time he has assisted him with AS Geography. From day one Oliver identified gaps in my sons knowledge and simplified the topics. My son was very confident during his exams. I would recommend Oliver to anyone.'

Exams, that I have marked:

AS Geography

AQA Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography
AQA Unit 2 Geographical Skills
WJEC G2 Changing Human Environments

A2 Geography

AQA Unit 4B Geographical Issue Evaluation
WJEC Unit 4 Sustainability

Tutoring Approach:

I offer an individualized and personable approach, supported with a range of teaching resources. From my experiences of teaching, I can adapt to meet the learner's needs to make sure the learner makes rapid progress. I just specialise in geography, which I think is to the benefit of my students.

As an examiner, I know how to decode exam questions and command words. I provide learners with simple methods to ensure they maximise the limited time given.

The exam period is a stressful time and I ensure students become confident and relaxed by providing encouraging and stimulating lessons.

I can offer other tutoring services such as producing revision materials such as podcasts. I can also mark students' work and given written feedback at a different rate.

I have a cancellation policy that any lesson missed or cancelled inside 24hrs is charged. I realise there maybe occasional circumstances when a lesson is missed or cancelled for unavoidable reasons and I will apply common sense.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Leicester (2011) - Geography (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Durham (2010) - Geography (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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