Skip to main content

Information About Oliver - Sheffield tutor -

Profile Picture

Oliver's profile picture

References

This is how 2 referees rated Oliver:

Reliability

Trustworthiness

Professionalism

Badges

Subjects Taught

Oliver offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Geography

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00£27.00
A-Level £40.00£36.00
University £40.00£36.00
Casual Learner £40.00£36.00

Study Skills

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£27.00
University £30.00£27.00

Map Location

Personal Description:

As a senior examiner for AQA and Eduqas, 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, Eduqas) for 4 years and I have been a team leader for an AQA exam for the last 3 years. I have also been a team leader for GCSE 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

Exams, that I have marked:

AS Geography

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

WJEC Unit 2 Changing Places

A2 Geography

Eduqas Component 1 Changing Landscapes and Changing Places
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.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

Please login or register to download tutor resources.

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

Qualifications:

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

Tags: Sheffield Geography tutor, Sheffield Study Skills tutor, Sheffield GCSE Geography tutor, Sheffield A-Level Geography tutor, Sheffield University Geography tutor, Sheffield Casual Learner Geography tutor, Sheffield GCSE Study Skills tutor, Sheffield A-Level Study Skills tutor, Sheffield University Study Skills tutor