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Eleanor
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Eleanor
« Perfect! Oliver is extremely knowledgable not to mention hugely supportive. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him for private tutoring. I am currently studying for an MSc in psychology on a part time basis (online) and Oliver has brought the course to life for me. »
£36/h
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 3h
Lessons offered by Oliver
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Psychology
  • Social Skills
  • Social communication
  • Communication
  • Non-verbal communication
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Social skills tutor in South West England, specialising in language and communication.

Methodology

I work with individuals, agencies, and local authorities. My priorities are social, emotional, and mental health needs; special educational needs; alternative provision; looked after children; and ‘challenging’ behaviour. I cover key stages 2 (SATs, 11+, and secondary selection); 3 (SATs); 4 (GCSE); 5 or further education (AS and A2, NVQ, apprenticeship, and IB); 19+ (vocational); and higher education (graduate, postgraduate, and terminal degrees).

Experience

I'm a PhD candidate in neuropsycholinguistics and consultant to private clients. My advisory clients include the House of Lords, the NHS, People Primetime International, the Manchester Metropolitan University, Falmouth University, the Emotional Intelligence Academy, the YMCA, the Y Club, the Castelfield Hotel, the National Citizenship Service, Equal Education, etc. My mentoring clients range pre-academic, academic, and professional contexts. My PhD research examines the composite language and communication phenomena of schizophrenia, as relative to figurative language processing, using experimental psycholinguistic methods; my master's dissertation focused on paralinguistics: blended displays (i.e. complex facial expressions) of emotion; and my bachelor's took the form of a stylistics combined honours (i.e. linguistics with creative writing). My vocational experience includes a substantive clinical education post within NHS psychiatric services—specifically, as an interpersonal communications tutor; in parallel, I've provided consultancy services since 2011.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £36/h
Lessons offered by Oliver
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Psychology
  • Social Skills
  • Social communication
  • Communication
  • Non-verbal communication
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Oliver's CV

Education

PhD Manchester Metropolitan University, Psycholinguistics 2017–

MA Falmouth University, Professional Writing 2017

BA Falmouth University, (comb. hons.) English with Creative Writing 2014

Teaching experience

YMCA Manchester, Manchester; 13/08/2018–03/09/2018
course designer and facilitator, ‘DICE-6’, Youth and Community Service
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester; 22/05/2018–
sessional lecturer, Department of Languages, Information, and Communications
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Exeter Learning Academy, Exeter, 04/2017–08/2017
instructional designer
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Exeter, 06/2015–12/2016
interpersonal communications tutor
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation

Sole trader, Exeter, 01/10/2011–
consultant academic
• interactive teaching; instructional design; evaluation; (under; post)graduate supervision

Presentations and invited lectures

Workshop, ‘Situational Revision for Dangerous, Sensitive, and/or High-risk Interactions’, 27/11/2018

Workshop, ‘Linguistic, Paralinguistic, and Extralinguistic Awareness in Supportive Encounters’, 20/11/2018

Workshop, 'Decoding Multichannel Communication in Therapeutic Relationships’, 13/11/2018

Workshop, 'Intercultural and Intracultural Negotiation', 22/05/2018

Presentation, 'Formal Thought Disorder, Creativity, and Figurative Language', Digital Semantics Symposium, 18/10/2017

Supplementary qualifications

Award in Education and Training, Level 3; Highfield ABC, 09/10/2018

First Aid in the Workplace, Level 3; Highfield ABC, 03/10/2018

Paediatric First Aid, Level 3; Highfield ABC, 05/10/2018

Good Clinical Practice (primary care), National Institute for Health Research, 24/04/2018

Good Clinical Practice (secondary care), National Institute for Health Research, 24/04/2018

Advanced-Level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, IQ Level 3; Skills for Care and Development; 08/03/2017

HRA Researcher Training, Health Research Authority, Manchester Metropolitan University, 24/02/2017

MMU Research Integrity, Health Research Authority, Manchester Metropolitan University, 24/02/2017

Diploma in Health and Social Care, IQ Level 3; Skills to Group Ltd.; 31/01/2017

Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression, Level 2 (instructor); Ethical Care, Control, and Restraint; 24/06/2016

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Skills to Group Ltd., 21/04/2016

Good Clinical Practice (primary care), National Institute for Health Research, 05/02/2016

Good Clinical Practice (secondary care), National Institute for Health Research, 05/02/2016

Facial Action Coding System, coder certification; Paul Ekman International Plc.; 20/11/2015

Care Certificate, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, 06/07/2015

Micro Expression Training, eMETT 3.0; Paul Ekman International Plc.; 10/04/2015

Subtle Expression Training, eSETT 3.0; Paul Ekman International Plc.; 04/04/2015

5 reviews on Oliver
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Eleanor

Perfect! Oliver is extremely knowledgable not to mention hugely supportive. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him for private tutoring.
I am currently studying for an MSc in psychology on a part time basis (online) and Oliver has brought the course to life for me.

Oliver's response

Eleanor possesses a number of rare competencies but requires encouragement to reflect on their relevance to her future goals. I look forward to our conversations and find her rate of progression noteworthy.

4 recommendations

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Emily

Oli is a great tutor, really helps me to understand and explains everything really clearly. A great help for revision as I just feel so much more confident already, after only 3 sessions with him

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Maisie

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Oli for all the tutoring help he has given me this year. He has helped me to secure a place at my first choice university and I don't believe I would have without him! Oli is very knowledgeable and a really lovely guy who genuinely cares about his students. Definitely recommend! Thanks Oli

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Tanya

Oli has developed a really good professional relationship with my aspergers y10 son. He has brought him on rapidly. Very glad I found him. Highly recommend.

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Edward

excellent guy and really helpful feedback!

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