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Carol Carter

BSc, PGCE

Subject: Geography

Geography is such an important subject. It teaches us what the world we live in is like now, how it came to be this way, and what it may look like in the future. It is vital, ever-changing and there is always something new to learn and see. I hope that, through your studies with Wolsey Hall Oxford, you will come to love it as much as I do!

My personal interest in Geography began at school, when I had an inspirational teacher who made me think about the world around me in a new and interconnected way. Geography has something for everyone: from the pure science of rock formations to the practical applications of water supply and demand; from the historical migration of people round the world to the future of our cities and countryside. My own personal main areas of interest are the environmental and development fields, as I believe that through Geography we can learn how to make the world a better place.

After school, I went on to acquire a 2:1 degree in Geography and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, both from the University of Sheffield.  Until three years ago, I was a successful Geography Tutor at a well respected secondary school in Northamptonshire. During this time I undertook several roles giving me a wide range of experience working with students. These roles allowed me to help students to achieve their full potential in many ways – for example through running revision clinics and individual mentoring.

Since having children three years ago, I have worked as a private Geography Tutor, which allows me to enjoy the close relationship you can get by working one-to-one with students, and tailoring activities to meet their individual requirements and learning styles. I enjoy helping students of  all abilities to learn the specific skills and knowledge needed to succeed in Geography, as well as transferable techniques for general revision and learning.

Although Geography is all around us, it is not my whole life! My other interests include dressmaking, embroidery and sewing. I enjoy reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction; and I also like to keep fit by swimming and running. In the past I travelled to adventurous locations and enjoyed scuba diving too, but these activities are now hard to fit in with two small tearaway children under the age of four!

You’ve chosen an excellent subject to study and an excellent college to learn it through. From a single word of vocabulary you don’t understand to a complex skill you need explained, I’m here to help – just an email away. I’m really looking forward to helping you achieve your full potential in one of the most important and interesting subjects you can study!

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