Hello, I’m Dr Sophia Deboick, a Study Skills Tutor based in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. I founded The Degree Doctor to offer dedicated specialist study skills support to higher education students in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance. I have experience of the higher education sector as a tutor and researcher (including at Russell Group universities), and I worked as a Study Skills Tutor at one of the largest HE-providing further education institutions in the country before setting up The Degree Doctor.
With an expert understanding of the HE academic environment, I provide a service that is tailored specifically to the needs of degree students. I work exclusively with adults and my approach to study skills support is to work collaboratively with students as equals, providing a friendly and approachable service. I am fully qualified to work in SpLD support at university level and have completed a postgraduate course in dyslexia and literacy difficulties, gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education (PGCPSE (Open)). I am DSA-QAG registered as a non-medical help provider, have AMBDA FE/ HE status (Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association, Further Education/ Higher Education), and have membership of ADSHE’s Quality Assurance scheme (registration number ADSHEQA106).
I have supported many students towards degree success and have a track record of building strong, supportive working relationships with them. My students find their tuition sessions a pleasure rather than a chore and benefit from the relaxed atmosphere I create. Here is just some of the feedback I have received:
I look forward to hearing from you, answering any questions you may have, and finding out more about how I can support you to achieve your goals.