About us

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 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).