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The Oxford Method

OUR TEAM

Dr Ann Wand, DPhil (Oxon)

Founder & Director

Dr Ann Wand, DPhil (Oxon) is the Founder and Director of The Oxford Method. She has over ten years’ experience as an academic tutor having worked at the University of Oxford and Pepperdine University’s study abroad programme in Florence, Italy. She teaches tutorials on European culture and politics, identity, nationalism, history, world religions, migration and immigration, minority issues, border conflict, language, and education.

Dr Ben Johannes, DPhil MSc MA MPhil

Tutor

Dr Ben Johannes, DPhil (Oxon) has been an academic tutor at the University of Oxford, and lecturer in bio-informatics at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). With a doctorate in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and a Masters of Philosophy in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge, he has additional degrees in Philosophy and Biology from the University of Groningen.

For several years he has worked as IT consultant for several large firms, ran his own IT company, conducted trainings in organizational development, and conducted summer school tutoring in the Human Sciences at the University of Oxford.

His main topics of academic interest are the evolution of religion, the origins of Christianity and Islam, the origins of morality, (post)modern alternatives to liberalism, the survival and extinction of societies, the political arrangements of societies, and applied statistical methods. His main business interests are software design, investing in financial markets and sustainable agriculture.

Dr Iliyana Angelova, DPhil (Oxon)

Tutor and Undergraduate Admissions Consultant

Dr Iliyana Angelova, DPhil (Oxon) has years of experience as a lecturer and tutor, having taught at both the University of Oxford and abroad (in Germany, Ireland, Bulgaria). She teaches tutorials on the anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of Christianity (especially Christianity in Asia and the global South), political anthropology (identity, nationalism, majority-minority relations), borderlands (especially Asian borderlands), urban anthropology, migration, and diaspora.

Dr Angelova is also our expert consultant in undergraduate admissions, particularly in preparing students for the University of Oxford. She navigates students through UCAS forms, how to write effective personal statements for undergraduate applications and interview preparation for the University of Oxford.

Dr Nicolette Makovicky

Postgraduate Admissions Consultant

Dr Nicolette Makovicky is Lecturer in Russian and East European Studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford. She has over a decade of experience of interdisciplinary research and teaching at University College London, The Royal College of Art, and the University of Oxford. Dr Makovicky is our expert consultant in postgraduate (MA, MSc, MPhil) and doctoral (PhD/DPhil) admissions and has extensive experience of the postgraduate admissions process and the UK funding environment.