The Oxford Method


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 the Customised courses, as well as Pre-Packaged courses in Anthropology and European Studies.

Dr Ben Johannes, DPhil MSc MA MPhil


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 an IT consultant for several large firms, ran his own IT company, conducted trainings in organisational 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)

Undergraduate Admissions Consultant & Tutor

Dr Angelova is 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. She also teaches our Pre-Packaged courses in Oriental Studies and Religion. 

Dr Nicolette Makovicky

Postgraduate Admissions Consultant, and Research & Grant Advisor

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.  Additionally, she works as a Research and Grant Advisor assisting clients with research and grant proposals for Masters, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral applications.