Pat Wood - Academic Coach & Proofreader

Personal Tuition and Proofreading for Health & Social Care Undergraduate to PhD Students

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is facilitating your learning, development and performance in your academic writing.

It is about finding where you are at the moment in terms of your studies and discovering the writing issues you have.

I will discuss your goals for your assignments and what you can do to gain higher grades. We will explore what you will do, when you will do it and how I can facilitate this.

I will provide guidance and feedback as these are important aspects of how Academic Coaching works.

Ways of Working With Me


Proofreading Services

I provide proofreading services to students who need help with essays, dissertations and theses, or even if you just want to improve your academic writing.

If English is your second language (ESL) or English an additional language (EAL), I can provide extra support should you need this.

One-to-One Coaching

I will work with you face-to-face or online via a platform which suits you to help you develop your academic writing. We can record the sessions and you will have access to these.

By working together and improving your writing skills, you will see significant improvements in your results.

Group Sessions & Workshops

Group sessions are a more cost-effective coaching solution where you work together with your peers, improving your academic writing as a group.

We can do this in person or via an online platform, depending on the preference and location of the members of the group.



Online Academic Advice Hub

Read my blog for the latest advice on how to improve your academic writing. All the information on the advice hub is free for you to use and share.

If you have any questions about the resources, please feel free to get in touch.

How we will work together

The process will work in a way that suits you best. We would arrange a suitable time for our meeting/call.

This could be face-to-face if this is convenient, or online on a platform which suits you (e.g. FaceTime, Skype, Zoom).

You may wish to send me your guidelines, work and/or feedback to review prior to the meeting.

We will discuss your assignment and focus on how you can achieve your goals.

When you are ready to send your work, I can provide constructive feedback and proofread it should you wish. Find out more about my proofreading service or work with me one-on-one.

‘Pat provided a highly professional yet personable service. During the months running up to the submission of my PhD, Pat’s services were a source of calm progress.’

The tuition I received met my needs in every way. Pat is a professional and friendly tutor who is passionate about teaching. I have Pat to help me with essay structure and proofreading. I have recently got my grade back and I am really pleased with the result.

English is not my first language and I have found Pat is very patient and good at explaining things that I want to know. I am very satisfied with the tuition with Pat and I would recommend her to everybody.

Student Nurse

Pat provided a highly professional yet personable service. During the months running up to the submission of my PhD, Pat’s services were a source of calm progress.

My thesis was a large document to say the least but the versioning and organisation of the approach to proof reading was easy to understand and work with. I highly recommend Pat’s services to anyone leading up to submission of a large thesis. Thanks Pat!

PHD Student - now Dr.

I have just had a session with Pat this morning about Critical Thinking. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the session and I heard some positive remarks from my colleagues as well. It was good interaction, medical very good examples and teaching strategies… it all helps to simplify learning.

To be honest, I could say that I have understood so much in your 2-hour session than I probably did in long drawn out lectures. It is HOW one delivers, not just WHAT. Keep up the good work and thank you for your support.

Student Nurse

Pat was really helpful when I was doing my dissertation. She proofread and made comments throughout on how to improve my writing and grammar. I was really pleased with the comments Pat made and listened to her advice. I came out with a 1st on my dissertation and I don’t think I would have been able to achieve this mark without Pat’s help and input.

I would highly recommend Pat for any help with coursework and guidance as she is thorough,  helpful and friendly


Dr Pat Wood recently worked for us on a sub-contract basis. Pat provided us with professional expertise, help technical writing assets as well as technical editing and review services for our recent work to create an electronic patient/healthcare professional pathway for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Without Pat’s knowledge, expertise, assistance and wise counsel it is clear that we could not have completed the project to time, budget and within the Department of Health’s stringent Quality Information Standards. Pat provided key editing, review and advice services to both the technical and health teams within the BLF which were crucial to the successful delivery of the project.

Pat is easy to work with; she has a collaborative and flexible approach with a solutions focus to potential problems. Pat consistently met our deadlines, some of which were very short and the quality of her work was excellent throughout.

It goes without saying that we would not hesitate to use Pat’s services again and would be pleased to recommend her to other potential clients. Should you require any further details then please do not hesitate to contact me at the address below.

Michael McKevitt

Head of Patient Services, British Lung Foundation

Get in touch

I am based in Welwyn,  Hertfordshire, UK. If you wish to get in touch with me, I can be contacted in the following ways:



07960 754446

Alternatively, please fill out the form and I'll be in touch within 48 hours.


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