My aim is to help you get organised so that you can successfully scope, plan and deliver a great Geoscience Dissertation or Report.  You can get an idea of the rationale and what we will cover in this introductory video.

Remember, you don’t need to be at University to do a study. If you want to get experience, you can download data and use free software to do your own studies to gain more experience. I can help you with that too!

What We Will Do

In our coaching sessions we will aim to:

  • Focus your background research
  • Fine-tune your aims and objectives
  • Review the database you are proposing to use
  • Evaluate the methods you propose to employ
  • Monitor and discuss your progress
  • Discuss how to illustrate your results most effectively
  • Test your scientific reasoning
  • Verify your conclusions and more

To achieve all this we will ensure that you have a clear project and report plan from the outset that will enable  you to keep track of progress and avoid any issues before they occur.

How Will The Sessions Work?

We will be using Zoom for videoconferencing, together with a variety of collaborative Google Docs that we can work on together.

How Many Sessions Do I need?

That depends on how much help and guidance you need!  To help us establish your needs, we can start with a free session to get to know each other and define the issues.  Then we can take it from there.

Use the contact form to let me know that you want an introductory discussion, then I can send you a coupon code for a free session.


“Greg has been absolutely invaluable for inspiration and guidance throughout my studies in geoscience. He is very engaging and is fantastic at getting you to think through a question of your own accord (with pokes in the right direction!) Would highly recommend for anyone who not only wants to dig into their subject but also into their learning process as a whole.” MSc in Engineering Geology

“I met Greg as an instructor once on a training course for a Project Management Program in Vietnam. Beside knowledge and skills he conveyed to me, I also learned from him enthusiasm, professionalism and especially creative and inter-person approach to common issues. It’s was the most exciting course for PM that I ever have! ” Project Manager at PetroVietnam

“Having worked with Greg on field development projects and geophysical instruction courses I have been greatly impressed by the infectious enthusiasm and motivational energy which he brings to his work, his broad scope of knowledge and his endless curiosity and ability to master complex topics. Greg has been a valuable and key member of every project on which I have worked with him and I have no hesitation in recommending him wholeheartedly.” Senior Geoscientist – Petroleum Industry Service Company

“Greg is a highly competent reservoir geologist and sedimentologist with a wide ranging experience and exceptional knoweldge of workflows and project organisation. His broad understanding of the industry, allied to specialised knowledge, makes him a very valuable team member and his skills in training are widely acknowledged.” Industry Service Company Director

“Greg’s positive engagement and expertise within the geology field made him a great success during the Project Management workshop at RHUL. Greg is very good at getting you thinking and working through the problem for yourself. He assisted individuals in line with their skill sets and project goals and paid special attention to our development areas. His enthusiasm was captivating, and he built my confidence immensely prior to starting my dissertation. Greg is very committed to helping young professionals which was projected throughout the workshop. ” Petroleum Geoscience MSc

Dr Samways was very helpful in teaching me a new approach to tackle project work through clear and concise explanations, highly recommend! BSc Geology Undergraduate

Dr Samways is a very inspirational and supportive tutor who has an incredible ability to take things apart, then put them back together in a coherent way that you better understand. As a 2nd year university student studying Geography I was really struggling to plan an important assignment. Dr Samways helped me take my mind model apart and rebuild it so that I was able to analyse, evaluate and create new possibilities, supported by clear facts and the necessary evidence. The result was simple, clear and highly effective. For anyone struggling to plan an assignment or organise their dissertation, Dr Samways is highly recommended. BSc Geography Undergraduate

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