University of Cambridge
Medicine and Surgery
University of Cambridge
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Information about Amadeus
Hi, I am Amadeus! I am a medical graduate from University of Cambridge, and hold a BA (Hons) in Zoology. I have a passion for both learning and teaching, and have now been tutoring for more than 7 years. I also run an educational start-up which produces free educational resources, primarily videos.
I have a professional tutoring certificate from the tutoring standards agency and an up to date enhanced DBS certificate.
Availability: Anytime Saturday or Sunday, variable throughout the week.
Willing to travel: 2 miles
Experience: I have taught for over 5000 hours, ranging from private tutees, to special needs schools, to medical students on hospital wards. The reason teaching is so rewarding is because its also a continual learning process for both parties involved & I believe passionately in the huge value of teaching, taking great satisfaction in seeing my students achieve their full potential.
Privately, I mainly tutor the Sciences and Maths (which is the subject of our videos), with most of my students at GCSE and A-level but also ranging through to primary school. I dont teach English itself, but do have experience overcoming language barriers as I have taught Math in Kenya and Uganda.
Applying for Medicine or Oxbridge?
Having studied Medicine at Cambridge, I have inside experience of both how to apply to Medicine, and how to get into Oxbridge more generally. Importantly, I also understand how difficult and daunting the whole process can be.
With their special entrance tests, multiple interviews, and top grades, applying to Oxbridge is a uniquely arduous process. Fortunately, though, a little prep goes along, and excelling at these hurdles can make you stand out from the crowd. Whether its personal statements, work experience, entrance exams like BMAT or UKCAT, or interviews - I can help you get the results you need!
My Approach to tutoring:
The average student spends over 1200 hours at school, and often 100s of hours more studying at home each year. As a tutor spending 1 to 2 hours a week with each student, I cant hope to compete with the efforts students put in outside my sessions. What I can do though is help them use that time efficiently, which is one of my main aims when tutoring.
Most importantly, I have a passion for the subjects that I teach and I try to pass that enthusiasm to my students too; as a happy student is a more productive student. I also give all of my students a copy of a mini-book/pamphlet I wrote on how to study effectively, which covers everything from creating the right environment to revise in, to how to cope with exam stress. This means that we can spend our limited time together learning and applying knowledge rather than me teaching routine revision strategies. Although of course if you would like to know more about them, I would be more than happy to explore them with you.
My approach to tutoring is to consider every student as an individual and to make learning fun. Having experience with dyslexia, I appreciate that different students struggle in different areas and pride myself in noticing when the tutee doesn`t fully understand and will explain the idea from different angles until they do.
This means that my strategy varies by subject and student. Generally, though, sessions include a combination of:
- Teaching new material, or recapping areas students are struggling with
- Discussing the wider applications of the material to help with memory retention and exams
- Exam specific advice, such as commonly asked questions, or definitions that might come up
- Exam practice (I have a bank of past exam papers, split by topic, for most subjects I teach)
- Regular feedback on how students are doing & what to work on, including homework
Feedback For Amadeus (6)
Amadeus has been excellent with helping my son with GCSE Chemistry and physics. My son says `he explains things in a simple, easy to understand way and is very intelligent`. He seems to be very flexible, and my son turns up with a topic he wants to address each week and comes out much more confident about it. Amadeus has been helpful in altering his lesson time due to an extra curricular clash. I would certainly recommend him to others .
Emily has gained a lot of confidence after only a few sessions with Amadeus. He has proven to be extremely adaptable with regards to what he goes over with her (both Maths and Science). Although quiet, she enjoys the sessions and I know it will help her with confidence as the exams approach.
Tutors Response :
Thanks so much Caroline, I`m glad she`s finding it useful and it`s building her confidence!
Amadeus has recently started tutoring my 13 yr old son. He is very organised, patient, knowledgeable, flexible, encouraging and professional. Would recommend him to anyone looking to enhance and further their learning.
Amadeus was an outstanding tutor for our daughter - courteous, punctual and - most importantly - he made a huge contribution to her ability to pass gcse maths and physics with good grades. i would recommend him highly
Tutors Response :
Thank you John, it was a pleasure to help!
Amadeus has been tutoring me for 5 weeks now, he is very well prepared for each lesson and goes at a very good pace. He has helped me understand difficult topics with ease. He is very knowledgeable and has also been giving me exam technique practice. In conclusion, i would definitely recommend Amadeus as a tutor as he has greatly improved my understanding whilst also providing me techniques to study independently.
My daughter has just started seeing Amadeus and she sounds quite positive about the content that is covered at each session and the pace that they work at.
Amadeus is approachable and quick to reply to any text or email messages. He is quite flexible and always offers a good selection of availability when additional lessons are needed. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend him as a tutor.