Information about Megan
I am a clinical medical student at the University of Bristol. Having gone through a multitude of exams myself, I recognise that reeling information off to students can be really passive, and doesn`t facilitate learning. I take an active learning approach to teaching, where I help students curate a list of questions and model answers to any topic we`re doing, for example interview questions, or content for interviews, that they can then test themselves on. In terms of interviews, I take the approach of encouraging yet challenging practice, where I will make sure I cover the hardest questions and teach students how to tackle them. I believe the best way to tackle the medicine interview is practice with good feedback, and asking students questions along the way to facilitate learning. I will often ask students to give themselves feedback, in order for them to preempt what I am going to say and so that they can improve not only with me but with home practice too.
I have helped many students with the medicine personal statement and enjoy helping students to actually reflect on their experiences. I help with the structure of the personal statement and can offer suggestions and advice.
During my application I achieved a UCAT score in the top 4% of candidates and have tutored the UCAT many times since. I teach students how to study, how long they should study and help them to make a plan. I also use example questions to help students decrease the time it takes them to answer questions. I believe the UCAT exam is very teachable despite being aptitude and hope that I can help students achieve to the best of their ability.
Availability: I can be flexible with students and am available each day of the week to tutor. I have no issue with early or late sessions.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have experience tutoring the BMAT, UCAT, medicine interviews and personal statements with The Medic Portal. I also have experience under Medic Mentor, presenting at Get Into Medicine conferences and as a mentor at their summer school.
Being a medical student currently, I also have ample and recent experience from hospital and general practice placements, and am able to help students reflect on their own experiences.
One of the most important attributes of a medical tutor, is someone who has gone through the process themselves recently, I remember it very well and I`m up to date in terms of common questions/
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Megan has been helping my daughter with UCAT preparation. She has been very methodical and good with her teaching which has helped my daughter in her exam prep.