1st Class Honours (2018)
Information about Mike
BIOLOGY and UCAT TUTORING! 3rd year medical student, scoring in the top 20% at King`s College London with over 600 hours of tutoring experience, and a passionate and motivational teaching style. I have tutored 17 students weekly throughout the previous three years.
I have tutored 13 students for UCAT in both long-term and intensive courses, where the majority have achieved an interview-level score. My UCAT score average was 710. I have previously attended classes which gave tips on how to achieve higher scores and have various techniques of my own to save time and get through seemingly tricky questions. These skills will be taught to the student in a simple methodology and practiced. I will also help the student target their weaknesses, occasionally making practice questions for them in the lesson. I can provide feedback I have received from previous students.
After assessing the student`s grasp of the topics taught in school, I reinforce the teachers ideas. Once the material has been covered, I guide the student through designing a broad summary/mindmap to keep visually in their memory. I prefer to let the student discover their mistakes during the process of explaining what they understand to me before correcting them, as this helps self-development and critical thinking.
For topics that the student struggles with, I will find resources which may go about the information in another way more clearly than they were originally taught. I will also bring questions and interactive diagram labelling quizzes for the next session.
I build a rapport with students easily and quickly, helping them to achieve their full potential. Online tutoring only.
Availability: Every day
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: I have tutored 17 students (3 biology, 1 maths, 13 UKCAT). I have previously increased two of my ex-tutees GCSE/A-level grades substantially from predicted GCSE grades, going from C (both) to A and A* in mathematics, and from D to A and B to A* in biology respectively. Taught a student for 3 months in UCAT boosting her average score from 580 to 705, another student from 580 to 660 in one two-hour session only! Scored very competitively (within the top 10%) for my medicine application and have various techniques to improve grades.
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Feedback For Mike (11)
Mike has been an excellent Biology tutor. He has provided support in my son`s A-level Biology studies and is a very organised tutor. My son has definitely improved in his Biology and I highly recommend Mike!
Mike helped with UCAT preparation with one day before my exam. He is an excellent tutor with lots of experience and I am positive his tips helped me get the score I needed (well above the cohort average). Highly recommend.
Mike has been very good. He started with a learning needs assessment for my daughter and has progressed through thro` the curriculum. he combines some fun ways to learn, with practice papers and is condensing a period of study for the exam in october.
Mike is a wonderful tutor - we feel so fortunate to have received his help and advice. He is extremely knowledgable and provided my daughter with amazing top tips. The proof is in the pudding though. He managed to increase her average UCAT score hugely in a short space of time! His communication skills are fantastic too and he takes a real interest in your childs progress. Do not hesitate to use him - you wont be disappointed.
Mike was incredibly helpful with setting up lessons via Zoom. He knows the UKCAT tests inside out and teaches you how to tackle the various questions and problems. He is very upbeat, cheerful and engaging.
Great tutor! Very helpful, tutors me for UCAT and is very good.
Mike is great tutor , very approachable and friendly . He focus on specific topics that my daughter struggles , he explains clearly and makes it easier to understand.
Mike is flexible with arrangements and he thinks beforehand about what to do in the session. He helps my son feel at ease and is helping him extend his skills.
Mike has been a great help at helping me work through complicated questions and slowly helping me gain confidence to really tackle this test head one. Id thoroughly recommend as he always goes out of his way to be flexible and helpful . Thank you Mike and thank you Tutorhunt!
Helpful tutor with some very useful tips for tackling the UCAT, although there did seem to be some technical issues when starting the online meeting and when trying to book the lessons online prior to this.
Tutors Response :
Thanks for the feedback! For the first session I start the lesson time once all connections are up and working so no time is lost. I have contacted Tutorhunt to fix the issue with bookings as they kept removing and changing timings automatically. Best of luck with your exam!
He helps you learn and it is interesting. The explanations are clear and the questions are hard so you can develop your skills better. It is a fun experience and you should try it.