I believe that studying medicine has given me a huge amount of insight into the process of learning. After four years of medical school I have developed methods of how to learn quickly and effectively, and I incorporate these methods into my teaching. I have also sat over 30 exams since leaving school in 2011. This has given me experience in how to best approach exams, and I try to pass these strategies on to my students. As part of studying medicine I have also had an enhanced CRB check which I can provide evidence of.
Having attended Cambridge University, I would also be able to advise on applications to Oxbridge. In my three years there I have often spoken to the professors and doctors involved in admissions about what they look for in candidates and how they decide whom to admit. I also scored in the top 2% on the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) section 1 and in the top 1% in section 2. This is an exam that at the time was only taken by Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial applicants for medicine and veterinary medicine. Therefore I would be able to tutor for the BMAT. The Thinking Skills Assessment is very similar to the BMAT so I would be able to tutor for that as well.
Outside of academia I am interested in sport, travelling and films.
Availability: I have a busy and varied schedule so it is difficult to say here my exact availability. However I am available most evenings and weekends.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have had extensive teaching experience over the last six years. I can provide more details and evidence of the below on request.Contact this Tutor
At school I was part of two schemes involved in teaching younger children. The first was teaching younger pupils who were struggling at maths. This involved helping them learn concepts they did not understand and helping them to adjust their attitude towards work. I was also part of the Inspirus Project, where I tutored children from local primary schools in preparation for their 11+ entrance exams. In my final year of school I was selected to become Head Boy. This gave me a wide range of responsibilities, including acting as pastoral support for the younger pupils when needed.
After leaving school I attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to study preclinical medicine. During my three years there I tutored several different students in biology, chemistry, physics or maths. This ranged from KS2 to GCSE level. I have received positive feedback from all my tutees and have seen both their exam results and understanding of the subject improve substantially. In the Summer of 2014 I was employed at a school in China as a tutor at an international school.
In the last 15 months I have been tutoring several different students in London while continuing my medical education at University College London. This has included for 13+ entrance exams, GCSEs and A-levels. I have received excellent feedback from the parents. Also since arriving at UCL I have taught some undergraduate medical students pharmacology.