Heather E.

Heather E.

£20 - £25 /hr

Medicine (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me

I am lucky enough to say that I am about to embark upon my third year of studying medicine at the University of Bristol. I am a huge advocate for medicine because you get to make a real and tangible difference to patients from an early stage, and every day you see something new! My friends on the medical course joke that I am the keenest medic in our year because I am always enthusing about what we learn!


My journey to medical school was not an easy one. Attending an underperforming Secondary School and Sixth Form equivalent meant that I did not receive the level of support and encouragement that the privately-run, high-achieving schools would have. I had to develop a strong work ethic of my own and became my own expert in examination technique, a skill-set which I am keen to share with other students.


I have embraced university life with both hands, meaning I am involved in as many societies and extracurriculars as possible! From practicing the self-defence art Krav Maga to winding down in Massage Society to practicing yoga on a regular basis, I strive to maintain a sound work-life balance. I know that as I progress throughout my medical career it will only become more crucial to develop a stable equilibrium between my professional and personal life. I also volunteer for a student-run university helpline which fellow students call for counselling as I believe this will make me the best doctor I can be.

I am lucky enough to say that I am about to embark upon my third year of studying medicine at the University of Bristol. I am a huge advocate for medicine because you get to make a real and tangible difference to patients from an early stage, and every day you see something new! My friends on the medical course joke that I am the keenest medic in our year because I am always enthusing about what we learn!


My journey to medical school was not an easy one. Attending an underperforming Secondary School and Sixth Form equivalent meant that I did not receive the level of support and encouragement that the privately-run, high-achieving schools would have. I had to develop a strong work ethic of my own and became my own expert in examination technique, a skill-set which I am keen to share with other students.


I have embraced university life with both hands, meaning I am involved in as many societies and extracurriculars as possible! From practicing the self-defence art Krav Maga to winding down in Massage Society to practicing yoga on a regular basis, I strive to maintain a sound work-life balance. I know that as I progress throughout my medical career it will only become more crucial to develop a stable equilibrium between my professional and personal life. I also volunteer for a student-run university helpline which fellow students call for counselling as I believe this will make me the best doctor I can be.

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About my sessions

I swear by using Past Papers, Examiner's Reports and Marking Schemes from the appropriate examination board for my students. This allows me to help my tutees to understand how to frame their answers to give examiners exactly what they are looking for and will help pupils to attain the highest grade brands. There is also no such thing as a silly question!


The structure of my sessions will be to follow the exam board syllabus that pupils are expected to learn to ensure that all relevant content is covered. From having been tutored myself, I know that the only successful way to tutor is to make sessions engaging and interactive! I can vividly remember how quickly I would switch-off if I was not frequently being quizzed and tested by my tutor. Through keeping the student involved and testing them on the content we are covering, our sessions are much more likely to be recalled and remembered in an exam environment.


When studying for my medical degree, I find using a range of learning platforms helps to solidify knowledge and explain tricky concepts. From youtube to online resources to textbooks, the wider the variety the better! In my sessions I will apply this approach of using different sources of information to break down complicated concepts into simpler components so that my students can build up their knowledge from simpler foundations.

I swear by using Past Papers, Examiner's Reports and Marking Schemes from the appropriate examination board for my students. This allows me to help my tutees to understand how to frame their answers to give examiners exactly what they are looking for and will help pupils to attain the highest grade brands. There is also no such thing as a silly question!


The structure of my sessions will be to follow the exam board syllabus that pupils are expected to learn to ensure that all relevant content is covered. From having been tutored myself, I know that the only successful way to tutor is to make sessions engaging and interactive! I can vividly remember how quickly I would switch-off if I was not frequently being quizzed and tested by my tutor. Through keeping the student involved and testing them on the content we are covering, our sessions are much more likely to be recalled and remembered in an exam environment.


When studying for my medical degree, I find using a range of learning platforms helps to solidify knowledge and explain tricky concepts. From youtube to online resources to textbooks, the wider the variety the better! In my sessions I will apply this approach of using different sources of information to break down complicated concepts into simpler components so that my students can build up their knowledge from simpler foundations.

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Alison Parent from Bristol Lesson review 16 Nov, 17:00

23 Nov

Well structured, informative lessons. Very student focused and friendly. My son is finding lessons with Heather really helpful with his Biology.

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Alison Parent from Bristol

16 Oct

Another informative and well thought out lesson from Heather. She has been so great at encouraging my son and increasing his confidence in asking more questions.

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Alison Parent from Bristol

28 Sep

Great first lesson. My son needs extra support with his GCSE Biology and Heather was very approachable and knowledgeable, my son found the lesson really helpful. Have booked second lesson.

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SpanishA-level (A2)A
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
PhysicsA-level (AS)B

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyGCSE£20 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£20 /hr
SpanishGCSE£20 /hr
Science13 Plus£20 /hr
Medical School PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£22 /hr
UKCATUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Heather has answered

In a medical school interview, how do I approach a question asking about my weaknesses?

With this type of question your aim should be to come across as honest and humble, whilst not delving too deep into your worst traits!
It is wise to tackle this type of question with a positive and constructive attitude, for example, identify a problem, such as issues with organisational skills, and then immediately state how you are managing and remedying this problem (for example by saying you keep a diary of planned activities and check it each morning). Avoid simply reeling off a list of your flaws and making yourself seem undesirable!
With this type of question your aim should be to come across as honest and humble, whilst not delving too deep into your worst traits!
It is wise to tackle this type of question with a positive and constructive attitude, for example, identify a problem, such as issues with organisational skills, and then immediately state how you are managing and remedying this problem (for example by saying you keep a diary of planned activities and check it each morning). Avoid simply reeling off a list of your flaws and making yourself seem undesirable!

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