I understand that the classroom environment may be distracting, and pitched and paced at a level not suitable for every student. I aim to provide one to one tutoring in the more relaxed environment of your own house, where I can create an enjoyable but challenging lesson that is tailored to your own learning style and focus my teaching on areas that meets your requests.
I am passionate about teaching and have been involved in it since I was in school myself. Amongst other tutoring experiences, I recently spent a few months at a local secondary school where I shadowed the biology teacher in her GCSE and A level biology classes. Part of my role was to help individual students with any queries, which has put me in good stead for tutoring. I also got to develop and deliver a lesson to the GCSE class myself, from which I have learnt a lot about teaching. Although I am currently studying medicine, I have completed an intercalated BSc in Physiology, which has further extended my knowledge in human biology.
I realise different examination boards have different syllabuses and I will take the time to understand the specification you are studying. From an exam point of view, I think it is vital to practice past exam questions, which I am able to provide.
I am also happy to help with the medical school application process. I have previously been involved in various 'Prepare for Medicine' evenings run by the University of Bristol, which has allowed me to gain valuable advice from doctors and interviewers. Having been through the process myself, I fully recommend getting any help you can get - I am happy to talk about your personal statement or even give you a mock interview if you wish!
Thank you for your consideration,
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Human Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|-Medical School Preparation-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
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It is getting increasingly competitive to secure a place at medical school. Once you have bagged an interview, start your preparation immediately!
Google is a great resource - try to follow student forums where you can find tips about what to expect from interviews, and sometimes even what questions students have been asked. Do some research about the university and make sure you have a thorough knowledge of how the medical course is run at the university. For brownie points, pick out a couple of unique things you like about the way the course is run. For example, try and find out if there is much scope for 'student selected components' or SSCs in the course. If there is, you can talk about how you are excited for this opportunity, provided by the course, to direct your own learning.
Use Google again to find banks of common interview questions and answers. There are also various books available on Amazon that you may wish to purchase. Do not fall into the trap of learning the answers and regurgitating them! Tailor the answers to your experiences. A tip I was given before my interview was to think of at least four different patients or members of staff I had met during my work experience and try to integrate them into my answers where appropriate. Finally, practice speaking your answers out loud. Ask your family or friends to give you a mock interview. If they are too busy, go into an empty room, imagine a panel of interviewers in front of you and speak your answers out loud!
A few days before you attend your interview, make sure you have double checked all the relevant details about when and where your interview is, how early you need to be there and what documents you need to bring with you. Dress appropriately. The dress code for interviews is always SMART! Ladies, this means no short skirts, low neck blouses or stilettos (even if they are smart stilettos). Try to avoid excessive jewellery. Gentlemen, no black jeans or chinos or black trainers.
Once you have made it to your interview venue with plenty of time to spare, you will most probably be put in a waiting room prior to your interview. Now is the time to make sure your phone is turned off! Take 15 seconds to observe and familiarise yourself with how the interview runs- does someone walk you to the room or does the interviewer collect you themselves? Do you have to follow directions to a specific room number? Is there a designated area to leave bags and coats? Where is the toilet? Whilst these are not pivotal, it may help you feel more in control of the situation.
When you finally enter the room, greet your interviewers with a genuine smile and if appropriate, a firm handshake. Carry a professional but friendly manner about you at all times. Instead of trying to act professional, be your best professional self.
Try not be nervous, the interviewers are not trying to catch you out! They want to know if you are a hard working, clever and respectable individual, so try not to let your nerves bury that side of you! Good luck :)see more