Natasha L.

Natasha L.

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Medicine (Other) - Bristol University

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About me

Hi there! I'm Tash, and I'm a 5th year medical student at the University of Bristol! I am really keen to help all of you budding scientists/medics/university students as I remember how stressful exams can be. Whether you want to chat about how to fine-tune your university application, how to succeed in your A-levels or GCSEs, or chat about how to prepare for medical school interviews, I will tailor every session to you and your needs. I have been teaching younger children karate for as long as I can remember, and I have taught at a very popular English language summer school for the past two years. This summer I will be designing sessions and teaching on a teaching course for prospective medical students, and I would love to help you achieve your goals too. I am fun, friendly, and enjoy the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to present information, alongside finding ways to build on established teaching methods to get the best results. I'm really looking forward to meeting you, so that we can start your journey to success together!

Hi there! I'm Tash, and I'm a 5th year medical student at the University of Bristol! I am really keen to help all of you budding scientists/medics/university students as I remember how stressful exams can be. Whether you want to chat about how to fine-tune your university application, how to succeed in your A-levels or GCSEs, or chat about how to prepare for medical school interviews, I will tailor every session to you and your needs. I have been teaching younger children karate for as long as I can remember, and I have taught at a very popular English language summer school for the past two years. This summer I will be designing sessions and teaching on a teaching course for prospective medical students, and I would love to help you achieve your goals too. I am fun, friendly, and enjoy the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to present information, alongside finding ways to build on established teaching methods to get the best results. I'm really looking forward to meeting you, so that we can start your journey to success together!

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About my sessions

I know that one particular lesson structure won't suit every learner, so I will have a chat with you to discuss how you learn best, and I will try and tailor my tutorials to your learning style. For exams, I think it's important to go over the same material in different ways in order to make sure you retain the material rather than just memorise it, and to go over past papers together to ensure an understanding of how the answer is reached. I will track your understanding by recording past paper marks to see your progress, and by setting mini-quizzes on last session's material at the beginning of the next session. I will also focus on exam technique, as in today's exams knowing HOW to answer the question is just as important as what the answer is. If you are interested in pre-university mentoring, we can arrange personal statement 'autopsy' sessions, where we go through the text with a fine toothcomb and ensure you are representing yourself in a way that best shows off your strengths. I also offer mock interview tutorials, to help prospective university students get used to the format and calm their nerves.

I know that one particular lesson structure won't suit every learner, so I will have a chat with you to discuss how you learn best, and I will try and tailor my tutorials to your learning style. For exams, I think it's important to go over the same material in different ways in order to make sure you retain the material rather than just memorise it, and to go over past papers together to ensure an understanding of how the answer is reached. I will track your understanding by recording past paper marks to see your progress, and by setting mini-quizzes on last session's material at the beginning of the next session. I will also focus on exam technique, as in today's exams knowing HOW to answer the question is just as important as what the answer is. If you are interested in pre-university mentoring, we can arrange personal statement 'autopsy' sessions, where we go through the text with a fine toothcomb and ensure you are representing yourself in a way that best shows off your strengths. I also offer mock interview tutorials, to help prospective university students get used to the format and calm their nerves.

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Shabri Student

16 Nov, 2017

Really great first lesson, she explains everything in depth and gives lots of support!

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Tatiana Parent from London

14 May, 2017

good teaching

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Tatiana Parent from London

8 May, 2017

Good Teaching.

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Jemma Student

27 Apr, 2017

Very helpful, was clear and easy to understand. Answered any questions I had and was really friendly and we got along well.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
BiologyA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
MathsA-level (A2)B
Cancer Biology and ImmunologyDegree (Bachelors)2:1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
BiologyA Level£28 /hr
ChemistryA Level£28 /hr
Human BiologyA Level£28 /hr
BiologyGCSE£24 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
Human BiologyGCSE£24 /hr
Medical School PreparationMentoring£28 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£28 /hr
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)University£28 /hr
UCATUniversity£28 /hr

Questions Natasha has answered

How do I structure sentences in my essays in order to get the highest marks?

In order to get the highest marks in English Literature, we start with a strong base (good knowledge of the literature we are studying), and then build on it by structuring our sentences in an intellectual way; intertwining our knowledge of the text with our own reflection on it and referring to other relevant literature. Starting from the bottom up, making wordbanks will give you a fantastic resource to draw from. Essays can become a little stilted if they all start in the same way; for example if we are talking about Pride and Prejudice and all of our sentences begin 'The' or 'Lizzie', it can be difficult to make the subject matter engaging. Making a wordbank of adverbs such as 'Quintessentially', 'Interestingly' and 'Engagingly' can help us get off to a good start, by attributing our own emotions as the reader to the text we are reading. For example, the sentence 'The opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice uses the words 'it is a truth universally acknowledged' to signpost the attitude of society in Austen's time to marriage and women' could be improved with a starting adverb: 'Engagingly, the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice uses the words uses the words 'it is a truth universally acknowledged' to signpost the attitude of society in Austen's time to marriage and women'. This shows the examiner your experience of that part of the text as the reader without you having to write 'I think', allowing you to gain more marks and saving you time.In order to get the highest marks in English Literature, we start with a strong base (good knowledge of the literature we are studying), and then build on it by structuring our sentences in an intellectual way; intertwining our knowledge of the text with our own reflection on it and referring to other relevant literature. Starting from the bottom up, making wordbanks will give you a fantastic resource to draw from. Essays can become a little stilted if they all start in the same way; for example if we are talking about Pride and Prejudice and all of our sentences begin 'The' or 'Lizzie', it can be difficult to make the subject matter engaging. Making a wordbank of adverbs such as 'Quintessentially', 'Interestingly' and 'Engagingly' can help us get off to a good start, by attributing our own emotions as the reader to the text we are reading. For example, the sentence 'The opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice uses the words 'it is a truth universally acknowledged' to signpost the attitude of society in Austen's time to marriage and women' could be improved with a starting adverb: 'Engagingly, the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice uses the words uses the words 'it is a truth universally acknowledged' to signpost the attitude of society in Austen's time to marriage and women'. This shows the examiner your experience of that part of the text as the reader without you having to write 'I think', allowing you to gain more marks and saving you time.

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How should I begin to structure my personal statement for Medicine?

Writing a personal statement can be a daunting prospect- especially when you're not sure how to start! My top tip for beginning the writing process fora personal statement geared towards medicine would be to make three lists. Firstly, make a list of the reasons that you want to go into medicine. This will be helpful when it comes to your interviews. Think about those moments in your work experience that you really enjoyed, and how they relate to wanting to pursue a career in a healthcare environment. Secondly, make a list of your achievements, both academic and extracurricular. This is your time to show off! Thirdly, make a list of the work experience you have undertaken, and the learning outcomes of that work experience. This is the most important part! Integrating your interest in the things you've seen with an honest reflection on the things you have learnt and the qualities you observed in healthcare professionals is the key to getting that interview. The last list should be a list of the things you would like to achieve through a career in medicine, and the research you have done into these things. If your research list is a little sparse, it's time to get researching! Your interview will be smooth sailing if you are well informed, and the ability to back up your aspirations and motivations with evidence is a fantastic skill that will guide you both through your interview and through medical school beyond it!Writing a personal statement can be a daunting prospect- especially when you're not sure how to start! My top tip for beginning the writing process fora personal statement geared towards medicine would be to make three lists. Firstly, make a list of the reasons that you want to go into medicine. This will be helpful when it comes to your interviews. Think about those moments in your work experience that you really enjoyed, and how they relate to wanting to pursue a career in a healthcare environment. Secondly, make a list of your achievements, both academic and extracurricular. This is your time to show off! Thirdly, make a list of the work experience you have undertaken, and the learning outcomes of that work experience. This is the most important part! Integrating your interest in the things you've seen with an honest reflection on the things you have learnt and the qualities you observed in healthcare professionals is the key to getting that interview. The last list should be a list of the things you would like to achieve through a career in medicine, and the research you have done into these things. If your research list is a little sparse, it's time to get researching! Your interview will be smooth sailing if you are well informed, and the ability to back up your aspirations and motivations with evidence is a fantastic skill that will guide you both through your interview and through medical school beyond it!

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2 years ago

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