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Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Cambridge University
Hi there! I’m Rachel, a Cambridge medical student with lots of experience of tutoring and mentoring in school subjects and for university admissions. I’m willing to go out of my way to help using teaching styles that suit you, whether this be to improve your grade or stretch you beyond the syllabus.
About Me & Qualifications
I’m a medical student, just about to start my second year at Cambridge University.
I received 10 A*s at GCSE and 4A*s at A-level, with 100% UMS in every A2 module I took. I also achieved a first in my first year at university.
I am really passionate about teaching and try to ensure that everyone gets as much out of their sessions as possible! I have tutored many individuals for GCSE languages, and understand the importance of building a good rapport with the tutee to make the most of your time.
I also have a lot of experience of mentoring for applications to study medicine at university and/or Oxbridge applications. I know how daunting the process can feel and would love to help in any way I can! Through mentoring on several online platforms, and leading my old school’s medical society, I have access to a lot of resources not available on the internet, which I am more than happy to provide. Having been through the system recently, and talked to a lot of admissions tutors in the process, I also have first-hand experience of what universities are looking for (plus a lot of helpful hindsight).
I’m more than happy to offer Maths at any level (11+ to A level), and Biology and Chemistry at GCSE and A-level. I can cater for all exam boards.
I can also mentor for any aspect of the application process to medical school, including:
- Admissions tests (UKCAT and BMAT)
- Personal statements (advice and proofreading)
- Interview techniques (for MMIs and/or panel interviews)
- Advice on getting work experience, and where to access extra resources to develop an interest in medicine
- Oxbridge-specific advice and mentoring
The session will be guided by you. We will target the aspects of your course that you find difficult. Through experience, I’ve found that individuals tend to struggle with both core subject knowledge/understanding and exam technique. I can focus on either or both of these with you.
I find that making the session as interactive as possible, and getting you to think for yourself, makes the subject knowledge easier to retain. I use lots of example questions and analogies to help you get a firm grasp of the subject. I’ll answer as many questions as you like (no questions are too small or simple, don’t worry!) and will stay on a subject for as long as it takes for you to feel comfortable. After this, we can also tackle exam questions, so you know you can apply your knowledge in the correct context.
I am also more than happy to stretch you beyond the syllabus and give you new concepts and information that might be helpful in university applications or for projects such as an EPQ. However, I think it’s important to put this information in context, so I can also teach you to think critically and appraise the evidence you’re given, key skills for science-based university interviews.
After sessions, I normally provide students with a summary sheet of what we’ve been through. This prevents students from feeling the need to take down lots of notes whilst trying to understand a tricky concept. If you have enough time to do work outside of our sessions, I can also provide extra practice questions to cement your knowledge.
What do I do now?
If you’re interested in a session with me, please contact me using Tutor WebMail. I’m happy to answer any questions and, if you like, we can arrange a free Meet the Tutor session. I look forward to meeting you! :)
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Chemistry||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Maths||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|Maths||11 Plus||£18 /hr|
|-Medical School Preparation-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|.UKCAT.||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|Biology||A-Level||A*, 100% UMS|
|Chemistry||A-Level||A*, 100% UMS|
|Maths||A-Level||A*, 100% UMS|
|Further Maths||A-Level||A*, 100% UMS|
|UKCAT||Uni Admissions Test||790,890,620,830, Band 1|
|BMAT||Uni Admissions Test||6.5,6.9,3.5A|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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