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Dhiluni K.

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Degree: Medicine and Surgery (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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Hello Tutees!

A little bit about me: I'm a medical student and have a degree in Biomedical Sciences. I did science and languages at A-level and have a huge passion for both subject areas. Being in my 6th year at university doing my second degree, I have learnt a few tips and tricks on the way on how to revise effectively that I'd like to share - believe me learning by osmosis doesn't work, I've tried. 

What you get as a tutee: I am friendly, open, enthusiastic and patient! I have tutored GCSE and A-level students whilst at school and know how hard the pressures of achieving good grades and getting into university can be. I like to use different methods of learning - drawing, repetition, visualising, games, questioning etc. The sessions will be lead by YOU: what ever areas you think need stregthening and how ever you learn best. 

Want to get into medical school? Fear not, I have plenty of experience having applied twice to medical school and sitting a total of 7 medical school interviews, all with different styles of interviews and at different universities. From why I decided against medicine the first time round, personal statement adivce and interview prep to which books I used and what feedback I got - I will share all my wisdom with you!

If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to send me an email and I will try and get back to you as soon as possible! 

Have a lovely day!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
German GCSE £18 /hr
Spanish GCSE £18 /hr
-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr
.UKCAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BSc Biomedical SciencesBachelors DegreeFirst
ChemistryA-LevelA
BiologyA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelB
SpanishA-LevelB
GermanA-LevelA
PhysicsA-LevelA
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How do I tackle interview questions that ask me for an example where I showed a particular skill?

Whether panel interviews or MMIs, medical school interviews will almost certainly invovle "behavioural questioning" style questions. These questions ask you to draw on an experience from the past that demonstrated a particular skill. For example: Describe a situation where you used your commu...

Whether panel interviews or MMIs, medical school interviews will almost certainly invovle "behavioural questioning" style questions.

These questions ask you to draw on an experience from the past that demonstrated a particular skill. For example: Describe a situation where you used your communication skills to resolve an issue. 

These questions may ask you to demonstrate a variety of skills - when preparing for these type of questions think about the different skills that the interviewers may like to see in a medical school applicant. This way you can prepare for different scenarios. 

How to tackle it: STARR Technique

Following the STARR structure is helpful as it means you are likely to cover the points the interviewer is looking for in your answer and it also helps to have a structure in your head to avoid rambling on when you're nervous at the interview.

Situation - context of the story/background

Task - what was the aim/ what were you trying to achieve?

Action - what did you do? Why?

Result - what was the outcome?

Reflect - what went well? Which skills demonstrated? What could you have done differently?

In one of my tutor sessions we could go through a real life example using the STARR technique in order to practice answering behavioural questions. 

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Why may a rise in testosterone above normal cause a subsequent decrease in the hormone?

This is a question from the AQA June 15 Biology A level past paper.  Short answer: Raised testosterone causes a physiological decrease in GnRH as well as LH and FSH via negative feedback. Detailed answer: To answer this question one must consider the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes axis (best d...

This is a question from the AQA June 15 Biology A level past paper. 

Short answer: Raised testosterone causes a physiological decrease in GnRH as well as LH and FSH via negative feedback.

Detailed answer: To answer this question one must consider the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes axis (best drawn out) and the principle of negative feedback

The hypothalamus releases GnRh which stimulates the pituitary to release LH and FSH. LH and FSH in turn stimulate the testes to release testosterone. Testosterone inhibits the GnRH and LH and FSH release thus high amounts of this hormone reduce GnRH as well as LH/FSH release which in turn reduces stimulation of the testes - ie less testosterone is produced. 

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