Sumayyah A. Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutor, Mentoring -Medical...

Sumayyah A.

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Degree: Medicine MBChB (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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About me

Hello everybody! My name is Sumayyah and I am a medical student at the University of Birmingham. As a tutor, I hope to work in partnership with my students to reach or even exceed their goals. I work to understand what my students want from a session and tailor the lesson to how they work best so that they get the most out of it and most importantly, enjoy it.

I understand how difficult it is to apply to medical school- I know, I’ve been there! From teaching GCSE and A Level student’s skills for applying, I feel that I have gained the right skills for tutoring students. I found that patience, understanding and a bit of humour goes a long way. Furthermore, by being successful in my application process with the universities I applied for at the time, I feel that I have gained some tips that would be very useful to pass on to future applicants.

I hope to be the person you come to for advice, whether it be choosing medicine as a career, choosing a university, creating the personal statement that stands out, having a successful interview or even just help on the subjects you are studying at school- I’m here to help.

I look forward to meeting you all very soon!

AVAILABILITY: Weekday evenings and weekends


About my sessions

Personal statements: Most of my students have mainly required help on their personal statements. In the past, students have found it a better use of their time if I look at their personal statement drafts in my own time and then use the session to go through any recommendations. I mainly use the guidelines used by doctors today as a checklist to ensure students include attributes that medical schools are looking for.

Interviews: having gone through the panel interviews as well as multiple mini interviews (in University of Birmingham and a style that is being increasingly used by other schools) I have been able to use my past experiences and knowledge I have gained from attending courses to practice a wide variety of interview questions with students. Personally, I have not found it useful to memorise rules and tips to answer questions. I will aim to work from their interview answers as a baseline and help them improve their technique to ensure that that sell themselves, provide balanced answers as well as appearing confident.

Advice: It can be very daunting in making these career choices, such as location/competitive ration/lecture based vs PBL etc. Therefore, I hope to use my own experience to offer some advice  

Subjects offered

-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £22 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £22 /hr


Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard


CRB/DBS Enhanced


General Availability

Currently unavailable: for regular students

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Ratings and reviews

5from 3 customer reviews

Haali (Parent) November 15 2014

thank you

Muna (Student) November 15 2014

I found it very helpful and im so happy. i dont think theres anything that you could improve on. everything was great. :)

Bindu (Parent) September 26 2014

Sumayyah was extremely helpful in giving a lot of information on preparation for the medical school. I am very happy to get her help as a mentor for my daughter for her preparation. She is very sincere.
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