Hi my name is Eve and I study Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
I left sixth form in 2013 with 3 A* grades in biology, maths and physics A levels, an A grade in chemistry A level and an extra A grade in further maths AS level. I was accepted into my first choice medical school and am now in my second year and really enjoying it.
I have tutored several GCSE students before and found it very rewarding watching them improve. I am friendly, reliable and enthusiastic about sharing my love and knowledge of science with others.
I really enjoy teaching and watching someone grow in self confidence and develop new skills. I believe that it is truly understanding the concepts behind the subject that allow you to succeed in science. Therefore, to teach, I will go through these concepts as simply or as many times as it takes for you to really get to grips with them. We will move forward at a pace you feel comfortable with and keep revisiting old topics until they are stuck in your brain!
Medical School Application
I successfully went through the application process for medical school and know many others who had different experiences too. I can advise on work experience, personal statements, admission tests and any general questions or worries! It seems a scary journey, but having someone to talk to who has done it all before can really help !
I always try to achieve the absolute best in every task I undertake, whether that's helping you to understand that tricky concept, go up a grade in a subject or helping you to apply or prepare for medical school admission. Please send me a message if you would like my help!
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Tonya (Parent) April 17 2016
Tonya (Parent) May 1 2016
The UKCAT is an admission test used by some Medical Schools. You do not have to take it to study Medicine; only if you want to apply to certain universities. Examples of the universities that use the UKCAT as part of the admission process are Durham University, University of Exeter, University of Sheffield and a few more making about 20 in total.
The test takes place around September/October when you are in the process of applying to univerisities and you score can be automatically accessed by the medical schools that you have applied to.
The test itself lasts 2 hours and is split into 5 sections as follows: Verbal reasoning, quantatitive reasoning, abstract reasoning, decision analysis and situational judgement.
You will need to do some preparation for the test as these are likely to be types of questions that you have not come accross before.
For verbal reasoning you will be shown a passage of text on which you will be asked questions on so it is important to practise skim reading and being able to pick out important points quickly.
Quantatitive reasoning tests your maths and problem solving skills. Practise interpreting data and make sure your numerical skills are up to a GCSE standard at least.
Abstract reasoning looks at your ability to spot patterns and make judgement; reflecting being able to make a diagnosis as a doctor. This section is probably least like anything you have done before, so be sure to practise these types of questions. It involves recognising patterns of shapes and the more you do the more you will spot.
Decision analysis tests your ability to make decisions and basically involves being given a code with translations and you figuring out the best meaning you can for a sentence written in that code. Its really not as hard as it sounds! Again practice makes perfect.
Situational judgement is to look at how you would respond to real life situations and is testing if you have the qualities desired to become a doctor. These are ethics type questions so just make sure you understand what is and is not appropriate during medical training or the medical profession. These involve issues like confidentiality and whistle blowing.
Practice is important for the UKCAT. Some people revise the whole summer before and some people the day before and this does not necessarily reflect in their results. Find the right amount of practise for you until you are comfortable with all 5 sections. Take more time on the sections you are less confident with and if one comes to you naturally just spend time on the others! Timing is important and a lot of people say that they feel under time pressure of rushed in the exam. Work out how long you have for each question and try to stick to this both in practise and in the real thing.If you can't do a question, guess and move on. You do not lose marks for wrong answers so always pick on the of the multiple choices and you have a chance of getting it right. Lots of people don't do well because they run out of time so make sure you are able to complete a practice test in 2 hours before the actual test.
You can buy a UKCAT book with hundreds of practice questions in it and the UKCAT website has a number of mock tests for you to have a go at.
Scores are up to and 900 and an average score to receive on a section is 600. You receive your results on the day of your test. Universities may just look at an average of your scores of each of them individually. They have different 'cut offs' and some don't have cut offs at all! Make sure you apply to at least one medical school that doesn't use the UKCAT in case things don't go well on the day!
Overall, practise and stay calm and it will be fine!see more