I have enjoyed informally tutoring fellow medical students during my time at medical school in addition to supporting family friends throughout their applications to medical school. I am happy to tailor my teaching style to the needs of individual students although I personally prefer a more balanced style of tutor-student relationship whereby students take a more active role in identifying areas of improvement and discovering the best learning approaches for them.
I appreciate that this year has placed financial hardship upon many families and I am happy to take such considerations into account when establishing pricing
Although I am new to professional tutoring, I think that I have a wide range of experiences and subject knowledge that prepares me well for tutoring. Through my experience as a medical student and patient encounters, I have developed excellent communication skills and a friendly and approachable character. I understand that each pupil is unique and as such requires an approach specific to them, I am also conscious that students have various challenges outside of academia and as such require differing levels of encouragement and reassurance.
I find it most useful to have an informal discussion with both parents and students prior to starting lessons to discuss the goals, current performance and preferred teaching styles to ensure the best outcomes both holistically and academically for the student. I prepare lesson plans in advance of each lesson specific to the student. A typical lesson would begin with topic specific teaching, working through example questions and exam technique together, and then a discussion surrounding the topic which I find to be useful for knowledge consolidation and developing subject confidence. This also helps students to develop a genuine interest through being able to share and discuss the aspects of the topic they find most interesting. I then summarise the lesson and share any information on additional resources, possible homework and plans for the next lesson.
Exam Board Experience
I continually review exam technique and curricula to stay up to date with any changes. In the event that I am unfamiliar with a specific exam board I will take time to examine test papers and mark schemes in order to familiarise myself with the student’s situation. I have direct personal experience with both AQA and Edexcel as well as the UKCAT exam.
Student Success Stories
I have successfully helped family friends in their applications to medical school with personal statement coaching, interview technique etc. I have received very positive feedback from fellow medical students when teaching challenging medical concepts. My personal results are as follows.
GCSE: 7A*, 3A, 1B
I also secured medical school interviews for all of my applications as well as multiple offers.