I am a 5th year Medical Student at the University of Cambridge (St John’s College). I am passionate about both learning and imparting knowledge. In school, I excelled, having scored 10 A* at GCSEs with a 99% average across all of my papers. Across my A Levels, I continued to thrive, having scored 4A* with an average of 99% across all of my AS and A2 papers. For this, I was awarded the Stokes’ Memorial Prize. In total, I scored full marks in the majority of exams I sat whilst at school. Moreover, I consistently achieved gold awards across the Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths Challenges and Olympiads, often reaching further stages.
Whilst at University, I have pushed for similar academic success. Last year I was a contestant (reserve) for the winning team of St John’s College, Cambridge in Series 47 of the BBC’s TV show University Challenge, hosted by Jeremy Paxman in MediaCityUK. Whilst I have always had a strong scientific lean, I have long nurtured a wider appreciation for general knowledge. At University, I have additionally been Issue Editor for BlueSci, the Cambridge University Science Magazine, having authored articles on viral endosymbiosis and breathable liquids.
Outside of medical studies, I have a wide range of extra-curricular activities. I am a keen chess player and have competed at an international level, having played for England and having won over 25 national tournaments. Additionally, I was formerly in the Cambridge University Air Squadron in which I was learning how to fly Grob Tutor aircraft. As side hobbies, I also study and repair watches, craft leather and am a graphic designer.
Furthermore, I run two businesses related to producing academic resources. One specialises the BMAT (BioMedical Aptitude Test) for medicine-entry to Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial/UCL. The other specialises in the Eleven Plus (independent schools and CEM/GL grammar schools).
I have been tutoring for over 5 years. Throughout this time, I have privately tutored over 25 children from primary school level to 11+ to GCSEs and A levels, with foci in Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English. My reputation throughout has been robust, and I have maintained a 5* rating the entire time (on various different tuition platforms).
Additional to having tutored, I also run two businesses, as aforementioned, relating to academic resource production and tutoring:
- Firstly, I am the Director of Blue Admissions Ltd, which specialises in BMAT tuition. For it, I wrote the 300 page ‘Ultimate BMAT Examination Pack’ which thoroughly prepares students to sit the Oxford/Cambridge/Imperial/UCL entrance exam for Medicine - the BioMedical Aptitude Test (BMAT).
- Secondly, I am a Co-Director of Secondary Entrance Ltd, which specialises in 11+ tuition (for both independent and CEM/GL grammar schools). We created one of the biggest Eleven Plus (11+) question banks in the UK to help train Year 4/5 students prepare to enter for Independent and Grammar Schools. With over 300 hours of training materials, our resources are the most cost-effective on the market. Moreover, I personally am a co-author in 12 out of our 16 books.
Furthermore, in the past, I voluntarily taught GCSE Maths at and ran extension teaching classes at a struggling school in London. In doing so, I gained a better idea of how to adapt teaching methods to students with a wide range of abilities.
Additionally, I have volunteered at the Kennedy Leigh Centre in London, working with children with special needs and contributing to summer schemes. In doing so, I have had the privilege of learning how to best help individuals who have difficult circumstances reach their maximum potential.
For me, the ultimate test as to whether or not you understand a concept is if you can put it in the simplest possible terms. My style of teaching is to use the best possible analogies and connections to help communicate the picture in my head. I use a lot of visuals, and portray the very same analogies that I used to get myself through school. I find this style very effective, and find that I can often cover multiple topics in one lesson - my ability is helping students accelerate through the course without compromise in teaching quality.
Many teachers, while knowledgeable are monotonous, and this greatly detracts from their value to students. My friends and family all comment on my lively personality - I can really help bring a topic to life and, by no artificial means, I can get a student enthused by their subject. I often end the lesson with some powerful fun facts about various modern uses of the science that they have just learnt. This keeps the students internally confident of the value of the knowledge that they have picked up.
It is important to acknowledge that different students learn by different methods. Some are visual, others are verbal and others are kinaesthetic learners. I am constantly aware of this, and always try to adapt my teaching method to what I feel best suits the student. Flexibility is an important trait within a personal tutor.
Finally, I understand that the rate that I charge is high. I do offer some bursaries to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure that access is still there. If I am not able to offer tuition to clients, I am often still able to provide resources for a one-off fee. The tuition fees listed cover travel within an 8 mile radius. Any further than this, and a small surcharge to cover additional travel expenses may be added following discussion. I prefer to tutor fewer students, but with my full commitment. As such, I am accepting up to 5 new students for now.
Thank you for taking your time to read through my profile!
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|University of Cambridge (St John's College)||2016||Doctorate||MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery|
|University of Cambridge (St John's College)||2013||Bachelors||Medical Science w/ Neuroscience|
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