My name is Dr Azeem Alam and I am an Academic Foundation Year 1 Doctor at St Thomas' Hospital, Central London, having completed Medicine (MBBS) and Surgery and Anaesthesia BSc (Hons) at Imperial College and King's College London, passing with merit and commendation. I am also an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College, with over 15 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters to my name.
GCSE: 11A*s 1A
A-Level: 3A*s 2As
Medical School: Medicine (MBBS) with Merit and Commendation, Surgery and Anaesthesia (BSc; Hons)
Away from tutoring and academia, I play cricket, write and produce music, watch Netflix and love catching up with my friends. I have always been told that I am a humorous, approachable and down-to-earth friend and colleague, and I also hope to reflect this within a professional tutoring capacity!
For several years, I have tutored UKCAT, BMAT and helped numerous prospective medical students achieve a place at their first-preference medical school by giving valuable interview practice and mock interviews, as well as drafting and reviewing personal statements. Over this period, I have helped 14 students (86% of tutees) gain a coveted place at medical school within an increasingly competitive system. In addition, I have also tutored medical students in years 3-5 to aid them in their final exams, both writtens and OSCEs, and I currently have a 100% student pass rate, with many achieving within the top 10% of their year group.
As a doctor that has recently been through the medical education system, I have first-hand experience of how to get the highest marks and fully achieve your full potential. I graduated medical school in the top 10% of the year, with numerous merits and commendations, achieving the top 1% in my junior doctor application and receiving 1 of only 8 academic surgical posts in London (>2000 applicants). In addition, during medical school I have also written numerous publications and book chapters that have been published in word-renowned peer-reviewed journals. As a result, I hope I can impart some of my knowledge and either help you gain a coveted place at medical school, or aid you in your studies leading up to graduation.
I have vast experience in the field of medical education and have taught both prospective medical students and doctors as part of KCL Medical School Association, Osler's Room, KCL Clinical Skills, Debate Chamber, PhD tutors, Simply Learning Tuition, Tutor Hunt, and many more organisations. Due to my extensive teaching background and my background in medicine, I have had many CRB and DBS checks, and also have numerous references from tutees and colleagues.
I also have a lot of experience teaching younger children at after-school and holiday clubs, youth groups, school cricket coaching, tutoring and mentoring of underprivileged children, teaching of First Aid at schools as a Red Cross volunteer and being involved in the Alex Curtis Memorial Trust to educate children in schools by giving presentations on the management of asthma and other allergic conditions.
I believe that it is paramount for a student, not just to absorb information and facts, but to be able to put these concepts into practice through their full understanding. As a medical student, I know that rote learning is not the key to success - it is the ability to use your knowledge to answer diverse and probing questions that may initially seem outside your comfort zone.
I, therefore, construct a simple but effective study programme, incorporating the student's aims and abilities, in order to develop their strengths and remove any weaknesses. Due to my impeccable organisation, a structured plan is produced to maximise the student's chances of success and help them to achieve the grades they deserve.
Exam technique is also an extremely important factor for students to understand and, as a result, incorporated within all lessons are methods to succeed in this vital area - a concept I have fully grasped, as my grades suggest.
Whether it is help with written examinations, or help with OSCEs/PACEs, I would be more than happy to help! I always try to incorporate case studies into all our lessons in order to reflect real life.
Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can arrange an introductory phone consultation free of charge
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|King's College London||2017||Bachelors||Medicine (MBBS)|
|Imperial College London||2015||Bachelors||Surgery and Anaesthesia (BSc Hons)|