I am an experienced, friendly and enthusiastic fourth year medicine student at Imperial College London, currently studying an intercalated degree in Cardiovascular Sciences. Over the last three years I have spent hundreds of hours tutoring at a range of levels including (but not limited to) the 13+, GCSEs and A-Levels, consequently I feel I am able to deliver a top-level tutoring experience.
Academically I have always had a strong record despite not always attending the best school, obtaining top grades in both GCSE's and A-Levels. Since joining Imperial College London I have excelled and passed first, second and third years at the first attempt. I also enjoy being an active part of the wider medical school community – delivering tutorials to my peers. Because of my medical school experience, I'm happy to offer an insight into MMI's (multiple mini interviews) and the traditional style of interview, offering mock interviews if requested.
Outside of academia, I play rugby and water polo regularly as well as volunteering at a hospice for 8 months during my final year of schooling. During the summer I expanded my horizons by raising £4000 to visit Costa Rica with World Challenge to do a volunteering project in a small village, where I developed leadership and teamworking skills - as well as the ability to explain things in different ways (the language barrier was an issue) something I consider very important in teaching.
Formally, I have several years tutoring experience where I have tutored for 11/13+ exam, GCSE, A-Level and prospective (gap-year) university applicants, from a wide range of backgrounds - all of whom have gone on to achieve their goals. Delivering a minimum of three hours of tutoring most weeks over the last three years I have accumulated hundreds of hours of experience.
In addition to formal tutoring I also run tutorials (in larger groups and one-to-one) for my peers at medical school.
As a result of my tutoring over the past three years FirstTutors offered me to write for a local magazine citing me as “one of our valuable well experienced tutors with excellent feedback”.
Enthusiastic teaching helps to harbour a greater interest in the subjects being studied; leading into an exam technique-based approach to learning, whilst trying to instil understanding into the student.
Throughout university I have constantly tried to adapt my learning style to the demands of the course and this has led me to favour an approach centred around past papers whilst supplementing this with the use of flashcards amongst other revision aids. These techniques can help promote self-directed learning to set the tutee up for university and beyond.
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