Information About Katrina - Dundee tutor - (8 reviews)
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Katrina offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
My name is Katrina and I am currently a third year medical student at the University of Dundee, following my initial degree in Pharmacology which I obtained a first class honours. I have worked as a tutor for national 5 and higher chemisty and human biology for four years now, developing new techniques to help others learn. I am now also willing to offer coaching in entry to medicine including the UKCAT, a very competitive subject where I gained entry to all 4 medical schools.
As a summer camp counsellor in the US, I have experienced a wide variety of children and young people and understand how to adapt my teaching, I carried this on to be an interviewer for Camp America in 2013. My current interests include exploring outdoor and emergency medicine, playing the flute in my universities concert band and getting involved with volunteering in charity work.
PLEASE NOTE: I offer tuition in national 5 and higher chemistry and human biology .
Due to how tuition has worked out for me this year, I am mostly tutoring from home. I would be able to adapt some times to travel to you but only within Dundee. I am available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings!
This year I am also offering block bookings at a discount. Please feel free to enquire about this.
If a student should like to share a lesson with a friend, I would happily provide this service for a reduced price per student. I will only accept shared lessons to a maximum of two students to maximise their learning and if their needs are too different I will suggest they book seperately. Please feel free to enquire.
After tutoring for around four years, I continue to revel in helping my students increase by at least one grade on their prelim results using a variety of methods. I enjoy inspiring my students to take an interest in the world around them as well as thinking about the wider world when considering their chosen subject. Each students get personalised help sheets regarding the curriculum at the end of each lesson. I have some experience in helping mildly dyslexic tutees as well and can cater for this need if necessary.
I have helped several students and personal friends with their entry into medicine and how best to pursue it. This comes down to everything from how to increase the UKCAT score, using that score to increase chances of interview at application and finally that all important interview stage. Considering technique, style and lots and lots of practice!
During my first lesson with my tutees I like to get to know this about them first to ensure that further lessons get the best from them and helps them to become more enthusiastic about learning. At this point, the student and I set out a plan to help them get the most out of the subject and how to prepare for exams. This all depends on what their needs and goals are.
From this point on I try and tailor the lessons according to their needs and to help them work on their weak points as I believe that these should always be tackled first so that the rest of the course is a lot easier giving peace of mind for the exams. I vary what resources I provide and recommend once I know my students and every lesson I supplement with a core information sheet(s) to help students understand what they need to know. I also try and train my tutees for exam conditions, helping them to understand the best way to go about answering questions and ensuring they have plenty of time left at the end of the exam.
Entry to medicine provides many more opportunities for learning. Practicing for interviews can be very fun (role-play is common in MMIs), informative and widen perspectives as you learn from each other and the different experiences you all have. Having experience both MMI and traditional interviews I can inform students what is expected of them from both styles.
I can also offer insights into how medicine is taught and the important values that should be considered by those thinking of studying medicine. To support your experience, I have worked as an interviewer for Camp America and therefore have experience on both sides of the coin.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Dundee (2021) - Medicine (Bachelors) (in progress)
- University of Dundee (2016) - Pharmacology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Webster's High School (2010) - Chemistry Higher A (School) (✔ On File)
- Webster's High School (2010) - Human Biology Higher A (School) (✔ On File)
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My daughter can be very shy but after only one session, she came out with a smile on her face & saying she was very happy with her tutor.
Katrina is very patient, approachable & understanding of a child's individual needs.
Would highly recommend.