Oliver

Oliver

Dalkeith Tutor

I graduated in 2009 from University College London in Biochemistry with honours and then again with an MB,BS in Medicine and Surgery. I now work as a junior doctor in the Edinburgh area and live on the edge of the city, just a few minutes from the Royal Infirmary hospital where I currently work.

I have a strong background in the medical sciences and scientific research, including pharmacology and therapeutics, which I believe helps me to explain complex mechanisms and underlying theory in such a way as to make it both accessible and understandable. I am a published author with previous research posts at the Institute of Cancer Research and Centre for Rheumatology, UCL.

I am planning to pursue a career in Anaesthetics and Sports and Exercise Medicine, including event and expedition medicine.

Outside of work I am an obssessive road cyclist, regularly competing in ultradistance endurance events. I also enjoy fell running, reading, classical music and jazz, photography, hiking and anything involving the outdoors generally.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate (formerly known as CRB) through my work.

Tutoring Experience

I have given one-to-one tuition in Chemistry, Biology and Human Biology, up to A’-Level since 2009. I also offer help with personal statements and UCAS applications, particularly for entry into medical school.

I have further teaching experience as a student peer tutor at University, giving pastoral and academic support to first year undergraduates, and as a junior doctor supervising medical students in their clinical placements on the wards.

Tutoring Approach

I work in a variety of ways depending on the student’s situation and best mode of learning, either identifying particular areas of weakness or tackling exam questions as final preparation for assessments. I recognise that students learn in a variety of ways and will have different expectations from the sessions and adapt accordingly.

I always aim to provide a calm and studious atmosphere, encouraging the student to develop their confidence while learning since this is often an issue for students when they are struggling.

Other students may simply be hoping for an extra top-up as they prepare for their exams in order to achieve the top grades and I strive to stretch these students and ensure that they have a complete grasp of the curriculum.

Specific teaching strategies include:
- chunk and check
- spiral learning
And more.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University College, London2016BachelorsMB,BS Medicine
University College, London2009BachelorsBSc Hons Biochemistry Class: 2.1
Peter Symonds College2006CollegeA Level Chemistry (A)
Peter Symonds College2006CollegeA Level Biology (A)

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Biology
GCSE£35
A-Level£50
PE / Sport Science
GCSE£35
Medicine
University£50