Hi I'm Tom - currently in my fifth year studying medicine at UCL. As it is a 6-year course, I'll be based in London until 2019 and find tutoring a really rewarding job in the meantime! I hold a degree in Medical Sciences with Neuroscience (Upper 2nd Class, Hons). At school I achieved A-level grades of A* (Biology) and 2A's (Chemistry and Mathematics), and have 10A*s at GCSE (including French, History and Latin).
Outside of academia, I'm mainly into sports. My favourite is rugby, having played since I was 10, but since coming to university I've taken up some rowing too. Cricket is another of my hobbies, in which I've represented my home district in Leicestershire. Other sports I follow and regularly play include tennis and football, whilst I'm also a keen drummer. By immersing myself in as much extra-curricular activity as possible, I believe I maximise my own potential to relate to and work alongside students of all ages and personalities.
My specialist subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Maths. With Lionheart Education, a Tutors' Association corporate member, I have now logged over 150 hours as a private tutor. This has included ongoing work at A-level Chemistry, as well as extensive UCAS preparation looking at BMAT, UKCAT and personal statement writing for medical school. Over the past year I worked with a student who received 3 offers for medicine from Imperial, UCL and Brighton & Sussex. My work has also covered intensive iGCSE maths tuition to equip a student for sixth form boarding in Sweden, preparation for the 11+ and revision courses for Lionheart Education.
Since joining medical school, I have gained a full appreciation of the stresses of rigorous academic study and I'm keen to pass on the techniques I've learned in the stimulating environment that UCL provides. Having had public/medical school exams every year since 2011 (and counting), I am well in the swing of the pressured environment presented by important exams. Understanding the challenges that a particular student faces therefore comes naturally to me, and I pride myself on my empathetic ability.
As a tutor I possess a very friendly and patient manner, as well as a strong set of interpersonal skills which have given me an ability to communicate clearly and supportively. These traits give me confidence in being able to form an effective working relationship with tutees. Having also performed to a high standard at both GCSE and A-level myself, I have valuable first-hand experience in these qualifications and know exactly what it takes to succeed.
My main approach is to really structure my sessions based on the best ability of the student, catering for however that individual best learns. I can thus ensure that my students are benefiting as much as possible from tailored and focused tuition. I have great belief in my tutoring techniques, which have delivered excellent results over the past two years.
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|Leicester Grammar School||2013||College||A* - A level Biology|
|Leicester Grammar School||2013||College||A - A level Chemistry|
|Leicester Grammar School||2013||College||A - A level Mathematics|
|University College London||2016||Bachelors||Medical Sciences with Neuroscience (Upper 2nd Class, Hons)|
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