I offer Oxbridge and University admissions tutoring for Medicine, including preparation for all areas of the admissions process: (i) panel and MMI interview (ii) UCAT and BMAT (iii) personal statement and (iv) supra-curricular work. I also teach Biology GCSE and A-Level, as well as first- and second- year medicine topics.
My method is very individualistic; lessons are specifically tailored to meet individual needs and place emphasis on areas of weakness. With over 1000 hours of tutoring experience I have endeavoured that no two lessons are the same.
I engage in continuous feedback with my students to ensure that lessons are meeting expectations and to give opportunity for revising the curriculum. My lessons are interactive – a conversation not a lecture – and aim to build skills in communication, expression and independent thought throughout.
Discussions with tutors over the years have provided excellent insight into what constitutes a successful candidate. I regularly draw on this expertise to emphasise understanding of high yield topics. I am competent and up to date in core preclinical science and fourth year clinical knowledge. Further, crucially, I am highly acquainted with the broader clinical concepts of professionalism, empathy and decision-making upon which interviewers so often place emphasis.
Example 30-Hour Curriculum For Medicine Entry:
Please note this is an example – no two lessons are the same
6-8 hours supra-curricular work: anatomy/ biochemistry/ physiology/ pharmacology/ NHS structure and ethics/ clinical medicine/ current affairs/ reading and understanding academic articles/ taking patient histories
6 hours personal statement tuition: initial 1-2-hour teaching session and consultation followed by 20 minutes of editing in each subsequent lesson
6-8 hours interview preparation: taught interview skills/ mock interviews with detailed feedback/ MMI/ panel interview/ Oxford interview/ Cambridge interview/ source-based interview/ discussion-based interview/ role play
10 hours UCAT/ BMAT preparation: initial 2-hour introduction and consult to identify problem areas/ individual lessons on each subsection with detailed question breakdowns
I am a graduate medical student at Cambridge with an undergraduate degree in Law from Oxford. This unique combination of disciplines has equipped me with accurate, first-hand and current knowledge about the admissions processes to both courses at both institutions.
An experienced tutor, I have successfully coached UK and international candidates through all stages Law and Medicine entry both formally and informally. I have several years of experience working for various tutoring agencies where I have seen students succeed in gaining entry to Oxford, Cambridge and Medical schools around the UK. Further, I have since 2015 volunteered at local schools and with University Access Schemes, where I’ve conducted many mock interviews, marked essays and led seminars. I have received outstanding feedback from students and employers based upon my enthusiasm, drive to go above and beyond, and student outcomes.
I really enjoy working with students who show keen interest in their subject and are willing to learn. It doesn’t matter whether you are terrified at the thought of interview or consider yourself a champion debater. It doesn’t matter if you’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as you remember, or if you aren’t yet entirely sure whether medicine is for you. I understand acutely the challenges of applying to university from a comprehensive school, or one which doesn't focus on competitive university admissions. Whatever background you come from, I hope to expose you to exciting university topics, improve your admissions test scores, challenge your interview responses and guide you to success.
On a personal note, my decision to study medicine as a law graduate was based on sustained exposure to diverse healthcare environments and in-depth study of Medical Law and Ethics. I had long considered pursuing the career, having deliberately secured chemistry A-level to keep the door open, but only at a later age decided to apply. Having successfully applied to both Oxford for Law, and Cambridge for Medicine from a UK comprehensive school, I now consider myself very well versed in top-tier admissions processes.
Please see my CV below for more detail and do get in touch with any questions you might have!
Highly competitive rate compared to most admissions tutoring agencies.
University of Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College: MB, BChir: Graduate Course in Medicine (2018 – present)
• First year (2019) preclinical examinations passed with First Class results in Physiology, Biochemistry, Statistics and Medical Ethics.
• Recipient of Gladstone Prize in March 2020
University of Oxford, Pembroke College: BA(Hons): Jurisprudence (qualifying law degree): Very high 2:1 (2015 – 2018)
• First Class results in Contract Law, Trusts Law and Medical Law
• Key skills include mooting, drafting arguments, solving Contract Law problem sets and essay writing
King Edward VI Comprehensive Lichfield (2007 – 2014)
• A Level: A* Biology, A Chemistry, A* French, A* General Studies, A AS English Literature
• GCSE: 10 A* including English and Maths, 1A
Tutor – Leading Education; UniAdmissions; DOXA; Blue Tutors; Local Comprehensive Schools (2016 – Present)
• 1000+ hours of tutoring experience
• Plan and deliver insightful lessons which succeed in helping students with university applications and aptitude tests.
• Successfully mentor international students for admissions in Law, Medicine and Biochemistry at Oxford and Cambridge
• Edit numerous personal statements using my first-hand knowledge of what Oxbridge tutors look for in a candidate.
• Also teach GCSE and A-Level Biology
President – Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Society (September 2019 – Present)
• Coordinate access events aimed at widening entry to graduate entry medicine and offer Oxbridge medicine application support
Volunteer and College Representative – Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme (May 2019 – present)
• Raising awareness about what students can do to help the homeless in Cambridge.
• Writing and delivering speeches to students and university staff and coordinating the other volunteers at Lucy Cavendish College.
Temp worker – Hollyfield Personnel (June 2018 – September 2018)
• Client-facing roles in local businesses.
• Administrative duties included data entry, telephoning clients and managing logistics.
Peer mentor – Pembroke College, Oxford (October 2017 – June 2018)
• Had the privilege of providing academic and pastoral support to peers
• Received welfare and first responder training
Volunteer – Sobell House Hospice, Oxford (January 2017 – February 2018)
• Learnt to communicate with terminally ill patients and their relatives in an empathetic, sincere and professional manner.
Tutor and mentor – Pembroke College Oxford Access Scheme (June 2016 – January 2018)
• Conducted mock interviews with students, marked essays and gave detailed feedback.
• Ensured applicants were made to feel at ease during their stay at Pembroke College.
Captain – Pembroke College Boat Club, Oxford (October 2016 – June 2017)
• Won a contested election to this challenging position. Led in human resources, timetabling and budgeting.
• Managed a team of over 30, from novice rowers to seasoned athletes, and led us to success in several regattas.
Volunteer – The Gatehouse Homeless Shelter, Oxford (March 2016 – June 2016)
• Listened to and managed challenging guests who were often under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
• Assisted in the delivery of IT lessons and sexual health workshops.
Lifeguard and Swim teacher – Virgin Active Lichfield (September 2014 – June 2015)
• Substantial customer service experience
• Helped to deliver safe, effective and engaging swimming lessons to children and adults
Front of House – 1709 Brasserie Lichfield (November 2014 – June 2015)
Volunteer – International Citizen Service, Nicaragua (January 2015 – April 2015)
• For three months, led workshops on women’s health and human rights and taught weekly English classes.
• Communicated effectively with individuals and groups who spoke a different language; learnt conversational Spanish.
Teaching assistant – Queen’s Croft High School, Lichfield (January 2013 – May 2014)
• Supported young adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties
• Taught mathematics, literacy and music
Mini Pupil – No 5 Chambers Birmingham (December 2014)
Front of House – Olive Tree Lichfield (February 2013 – May 2014)
• Scored 715 in the 2017 UKCAT (770 Quantitative Reasoning, Band 1 Situational Judgement)
• ABRSM Grade 8 Violin & Grade 5 Music Theory
• High level French and spoken Spanish, basic Greek
• Full UK Driving Licence
• Regional contestant in several debating competitions
• Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards
• Sports include Running and Netball at Collegiate level
• Independent travel around Europe, Central America and South-East Asia
Anastasia has been a trustworthy colleague for multiple years. She is reliable, highly organised and extremely determined. She is passionate about accessibility and has kept this at the forefront of her work as CGCM president. Her strong work ethic means she constantly performs at a top standard and is highly skilled in helping others to achieve the same.
I was tutored by Anastasia from January to November of 2019 through a different agency. She was very detailed, good at explaining new concepts and covered all areas of Medicine admissions (personal statement, UKCAT interview, and general subject teaching). She was especially good at explaining the NHS and ethics, which are hard for international students like myself. I now have a place to study Medicine next year and wouldn't have without her support. Thank you.
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Anastasia for numerous years and with various tutoring agencies. Her attention to detail and dedication with each student is second-to-none and she has an incredible track record of university entrance tuition. I have previously referred students to Anastasia, all of whom have been incredibly pleased with her services.
I have worked with Anastasia in a professional context for 2 years. She has a methodical and systematic approach to her work. Combined with her excellent interpersonal skills this makes her a dedicated and engaging tutor. Anastasia is able to explain complicated concepts in a concise yet thorough way. Her professionalism and commitment are unparalleled.
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