I am a junior doctor working in South London at present. I studied medicine at Imperial College London, gaining both an MBBS qualification and an intercalated BSc. Teaching is something that I have remained passionate about throughout my time in secondary school, university and now as a junior doctor. I believe the key to being a good teacher is an eagerness to learn oneself, along with a keen sense of curiosity and intrigue about new subjects. Learning about new things has always filled me with excitement, and this has allowed me to come across fascinating opportunities. For example, my interest in learning about the process of human development allowed me to find an opportunity to carry out research in a fertility lab. I was able to witness with my own eyes the development of a human embryo from a single cell - a real privilege! As another example, I have always been fascinated by physics, particular astrophysics and space exploration. The curiosity to learn more pushed me to search for an opportunity to engage more in this field with my background as a medical professional. After some persistance, I was able to arrange a 3 month research placement with the European Space Agency. As a result I was able to spend 3 months working a few doors away from astronauts such as Tim Peake! I have always had an enthusiasm for learning new things, regardless of the subject. Despite having studied medicine, my interest in other fields has persisted. Even now, I`m trying to become more about computer science whilst holding a full time day job with busy on calls. I am keen to inspire a sense of curiosity in the students I teach. I have had many fascinating conversations with previous students about matters beyond the scope of their subjects, purely because they began to develop a keen enthusiasm for learning. I believe that as long as there is a deep curiosity to know more and a willingness to persist, a person can take their career in any direction they wish and stumble across things truly unique and exciting.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I as much as possible to help students reach answers by themselves, using logical thinking and some guidance. I don't believe asking students to remember things verbatim without a deeper understanding of the priniciples behind a theory helps long term memory. Instead, I help students to build up on the basics themselves and deepen their knowledge in this manner. If the student is able to teach a topic themselves, then they have understood the subject.
What qualifications do you have?
GCSEs - 5A*, 7A A levels - Maths A*, Physics A*, Further Maths A, Biology A, Chemistry A MBBS BSc
Tell us about your experience...
I have taught younger secondary school students whilst doing my GCSEs and then later my A levels. After starting at university, I taught groups of students in a weekend tuition class on a weekly basis. I also taught junior medical students in small tutorials and larger lectures. I delivered both presentation based teaching and clinical teaching within hospitals. As a junior doctor now, I continue to teach medical students.
What locations do you tutor in?
Hammersmith and Fulham, Chiswick, White City, Shepherd's Bush, Kensington, South Kensington, Chelsea
What is your personal message to students?
Anyone can master a subject. The key is to build up from the basics. Any problem can be broken down all the way to fundamentals. With some effort, anyone can learn anything.
|Online tutor:||Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams|
|Subjects:||Maths||Key stage 1 to A Level|
|Physics||Key stage 1 to A Level|
|Biology||Key stage 1 to A Level|
|Chemistry||Key stage 1 to A Level|