James H.

University: Oxford

Degree Subject: Biological sciences

Location: Oxford

Teaching Subjects:
Biological sciences: University Q&A, Personal Statement, Oxbridge Interview
A-Level: Biology
Pre-U: Biology

Favourite interview question

"How is it that the genome of wheat is five times larger than the human genome?"

About Myself

Hi there! I have just graduated with a First in Biological Sciences, Oxford. I have particular interests in cell biology, evolution and genetics. I was an academic scholar and prefect at Eton College, and left with 11A*'s at (I)GCSE and 3 A*'s and a D1(Distinction level 1- "A**" equivalent) in Maths, Chemistry, Japanese A levels and Biology Pre-U respectively. I also received an award for attaining the highest mark out of all Pre-U Biology candidates last year. At the end of my first year at Oxford in my Preliminary Examinations, I obtained a First (Distinction) and ranked #1 in the year with the highest average percentage across all papers, as well as attaining the highest mark in the Ecology and Evolution paper. After Oxford, I am going on to study postgraduate Medicine at St. George's hospital.

Tutoring Approach

I find it most effective to focus on the areas the student feels least confident in whilst also emphasizing the general themes that are most important for success in the particular exam or interview from my own recent experiences.

Teaching Experience

I have done paid tutoring at a variety of levels in a wide range of subjects, as well as voluntary GCSE mentoring at a local high school.

Extracurricular Interests

Rugby (Union and League), Tennis, Adventure Travel