Amy L.

University: Oxford/UCL

Degree Subject: Medicine

Location: London

Teaching Subjects:
Medicine: University Q&A, Personal Statement, Oxbridge Interview, BMAT
A-Level: Biology, Chemistry

About Myself

Hi, I'm in my 5th year of medical school at UCL. I transferred to UCL for my clinical studies after completing my undergraduate degree at Oxford University. During my third year I completed a BA in Medical Sciences for which I was awarded a 2.1. During school I gained 11 A*'s at GCSE and A grades at A-level in Biology, Chemistry and Maths as well as A's in AS English Literature and Thinking Skills.

Tutoring Approach

Happy to give one on one and small group tutorials. I aim to provide thorough and focused preparation for the end goal be that exams or interviews using a range of resources that have proved useful to me in the past. It is important to recognise each student is different and adapt lesson plans to their particular learning style, a collaborative process which has been very well received.

Teaching Experience

I have extensive experience tutoring GCSE and A-level science as well as medical school personal statements and interviews. I have volunteered as an interviewer to improve university access and taught sex education to large classes. I have spoken on a number of occasions providing application advice to large groups.

Extracurricular Interests

I think it is essential to retain interests outside of your course and last year took a gap year to explore my interests further. During this I volunteered in a refugee camp in Norther Paris for 6 weeks where I started a photography project to try and help those living there. I also worked for the Amy Winehouse Foundation researching drug addiction in schools and went travelling in India and South America.

During school I was a member of the British fencing squad and more recently represented Oxford where I was awarded a Full Blue. I have also been involved in student journalism, editing the university science magazine's Women in Science issue during my final year at Oxford. The same year I completed a term as Oriel College's JCR Equal Opportunities Officer, during which I co-organised an Equalities Week promoting freedom from discrimination and prejudice.

Carmen W.


Unconditional offer from Oxford to study Biochemistry

Amy was an excellent tutor. She understood my weaknesses immediately and was extremely helpful in helping me strengthen these points. The tuition helped me get comfortable talking about more advanced science topics beyond the A Level syllabus. Amy was especially helpful in improving my expression and explanation of scientific concepts. She pushed me to think about topics I had not yet encountered (exactly as would happen in an interview) and stimulated me to link topics across the sciences.

Hani S.


3 offers for medical school

Amy provided support with my application to medical school. She was well informed and really accessible, and gave my lots of excellent advice and tips as to the application and interview process.

Ultimately, I received three offers for medical school, including a scholarship at King's College London where I presently attend.

Can't thank Amy enough!

Yasmin I.


Attained places at all my medical schools, about to start at UCL.

Applying for a subject as competitive as medicine was definitely daunting to start off. However, Amy made this a lot easier for me by guiding me through my application, and giving me advice that no teacher or independent company could give due to her first hand experiences. Her kindness, patience and persistence all helped and I am officially about to start my first year. Thank you Amy!