Medical School Personal Statement Tutoring overview
Having a strong personal statement is a good idea, as it gives you a chance to show interviewers you’re prepared to study medicine. If there’s one thing we can all appreciate, it’s that we all have different strengths. Helping you get the chance to study medicine is one of ours!
We start by giving you some help writing personal statements, important if you’re going through the UCAS Personal Statement application process. Your University application is the first step towards becoming a full-time medical student - so prepare accordingly!
Each unique one-to-one session with one of our personal statement tutors is tailored to you and allows us to identify and develop your weaker areas. One of our senior reviewers will guide you through each tricky step and help you avoid common pitfalls while using their skills and experience to highlight your achievements effectively.
We recommend most students start with our Personal Statement Review Service: send us a draft and we comment and edit the draft line by line. For some, that level of detailed feedback is enough. If we feel the personal statement has not improved enough after already having our detailed review, we recommend 1-to-1 tutoring for additional support.
For some students, it’s difficult just to get the ball rolling. There are many things to consider, including appropriate content, structure, and showing your life or work experience in a relevant way. In a “getting started” tutoring session, you can expect a full content brainstorming session tailored to the schools of your choice and their marking scheme. We plan a strong structure around your content and help you get started – giving advice about what stories to share and how to reflect on them to impress examiners.
- One-to-one tutoring sessions in person or online with our senior reviewers with flexible hours - available every day, morning or evening
- Tailored tutoring session, focusing on areas you want to improve
- Feedback based on the University criteria and marking scheme of your choice
- Brainstorming session about how to begin your medicine personal statement
- Learn how to structure your points effectively
- Review of structure, content and relevance to the field of medicine
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
How many hours of tutoring will I need?
This will vary depending on the personal statement, but on average, students require 2-3 hours of tutoring. However, this will vary and we will continue to guide you until you are 100% happy with your statement.
Should I just start with tutoring before I start writing my personal statement?
We strongly advise that you first have a go at writing it yourself. After all, it is a personal statement and therefore must be individual to you. We are not here to write the statement for you, but here to guide you, help you perfect it and highlight all of your best achievements in the most effective way.
Where are these sessions held?
Over 90% of the sessions we do are by video conference, so you can receive help from the comfort of your home. If you prefer in person, we have tutors all over the UK! Let us know where you live, and we can connect you with one of our tutors nearby.
How do I know if I need a personal statement tutor?
Generally, we recommend you send your personal statement for a standard review first, and we’ll advise you as to whether we believe you’d benefit from our 1-to-1 tutoring service. However, if you aren’t entirely confident and would like to book a session anyway, we’re happy to help!