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 UCASPersonalStatement 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
On average, students require 2-3 hours of tutoring. However, this will vary from person to person, so we will continue to guide you until you are 100% happy with your statement.
Tell Your Story
We are not here to write the statement for you, but here to guide you. We’ll help you perfect it and show you how to highlight your achievements, skills and knowledge in the most effective way.
Over 90% of the sessions we do are by video conference, so you can receive help from anywhere! If you’re looking for an in-person personal statement tutor in London, we have tutors all over the UK ready to meet with you!
A Calming Presence
We’ve been through this process many times, but we know that you have not. If you’re stressing out, know that we’ll make sure that you feel comfortable and confident before you submit your application!
Do I need a Personal Statement Tutor or a Review?
Personal Statement Plan
We recommend you send us your personal statement for a standard review first, and we’ll advise you as to whether you’d benefit from our one-to-one tutoring service.
However, if you aren’t entirely confident and would like to book a tutoring session anyway, we’re happy to help! Here are some features unique to each service.
Personal Statement Tutoring
Will help you start preparing your personal statement and help you put pen to paper
Line by line review to ensure that your personal statement is showcasing your experiences
Immediate feedback on where and how to improve your personal statement
Focus on personalisation to the schools that you're applying for
Personal Statement Review
Reviewed by two doctors or medical students with university admissions experience
48-72 hours return time (24 hours express service available)
Line by line feedback and track changes, as well as checks for spelling, punctuation and grammar
Objective scoring and marking against the school of your choice
Personal Statement Tips from Dr Jiva
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!