How Our (UCAT) UKCAT Tutors will Improve your UKCAT Score
UKCAT Tuition: With your experienced (UCAT) UKCAT tutor (*who scored in at least the top 10% nationally during their UKCAT year) you will work hard to ensure that you are prepared for every type of question on the day of your UKCAT. Your expert tutor will use proven UKCAT tuition methods to help you to maximise the score you get in every section of the UKCAT. Our UKCAT tutors will also work with you on the areas of the UKCAT that most students struggle with to ensure that you gain marks in areas other students won’t – giving you an advantage that could make the difference between whether or not you gain a place at your first choice medical school.
Why Choose UniAdmissions?
With our expert tutors, a dedicated tuition manager, ongoing tutor support until your exam date and access to all of our best-selling UKCAT resources; UKCAT tuition with UniAdmissions is hard to beat!
Every single one of our UKCAT tutors scored in at least the top 10% during their UKCAT year, has years of experience and proven rates of success.
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Is UKCAT tuition for you? What else can you do to increase your chances of medicine success? Learn more about our free consultation service.
The Best Chance of Success
Last year, students who used UniAdmissions were three times more likely to be successful in their Oxbridge or Medicine application.
Your Tuition Includes Free (UCAT) UKCAT Resources Written by Experts
Available online immediately after booking your tuition package.
10 hours worth of Online lectures that you can watch and re-watch to learn key strategies + concepts.
Free – 6 Full Mock Papers & Worked Answers
Mock papers written by experts to mirror the 2018 UKCAT as closely as possible. RRP £60.
Email access to your expert tutor until the day of your exam so you’re never alone or stuck.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Always book with confidence.
A Free Copy of The Ultimate UKCAT Collection
Our best-selling UKCAT guide, 5 books in 1 packed with 1250 practice questions and advice.
Triple your Chances of Success
Last year our admissions success rate was triple the national average. Our services will provide you with the biggest chance of success.
About UniAdmissions (UCAT) UKCAT Tuition
Meet your Expert UKCAT Tutors
Nic is a 5th-year medical student at Brasenose College, Oxford and looks to remain in Oxford to complete his clinical years too. Nic thrives on teaching and has carried out multiple mock medical school exams and interviews as well as tutoring chemistry at an Oxford school. He enjoys cycling, rowing and, when the opportunity arises, rock climbing and mountaineering!
Heather studied medicine at Kings College, London and her intercalated BA in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Heather has a great deal of experience in UCAS applications and UKCAT exam preparation. A frequent speaker for the British Medical Association, Heather has great insight into the demands of studying and working in medicine. Heather is also an avid archer and masseur.
Zenab is now a 6th-year medical student at UCL having completed her pre-clinical years at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She has privately tutored Maths and Science for the past six years and BMAT and UKCAT for the past two. Zenab has also been a Medicine Tutorial Lead on UniAdmission Intensive Day courses. Outside of medicine, she is a keen traveller and yoga enthusiast.
What our Students Say
Offers from Barts, Kings College & Birmingham
The tutor I was assigned was really professional and understood everything I was going through! It really helped me to get through my test.
Offers from Manchester, King’s College and UCL
I really liked my tutor and the work we did together but the resources were really helpful too and meant that I could study in my own time.
Offers from Barts, Queen Mary’s and Liverpool
I was struggling with the time limits in some of the sections and I was starting to panic, until I went through UniAdmissions. Zenab was great and taught me lots of little time saving techniques that really helped.
30 Hours of Support
Our UKCAT tuition gives you the best possible chance of getting the highest score. You can use your hours how you see fit. Here’s an example of 30 hours of expert tuition:
You will receive an hour of application advice from an expert tutor who has been through the process before, and passed with flying colours. They will help ensure you have the best possible application.
You’ll get 6 hours of Verbal Reasoning tuition. This section aims to assess your accuracy and speed of reading; important traits for a doctor. With just under 30 seconds to answer each question, this is a very time constrained section which needs practice.
The Quantitative Reasoning section tests your ability to quickly interpret data and perform calculations. Your tutor will go through all of the key concepts required for this section and provide expert guidance on how to do well in it.
The idea behind UKCAT abstract reasoning is to test how well the candidate is able to respond to questions that may go beyond the scope of their knowledge or require them to apply their existing knowledge in an unusual way. Your tutor will teach you expert tips on getting the answers quickly.
The idea behind the UKCAT Decision Making section is to assess how you use information and data to make decisions – a skill that is essential to working effectively as a doctor. The questions come in a variety of styles, but all are focused on testing your decision making ability. Your tutor will work with you on how to best answer these types of questions.
The aim of the Situational Judgement section is to assess your ability to understand situations that you could encounter as a medical student or doctor and how you would deal with them. Some universities employ a cut-off for low SJT scores so it’s integral to perform well in this section.
You’ll get access to all of our online resources which will give you plenty of practise on top of the support we will provide.
You will receive The Ultimate UKCAT Collection (5 books in 1)
The UKCAT guide contains powerful time-saving strategies that allow you to answer difficult questions within the time limit as well a massive amount of practice questions written in the style and difficulty of the real exams, along with fully worked solutions to all past paper questions and further practice papers.
Tackle those Problem Areas
Improving your UKCAT score is a two-way process and the more you put in – the more you’ll get out. Whilst tutors are happy to cover topics that will undoubtedly be useful, you will gain more from the sessions if you come prepared and armed with questions. Students who tend to improve the most are also the ones who persistently ask their tutor for focus on their weaknesses, week after week! We asked our UKCAT tutors to give some examples of past sessions that they’ve conducted to give you ideas about what is possible.
Verbal reasoning is a common challenge. Often low results in mock papers increase the worry about the Section 1 score even more. To start off, I first go over what each of the important keywords mean e.g. True, False, can’t tell and how to differentiate between them. I then show relatively simple examples to aid slowly building into the more challenging examples. Pointing out keywords that are usually ‘hidden-away’ in the passage that often changes the answer. I do timed drills to see if they can use the skills they’ve acquired under time pressure. This does wonders for their confidence and I finish the session with some homework that includes more verbal reasoning questions that we review in the next session.
Prini, UKCAT Tutor
This is a common issue and not surprising given that you have to do 36 questions in 25 minutes (approximately 41 seconds per question)! However, there are a number of fairly straightforward techniques that can be used to improve speed dramatically e.g. knowing when to use calculators, reading the options before the data. Depending on each student’s mental maths capabilities, I will pitch my teaching appropriately to help each student improve their abilities to make rapid calculations. Not only is it useful for the UKCAT, it’s even more important for your studies and for medicine. We then start looking at how to approach this section strategically, finishing with some practice questions from the UKCAT book for the next session.
David, Senior UKCAT Tutor
The UKCAT Abstract Reasoning section is my favourite. There is always initial confusion and frustration over the section because it cannot ‘be solved.’ However, by following a simple system, the answer can be found for approximately 90% of the questions within the time limit. Before the session, I get the students to read through the Abstract Reasoning Section in the UKCAT book which introduces the system with some worked examples. We then start off with simple patterns (e.g. number of edges, direction of arrows) and then slowly build up to the more complex second-order patterns. At the end of the session, I set them 20 more questions to do for the next session to help practice the system.
David, Senior UKCAT Tutor
(UCAT) UKCAT Tuition FAQs
You get access to all the expert UKCAT resources we sell including 6 Full Mock Papers with worked answers, our best-selling UKCAT Collection Book (RRP £60) that contains 1250 practice questions and 5-books-in-1 expert advice and UKCAT – OnDemand: the online lecture series that you can use to consolidate your learning.
Usually in a location that’s convenient for you and your tutor in Central London. In some cases, it may be possible to have the sessions at your house, depending on your location. If you’re not near these locations, you can get tutoring via Skype.
Absolutely, we’d encourage you to do so as the biggest benefits of one-on-one tuition are that you can get time with your tutor to work on exactly what you want to. Make sure you give your tutor enough notice (at least 5 days) for them to prepare the appropriate materials.
If you haven’t had your first session yet, call our team on 020 8064 0770 to start things off. Your dedicated tuition manager will match you with a tutor that is best suited for your needs and call or email you to confirm the time and location of the first tutorial. This is usually done within 24 hours.