UKCAT Tuition

Bespoke Expert Individual Tutoring

The Ultimate level of support – UKCAT Tuition allows you to control the pace, content and difficulty of the tutorials. You’ll get one-on-one time with an expert UKCAT Tutor who scored in the top 10% nationally. They’ll be able to focus on your strengths & weaknesses to ensure rapid improvement. You’ll also get instant access to all of our UKCAT resources like online lectures + mock tests so you can start preparing straight away whilst we set up your tutor for you.

These tutoring sessions are 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.

  • ``Section 1 is difficult!``

    Verbal reasoning is a common challenge. Often low results in mock papers increases 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. Then I show relatively simple examples to aid slowly building into the more challenging examples. Pointing out key words that are usually ‘hidden-away’ in the passage that often change 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

     

  • ``I can never solve the maths questions in time.``

    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 students 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

     

  • ``I never find the pattern in the shapes section.``

    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 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

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Dedicated individual teaching that is tailored to your strengths and weaknesses so that you make rapid progress

Expert Tutors

Experienced Medical tutors who have tutored the UKCAT for several years and scored in the top 10% of the country

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Our UKCAT Experts

Nic Oxford Medicine Tutor

Nic

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 in 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!

zenab Medicine Cambridge Tutor

Zenab

Zenab is now a sixth 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.

Heather Medicine Cambridge Tutor

Heather

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.

Common Questions

  • ``What materials and resources do you provide?``

    You get access to all of our UKCAT resources including 2 Full Mock Papers with worked answers and our exclusive UKCAT Book that contains 1250 Practice questions and expert advice. Finally, you also get access to UKCAT – OnDemand: the online lecture series that you can use to consolidate your learning

  • ``Where are the tutorials held?``

    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. 

  • ``I'm struggling with one area - can I spend the entire tutorial on it?``

    Absolutely, and we’d encourage you to do so. Make sure you give your tutor enough notice (at least 5 days) for them to prepare the appropriate materials.

  • ``I haven't had a tutorial yet, what times can I book for?``

    If you haven’t had your first session yet, make a booking to start things off. Our staff will first 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.

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