UCAT Tutoring - How To Choose The Right TutorOct 05, 2021
UCAT tutoring can be a great way of improving your child’s chances of getting into Medicine, but how can you actually make sure that they get the right tutoring?
In this article, we will break down what you should look for in a UCAT tutoring program to ensure that it helps your child achieve their goal of getting into Medicine.
Let’s get into it.
What Makes A Good Tutoring Program?
There are plenty of different UCAT tutors & UCAT tutoring programs that claim to help your child succeed in their UCAT preparation.
Some tutors offer one-on-one classes, other tutors offer big webinar style sessions and some programs go for a few weeks while others a few years…
With all of these different options it can be hard to know which UCAT tutoring programs will actually improve your child’s chances of getting into Medicine.
And that’s why I’ve created a list below with EVERYTHING that you should look for in a UCAT tutoring program.
No matter what program you choose, as long as it ticks these boxes then your child will be well and truly set up for success.
So let’s get into it.
1. Experienced Tutors
It’s crucial that the UCAT tutor or tutoring program you choose actually has experienced tutors who not only succeeded themselves, but also have a proven track record of helping other students do the same.
Being a good teacher takes a completely different set of skills compared to simply succeeding in the UCAT exam, and so you really want to make sure that your UCAT tutor can actually teach your child in an effective way.
The easiest way to determine this is by looking at the tutors track record. Have they had successful past students? How many? What are their results?
These are all questions that as a parent, you should be asking. Because the UCAT is a very competitive & important exam and if you want to give your child a realistic chance of success you really need to make sure that they get a good teacher (not just a ‘tutor’).
2. Personalised Support
Alongside experienced tutors, you also want to make sure that your child is actually getting personalised support. There are many tutoring programs that offer experienced tutors, but because of this they have to run group sessions with 100+ people.
The UCAT exam is something where students do need personalised support and attention, and they do need to have someone looking over their progress and providing personal feedback. It’s important that your child actually gets to interact with a UCAT expert on a regular basis, and they need an environment where they can ask questions and get direct support from someone who has experience and can provide assistance.
3. Ongoing accountability
A good UCAT program will hold your child accountable over a long period of time. It will know how your child is progressing, and it will promote consistent, gradual improvement.
At school, the teachers hold your child accountable to their work and make sure that they complete it. You need to find a tutoring program that can do the same thing for your child’s UCAT preparation.
4. Structured Preparation
Good UCAT tutoring programs will have some type of structure, it’s important that your child feels like they are following a plan that is gradually getting them closer towards their goal of getting into Medicine. If UCAT study is unstructured and feels random, it can be very easy for students to lose motivation and fall off track.
Just like how at school your child has a curriculum, they need some type of plan for their UCAT preparation.
5. Regular Testing & Feedback
Good UCAT tutoring will constantly test your child and monitor their progress. It’s important that students are tested on a regular basis to that weak spots can be identified and worked on.
Without regular practice & feedback on this practice, it’s very hard for students to improve enough to get up the the 90th percentile on their UCAT exam - which is what they need to get accepted into Medicine.
Overall, UCAT tutoring can be an excellent way of improving your child’s chances of getting into Medicine - but there are a few things to look out for to ensure that the tutoring is actually beneficial and worthwhile.
The 5 things listed above are absolutely crucial for successful UCAT preparation, and will radically improve your child’s chances of getting into Medicine. As long as you tick the boxes above then your child will be well and truly set up for success.
I hope you took something away from this article, and feel free to regularly check our website for similar content on the UCAT exam and getting into Medicine.
Looking for UCAT Tutoring?
Are you looking for UCAT tutoring? Because right now we are running one-on-one strategy calls where you can talk to a UCAT expert and set your child up with the guidance & support they need.
On these calls we will talk to you about your child’s current situation, and determine whether or not they could be a good fit for the Med Prep School tutoring program.
If they are eligible for the program, then we will give you the opportunity to get started or if not, then we will recommend some other resources that will be of use.
These calls are only suitable for parents of year 9, 10 and 11 students who are deeply passionate about Medicine and are willing to start their UCAT preparation immediately. So if you’re interested in learning more, then feel free to schedule in a call using the link below:
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