James C

My Passion & How I Inspire

I believe that anyone who has put themselves through the rigmarole of building up a medical school application is more than capable of being accepted; the key is helping them to stand out. By working on interview practice, public speaking techniques and helping the student to feel confident about their personal achievements (medical students tend to have a bad habit of underselling themselves), I aim to help improve a student’s standing at application and interview without unnecessary embellishment and by emphasising their own personality.

My Experience

I have taught pre-clinical and clinical medicine at multiple UK medical schools, as well as invigilating and writing for end of year examinations. I also have a PGCert in Medical Education and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

A large part of my teaching involves helping students develop their presentation skills and learn how to overcome their anxiety when asked questions on the spot.

Whilst I was a medical student myself, I taught over 1500 hours private tuition in the maths and sciences from 7+ up to A-level, including help with personal statements and admissions exam preparation such as BMAT, UKCAT and USMLE.

Subjects That I Teach

  • BMAT
  • BMAT - Undergraduate
  • Medicine
  • Medicine - Undergraduate

My Qualifications

Medicine MBBS – University College London

Medical Physics and Bioengineering iBSc (First and Dean’s List) – University College London

Medical Education PGCert (Merit) – Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd)

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)

A-Levels (2A*s and 3As), GCSEs (8A*s and 2As) – Merchant Taylors School, Northwood

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I have visited 40 countries and at one point was fluent in both Italian and Spanish but have now forgotten both almost entirely. Never stop practicing!