Dr Kate

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Junior Dean at Oxford with a First Class Honours PhD in Medicine from Oxford and tutoring experience in life sciences and university admissions.

About

Dr. Kate, an Oxford-educated PhD graduate and medic, brings extensive tutoring experience in life sciences and interview admissions coaching, particularly for Oxbridge. With a First Class Honours BA in Medical Sciences, Kate tutors haematology and immunology at the University of Oxford, leveraging her PhD, medical, and undergraduate biosciences background. Kate is a Junior Dean at Oxford and mentors students into getting into Oxbridge and Imperial College London, specifically into PhD programmes and medicine, by offering interview prep tutorials, personal statement guidance and tutoring on the UKCAT and BMAT. Kate was a biomedical science teaching assistant for several lab sessions attended by undergraduate students, teaching a range of molecular techniques. She has been involved in the UNIQ+ initiative to mentor school leavers and undergraduates applying to Oxford. Kate's notable achievements include published research in Nature and multiple scholarships and prizes, showcasing her academic excellence. Beyond academia, she serves as a Global Health R&D Investment Analyst for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, highlighting her analytical prowess.

Attended:

University of Oxford

University of York

Truro and Penwith College

Experience

*2017-2018 - Biomedical science teaching assistant, University of York*

* During my masters, I was a biomedical science teaching assistant for several lab sessions attended by undergraduate students, teaching a range of molecular techniques including protein purification, gel electrophoresis, DNA-FISH, and animal model husbandry. During these sessions, I used clear and thoughtful communication to ensure students fully understood the rationale underpinning each technique, and helped students troubleshoot any problems. Following these sessions, I received excellent feedback about my enthusiasm and patience which demonstrated the students felt listened to and able to get the most out of these workshops. Due to my strong performance, I was invited to hold further sessions, this time for local A-level leavers, who came to learn about genetics, the structure of DNA and cellular organelles. . I found these sessions particularly fulfilling as they gave me the opportunity to work with widening participation schools where students often feel disempowered to apply to university.

*2019-2021- Tutor and Oxbridge mentor, University of Oxford*

* During my PhD, I undertook the Preparing for Learning and Teaching at Oxford (PLTO) course, which gave a good introduction to teaching at the university level. I used this to plan lab-based teaching experience within my research institute when supervising other PhD students, as well as small tutorial teaching and lecturing experience with my college (St Edmund Hall).

Through my college, I presented my research in large lectures to a varied student audience. In preparation for these talks, I re-structured my slides and talking points according to the audience, presenting core knowledge complimented with analogies and anecdotes which I felt would help me convey complex concepts such as cellular differentiation and genetics and cancer development.

I was also involved in the UNIQ+ initiative to mentor school leavers and undergraduates applying to Oxford. During this period, I mentored 3 engineering students during a series of self-organised tutorials in which we covered evaluating primary papers, presenting their research, writing a research proposal and interview techniques. It was satisfying to see the growth of their confidence, critical thinking, and written communication skills. I was delighted to learn they all secured PhDs at Oxford and Imperial.

*2023 onwards- Anticipated upcoming teaching work at the University of Oxford *

* 2023 - Haematology tutor for 1st year Oxford medical students, William Sweet medical society, University of Oxford

* TBC- College tutor at St Hugh's College, Oxford (focusing on Haematology)

* TBC- Immunology research techniques tutor, Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

Qualifications

    2022-2026 Graduate entry Medical student at the University of Oxford.*
  • Awarded the Baber scholarship for academic merit.
  • 2018-2022 DPhil/PhD University of Oxford**, completed with Nature publication. Won the Doug Higgs Haematology prize for my research. 2014-2018 Integrated Masters in Biomedical Sciences with Biochemistry, First Class Honours, Distinction., University of York.

Skills

AdmissionsA LevelUndergraduatePhDInternational Baccalaureate
Personal StatementA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Research MethodsA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
PhysicsGCSE
ChemistryA LevelUndergraduateGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Interview TrainingA LevelPhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Cambridge ApplicationsA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Oxbridge ApplicationsA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Oxford ApplicationsA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
English LiteratureA LevelGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Admissions AdviceA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Science and TechnologyA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Admissions TestA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
BiologyA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
Human BiologyA LevelUndergraduatePhDInternational Baccalaureate
Medical School AdmissionsA LevelUndergraduateGCSELecturerInternational Baccalaureate
MedicineA LevelUndergraduateInternational Baccalaureate
Molecular and Cellular BiologyA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
BMATA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
BiochemistryA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
MicrobiologyA LevelUndergraduateInternational Baccalaureate
UCATA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate
BiosciencesA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEInternational Baccalaureate