I am currently a second year medical student at Imperial College London. I completed my A-levels in Gosforth Academy, a school in Newcastle upon Tyne where I was head boy in year 13. During year 12 I was in the peer mentoring programme in my school where we would regularly go into classes to assist pupils that were struggling with science and gave one to one lessons in science and maths. For the past three summers I have volunteered at a children's camp in Lindasfarne where I looked after secondary school children, showing my ability to communicate with them effectively. I have also volunteered at St. Oswald's Hospice and Eothen Care Home in Newcastle showing a mature and caring approach to others.
I have a wide variety of interests outside school. Rugby has developed my physical and mental strength, and taught me a great deal about working under pressure collaboratively. I was awarded my club player’s player trophy in 2012, the player of the year trophy in 2013, I was captain of my team in 2013 and was player of the year in 2015, all of which show my confidence, commitment and leadership abilities which I could bring to tutoring. Similarly, I am a keen fencer, regularly competing at regional and national level. I have completed my grade 8 piano and grade 6 public speaking exams. I speak fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and indeed find it easy to adapt to different languages and communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds. For these reasons I think I would be a good tutor.