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Archive for July, 2016

Why I Love Tutoring GAMSAT Section 2

What I do, in the broadest sense, is help students to express themselves more clearly and precisely.

I believe that everybody has something interesting to say. Everybody has their own opinions, ideas and experiences filed away in their mind. My job is to help you unleash them in a way that nets you more exam points.

My job is not to put ideas in your head and tell you what to say, but to give you the tools to express the ideas that are already there in ways that will be easily understood by an examiner.

While tutoring GAMSAT students I get to meet many very talented and highly determined people. My favourite part of interacting with these students is the moment when they start to get the hang of writing. I love teaching written communication because so often enabling someone to communicate more confidently is like handing them a magic wand. Once they realise what they’ve got I can stand back and watch as they blow my mind! More…

How To Write A Story For GAMSAT Section 2

It comes as a shock to most students when they hear that you don’t have to write an essay to pass GAMSAT Section 2. Most commercial guidebooks encourage students to stick to the essay format because it is easier to teach. Nevertheless it is perfectly possible, and often helpful, to allow yourself experiment with other styles of written communication when preparing for this exam.

As with essay writing, there are a couple of things you need to make sure you do if you’re going to write a successful GAMSAT story:

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