Dr Luke works as a Melbourne GAMSAT tutor for one-to-one and student-organised group in person or online and specialise in Section III.
My strategies to teach GAMSAT Section III
I have been following GAMSAT since 2007 and am familiar with the topics, theories and forms of questioned frequently tested in Section III. I have written GAMSAT Section III preparation materials to help you to grasp the concepts, theories and different forms of questions. I help you to link the science concepts and theories with the Section III questions, develop effective strategies, and practise the skills to solve these questions.
The tutoring sessions are mainly determined by your need. You can choose the areas with which you need help most. You can choose any subject, such as physics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry and/or biology. You can even choose an area of a subject, such as medical physics, biochemistry, or
Previous GAMSAT clients increased their scores in Section III significantly. GAMSAT participants have greatly improved their scores in Section III after working with me for a period of time. One client has been offered a place to pursue MBBS at the University of Sydney in 2012, one was offered a place at Deakin in 2013, and one received an offer from Deakin for a MBBS place in 2014.
GAMSAT Section III: Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences
GAMSAT Section III is made up of chemistry (40%), biology (40%) and physics (20%). The level of subject knowledge required generally corresponds to the first year of university studies in biology and chemistry (physical and organic), and Year 12 in physics.
The test focuses primarily on problem solving and on the use of knowledge that will be presumed at the beginning of the medical program: that is, a basic understanding of biology, chemistry (organic and physical) and physics. In addition to testing reasoning and problem solving within a scientific context, this section examines the recall and understanding of basic science concepts.
The skills assessed include the ability to identify knowledge in new contexts, analyse and interpret data, discover relationships, translate knowledge from one form to another, formulate and apply hypotheses and make generalisations, deduce consequences from models, follow and evaluate a line of reasoning, evaluate evidence, categorise and select information relevant to problems, generate and apply strategies to solve problems, make comparisons, extrapolate, interpolate, estimate and recognise limits in accuracy.
(adapted from ACER GAMSAT information booklet 2014)