GAMSAT

My strategies to teach GAMSAT Section III

Having been being a GAMSAT tutor Melbourne since 2007,  I  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.

Physics

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts & Description of motions, Chapter 2 Newton’s Laws of Motion, Chapter 3 Circular Motion, Chapter 4 Impulse and Momentum, Chapter 5 Work and Energy, Chapter 6 Static Mechanism, Chapter 7 Fluids, Chapter 8 Electricity, Chapter 9 Electromagnetism, Chapter 10  Waves, Chapter 11 Mechanic Wave – Sound, Chapter 12 Electromagnetic wave – Light & lens, Chapter 13 Isotopes, Chapter 14 Medical equipments.

Chemistry

Chapter 1 Atomic Structures, Chapter 2 Mole, Chapter 3 Bonding and naming, Chapter 4 Resonance, Chapter 5 Isomers, Chapter 6 Rates of Reaction, Chapter 7 Equilibrium, Chapter 8 Energy in chemical reactions, Chapter 9 Solutions, Chapter 10 Acids and Bases, Chapter 11 Redox, Chapter 12 IUPAC Naming, Chapter 13  The Mechanisms of organic reactions, chapter 14 Hydrocarbons, Chapter 15 Alkyl Halides, Chapter 16 Benzene and aromatic compounds, Chapter 17 Alkanol, Chapter 18 Carbonyl groups, Chapter 19 Hemi-acetal and acetal, Chapter 20 Diels  & Pericyclic Reactions, Chapter 21 Amine, Chapter 22 Carbohydrates, Chapter 23 Proteins, Chapter 24 Nucleic Acids,

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.

Achievements as a GAMSAT tutor Melbourne

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)