Welcome to The MedTutors website! My name is Dr. Tendai Marume I am a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Teaching has become a big part of my life since starting medical school. I have acquired the majority of my teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant and online tutor for medical students. MedTutors provides educational videos on YouTube and online tutoring on Zoom. Mainly tutoring students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and Basic Science courses.
The pursuit of the journey towards a medical degree is a long journey. It takes dedication, sacrifices and most of all, grit, as I say to my students. To get there, it’s going to take a team effort, consisting of long nights and early mornings.
It is essential to be a lifelong learner. I believe that intelligence is fluid; whenever an opportunity arises to learn new information, the fundamental question I ask myself is, where does this information fit as it pertains to my preexisting knowledge? This allows us to have firm foundational fundamentals. Therefore allowing students to have a logical approach as it relates to the application of newly learnt information.
A limited commodity, we all have the same 24hours a day. It is vital to make the most of your day; there is a difference between studying hard and studying smart. I always tell my students to be intentional and selective about their time and the resources used to study.
That being said, it’s still important to live a balanced life. All the work that we are putting in is to take care of our future patients. To take care of others, we need to ensure that we have taken care of ourselves first. This is done so by eating well, exercising, providing that we are looking at the big picture in mind. Most of all, draw happiness in this journey. We are in this together. Sometimes all you need is that push and encouragement that you can do this. Many others have walked this path that we are on. If they can do it, we can too.
The sessions are tailored toward the needs of the students and their progression in their medical education.
The majority of the sessions are group sessions between 2 to 4 students and are tailored toward guiding students on how to apply their medical knowledge and how to approach questions. Medical reasoning is an important aspect of Medicine and requires a sound foundational framework of medical knowledge.
- Guiding students in creating an effective study schedule and time management.
- Emphasizing important high yield objectives taught in lecture.
- Foster a positive environment for students to learn and apply their knowledge.
- Weekly sessions to cover high yield topics.
- Timetable to study ahead in preparation for a course.