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Hands on tutoring with Michael is not the right option for everyone

I once had a mentor who said to me “be elite, not elitist.” That stayed with me. So I feel it’s necessary to explain my limited availability.

My intention since starting 90+ was to make decisions on the basis of what would lead to the maximum contribution to others. I quickly realised that tutoring one-on-one meant that I wasn’t available to the broader community during those times. Participating in the Facebook group, writing books, shooting video etc are all activities that are essential for the support of the broad community. Furthermore, most students are able to be served as well, or better, by the 90+ network of tutors. I am no English teacher.

This said, there are a subset of students who are already competent writers, who don’t need help to write better and have the ability to score into the 80’s and maybe even 90’s in the GAMSAT. For those students, there really isn’t any guidance available. This whole thing began as an answer to the question “What separates a 75 from a 90+ Section II essay?”

Elite-level GAMSAT guidance

For students of high ability who wish to maximise their flair for writing as a strategy for overall GAMSAT success, I am available on a limited basis.

During my preparation, I collected hundreds of essays and purchased every high scoring student’s essays that I could find (they were scant) and then analysed them for common features and developed a hypothesis of why they scored highly. Next, I tested and refined my hypothesis until I got to a point where nobody could fault my work. The result was the highest score ever. This is what I teach to those that have the ears for it.

If you can write to 70, I can show you how to write to 90

Writing to a 70, or 75 in particular, is ninety-percent of the hard work done. It takes a lifetime of accumulated work to get to that point. When you hire other tutors, you will almost always learn how to improve your writing. This will be sufficient to get you to a 75. To score above, you need to convey an awareness of what the test is actually about: you! Luckily, once you are made aware of it, the adjustments are quick and easy to make. In fact I firmly believe it is relatively easy to get from a 75 to an 85. Mostly, it’s a mindset shift. My progress was rapid when I started realising this. Yours can be, too.

It’s not cheap: and I don’t muck around

If you want to drag your heels, make excuses, or expect me to do the work for you: please click away. This is not for you. Have a listen to this 10-second clip of my old tutor answering the question of what separated me from the students he had that scored in the 70’s and 80’s:

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This is your GAMSAT. If you are ready to do the work, and need someone who knows how to get you from where you’re at, into the stratosphere of Section II: I feel responsible to make myself available to you; as there isn’t anyone else who specializes in this niche.

Please note: I have uni, I’m a single dad of a 2-year old, and I try to keep up with marking the essays in the Facebook group as least. I also have other, far higher paying, businesses; and family and personal life to live as well. The demands on my time are much higher than the supply, unfortunately.

If you’re ready to kick some serious Section II goals, click below

The links where you can apply can be found below. Please note that I require students to send me two examples of their writing before making payment so I can discuss with you your goals and current situation and assess your suitability for a place. You can do that by completing the below form.

If, after that discussion we’ve agreed that we’re a good fit, please return to this page and fill in the booking form under the “Step Two” heading to finalise your payment and lock a time into my calendar. You will receive immediate confirmation and an email and SMS reminder before our appointment times.

Please note: I don’t reschedule appointments. Your time is your time, I will be there with bells on. If you miss the time, that’s your appointment for the week. 

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