'I wish I'd found blt earlier - I'd already produced six drafts of my personal statement and wasn't happy with any of them. My tutor guided me through some example statements, helped me edit and restructure one of my earlier (better!) drafts, based on a template we created together, then we tidied it all up and it was all over! I'm so grateful!' (Bryn Griffiths)
'I didn't know how to start or write a personal statement, as English has never been my strong point. My tutor helped me brainstorm ideas and then plan, structure and write it. He was very clear about what I should and shouldn't include. We then made sure there were no mistakes. I was really pleased with my final draft and I'm sure it played a big part in getting me offers from the Uni's I applied to. THANKS SO MUCH!' (Paddy Hughes)
'I needed someone to read through my personal statement and reassure me that it was what Admission Officers were looking for. We made a few structural changes, editing and adding a little, and then it was ready to go. I got the offers I was hoping for! Thanks again!' (Peter Hall)
With the competition for university places becoming increasingly fierce, a well-structured, memorable personal statement which highlights achievements and ambitions, and captures the attention of admissions tutors, can mean the difference between being offered a place at university and struggling through the clearing process.
An outstanding personal statement should be a true reflection of personality, skills and experience, as well as a passion for a chosen university course. It is this uniqueness that universities are looking for when offering places. We do not re-write personal statements. Instead, we advise on how to produce and perfect them.
Whether a tutee is about to begin, has initial ideas, has a working draft or even a final draft, our personal statement tutors will add significant value. We help ensure that tutees include the right information, expressed concisely and in the right layout. We understand what admissions tutors are looking for in a personal statement and work with our tutees so that they can feel confident that the personal statement they have produced is the best it can possibly be.
Our personal statement tutors focus on the following five key areas:
Discussion of the variety of approaches to writing a personal statement;
Content which should and should not be included;
The best layout to use;
How best to convey and structure thoughts and ideas;
Proofreading a final draft to ensure that there are no errors (or weaknesses) in spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure or clarity of expression.
The number of tutorials a tutee will require will vary and will depend on the standard of any draft statements provided, the course and universities applied to, and whether any additional help is needed in choosing a course or university. Please click here for help in choosing the right course or university.
We have helped our tutees produce and perfect personal statements leading to admission into universities throughout the UK, including Oxbridge and the Russell Group, as well as many American and other overseas universities.
We currently tutor in person within a 10 mile radius of Bournemouth town centre, including Christchurch, Parkstone, Poole, Southbourne, Westbourne, Boscombe, Moordown, Winton, Charminster, Ferndown, Wimborne, and Branksome.
Please note: we cannot guarantee an offer of a place at a chosen university.