Some people worry about me offering personal statement coaching services, and I hope I'm able to put concerns to rest.
I believe writing for applications is a life skill. It's hard to get right. Writing for midwifery applications is even harder.
As you probably know, the ability to be an excellent midwife doesn't necessarily come with the ability to write a personal statement. I've spent so much time with brilliant midwives who struggled to get onto courses that I know unequivocally that this is true.
The process of support begins by me reading what students have already. Each personal statement is totally unique - I only work on what students give me to start with.
UCAS ' 'Copycatch' system won't pick up plagiarism because it's students' own work!
I don't have a template, or stock phrases, or anything else pre-written. I just try to understand the student's transferable skills and other unique qualities that make them an excellent candidate and go from there to help them craft something that's theirs.
Most people would have family members/college professors/midwives or others look through their personal statement and offer help with phrases and ideas. Many go to excellent or private schools that will help them throughout their application process.
But many are left struggling, applying a few years in a row and relying on trial and error to teach them what the system is like.
I'm offering excellent support to help the midwives of tomorrow avoid dead ends and wasting time.
My aim is to not only get each student through writing their personal statement, but also to get them thinking on the same wavelength as a midwife. This means they will be a better student midwife as soon as their feet hit the deck.
This isn't free because it takes between 4-5 hours to work on each statement. And I really want to make Midwife Diaries a haven for good information. All this takes time.
I hope this explains a little about what I do and why. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.