Testimonials

KATIE, 100TH CENTILE, 2016


“I learned so much from going to this class and listening to other people work through questions in ways I never would have thought of. I found it really helpful to learn from different approaches that I could then use to answer future questions. I also liked the classroom setting as a change from practicing online. These classes made it a lot easier for me to practice the HPAT consistently throughout the year so I would definitely recommend them!”


 “The classes are great, they’re relaxed and useful for getting you into the mindset of how the questions work and what the exam is looking for. Lots of memes incorporated to keep things going.

JACK, 99TH CENTILE, 2017


CONOR, 99TH CENTILE, 2015


 “The HPAT classes were massively beneficial to me. They helped me to develop a strategy for dealing with the exam and gave me a whole pile of new techniques for dealing with specific types of questions. Definitely one of the main reasons I got into medicine.”


“John’s HPAT (HPizzle) classes were the most helpful HPAT related classes I did. He made the exam seem more interesting and accessible as opposed to the scary impossible exam it is often made out to be. I found his classes enjoyable (as far as a grind can be!) and he helped us make sense of the often-obscure questions that we came across. He was always very reassuring and it was great to have a current med student to answer any of our questions. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone considering taking the HPAT as I don’t believe I would have got medicine without his help!”

ROISIN, 99TH CENTILE, 2017


ALANA, 98TH CENTILE, 2019


“Having questions explained and especially being able to talk through some of the more challenging questions was really helpful. I found section 2 especially difficult and hearing other student’s opinions and reasoning meant I could better understand the questions themselves. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone sitting the HPAT in years to come.”


 “I felt that John’s classes were a really important part of my HPAT preparation as they kept me on track and instilled confidence in my ability. John gave excellent tips and advice on just about everything to do with the HPAT and I’m very grateful for this. We sat many exams both at home and during the classes which helped make the real exam seem a lot more familiar. Overall, I was both impressed and comforted by the high standards of his classes. I would highly recommend them. Thank you, John!”

 SORCHA, 98TH CENTILE, 2017


CONOR, 97TH CENTILE, 2019


 “I found the classes to be very helpful, particularly with regard to sections 2 and 3. They provided an excellent avenue as to how one should tackle the problems they present. Strategies like mapping and time keeping are essential for succeeding in the HPAT and these classes explain how to implement them in detail. In addition, for me, the classes were vital for keeping my focus on the HPAT throughout the year, and forcing me to work consistently at the exam which I think is ultimately the biggest contributing factor to getting into medicine.”  


 “These classes honestly saved my life when it came to HPAT. John really knows what he’s doing. He gave us tips for practicing and prep and strategies for when we’re actually sitting the exam. I did the HPAT twice, both times with John’s help, and I credit my 96th percentile and 94th percentile to these classes.”

  EMMA, 97TH CENTILE, 2017


SARAH, 97TH CENTILE, 2015


 “John’s classes were great. They gave us a new way of looking at questions using set methods so I had a clear starting point for each one. It was also great working with a group and seeing how different people approached the questions. John really knew his stuff and gave good, comprehensive advice on how to study for all three sections.”


 “I found the classes were a huge help as they made it easy to put in place a consistent routine as I prepared for the HPAT. Having classes that were 2.5 hours long meant that on the day of my exam I was used to concentrating over long periods of time. The practice exams were great as I was able to practice and prepare for the style of question asked in my HPAT. It was also really helpful to get tips and guidance from teachers that had experienced the exam themselves. I would definitely recommend the classes to anyone considering going for medicine.” 

DEARBHLA, 97TH CENTILE, 2019


CAMILE, 95TH CENTILE, 2018


 “These classes helped me prepare massively for the HPAT by simply showing me different ways to approach and think about the various sections in the HPAT exam through listening and interacting with others in the class. It gave me a great insight into how I was expected to think going into this exam and the notes and mock exams were brilliant in helping me to solidify this new mindset. It’s safe to say that John’s classes have played a massive part in my success in the HPAT and my future in medicine!”


“John’s classes really helped break down one of the most daunting exams I’ve ever taken. He pointed out the ways the HPAT tries to catch you out and provided methods of tackling harder questions. The practice exams also really helped my timing and exam technique, to which I owe a lot of my success.”  

KATE, 94TH CENTILE, 2018



FREYA, 94TH CENTILE, 2014


 “It was very helpful to discuss different techniques for different problems and to compare answers with other students. I thought that the classes were invaluable, enjoyable and would recommend them to anyone studying for the HPAT!”


 “I would without a doubt recommend John’s HPAT grinds. He is not only naturally talented at the HPAT himself but has a great way of explaining and sharing his skills. John has an abundance of practice questions which he not only gives you but also works through each question and its solution. Doing grinds with John was definitely pivotal in my HPAT success.” 

RACHEL, 93RD CENTILE, 2014


LIAM, 92ND CENTILE, 2016


“John’s classes provided the skills and guidance I needed to succeed in the HPAT. His experience and knowledge helped me to secure my place in medicine.”


“The classes were excellent. I found that the most important thing in preparing for the HPAT was practicing questions. The classes gave a great opportunity to do this and working in groups really helped me learn different ways to approach the questions. John was also really patient and helpful with any questions we had. Would definitely recommend them.” 

ADAM, 92ND CENTILE, 2014


TADGH, 90TH CENTILE, 2019


 “The section 3 tips and techniques helped loads, if I had done it without understanding how to attempt section 3 I wouldn’t have had a clue. The discussions helped a lot with section 2 and helped understand where the examiners might have been coming from and then just familiarising yourself with the type of questions that come up in section 1 and where they tried to catch you out helped lots.”


The HPAT classes were extremely helpful. I learned so much from listening to other people’s approaches to the questions. The practice exams kept me working on questions consistently throughout the year. We were given lots of great strategies for all three sections and having an experienced teacher to ask questions was fantastic. I would highly recommend HPizzle!” 

SALLY, 90TH CENTILE, 2019