Christie M. GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE Chemistry tutor, A Level -Medica...

Christie M.

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Medicine and surgery (Bachelors) - Newcastle University

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About me

- I am a fourth year medical student at Newcastle University. 

- I am a fourth year medical student at Newcastle University. 

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- Learning outcomes stated at the beginning of the tutorial 

- Lesson plan based around what the STUDENT finds difficult 

- A range of learning methods: diagrams, quizzes, recall, pictures

- Feedback and set tasks at the end of the session to go through the following week

- Learning outcomes stated at the beginning of the tutorial 

- Lesson plan based around what the STUDENT finds difficult 

- A range of learning methods: diagrams, quizzes, recall, pictures

- Feedback and set tasks at the end of the session to go through the following week

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4.9from 33 customer reviews
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Lorraine (Parent from Slough)

May 15 2018

Very good teacher, I went from a C to an A

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Zaira (Student)

May 2 2018

Went from getting E and U grades in my chemistry key assessments to a B in my most recent key assessment - Christie has definitely made me understand key topics so much more as well as helping with exam technique!

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Elena (Parent from London)

Great tutor!

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Elena (Parent from London)

Very helpful!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsA-level (A2)A
English literature A-level (A2)A
Biology A-level (A2)A*
Chemistry A-level (A2)A*
UkcatUni admission test765

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wednesdays
thursdays
fridays
saturdays
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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£30 /hr
ChemistryA Level£30 /hr
BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£30 /hr
MathsGCSE£30 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£30 /hr
.UKCAT.Uni Admissions Test£30 /hr

Questions Christie has answered

How are blood glucose levels regulated in humans?

Blood glucose homeostasis involves maintaining the levels of blood glucose within a very narrow limit around a set point (90mg 100cm-3). This is done via hormonal regulation. On one hand, insulin which is a peptide hormone, is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas (islets of Langerhans). It is released by the pancreatic beta cells when blood glucose levels rise, such as after ingesting a carbohydrate-rich meal. Insulin binds onto cellular receptors. It causes glycogenesis (conversion of glucose to glycogen) in lover and skeletal muscle, the conversion of glucose into fat (triglycerols) within adipose tissue as well as increasing cellular uptake of glucose. These processes reduce blood glucose levels back to set point. 

However, glucagon, a hormone produced by the alpha cells of the pancreas increases blood glucose back to set point when blood glucose levels have dropped such as when a person is exercising. It increases the rate of glycogen breakdown (glycogenolysis), the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue to be used to make glucose (gluconeogenesis) and also increasing the rate of fat break down (lipolysis). This is to provide cellular glucose to be broken down during respiration to produce ATP molecules. 

There are other hormones also released to increase blood glucose such as adrenalin, the ''fight or flight'' hormone produced by the adrenal medulla. It increases glycogenolysis, and fatty acid release. Cortisol, another hormone, produced in the adrenal cortex, causes amino acids (small building blocks of protein) to be released from skeletal muscle and fatty acids to be released from adipose. Amino acids and fatty acids are converted to glucose via gluconeogenesis. 

 

 

 

Blood glucose homeostasis involves maintaining the levels of blood glucose within a very narrow limit around a set point (90mg 100cm-3). This is done via hormonal regulation. On one hand, insulin which is a peptide hormone, is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas (islets of Langerhans). It is released by the pancreatic beta cells when blood glucose levels rise, such as after ingesting a carbohydrate-rich meal. Insulin binds onto cellular receptors. It causes glycogenesis (conversion of glucose to glycogen) in lover and skeletal muscle, the conversion of glucose into fat (triglycerols) within adipose tissue as well as increasing cellular uptake of glucose. These processes reduce blood glucose levels back to set point. 

However, glucagon, a hormone produced by the alpha cells of the pancreas increases blood glucose back to set point when blood glucose levels have dropped such as when a person is exercising. It increases the rate of glycogen breakdown (glycogenolysis), the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue to be used to make glucose (gluconeogenesis) and also increasing the rate of fat break down (lipolysis). This is to provide cellular glucose to be broken down during respiration to produce ATP molecules. 

There are other hormones also released to increase blood glucose such as adrenalin, the ''fight or flight'' hormone produced by the adrenal medulla. It increases glycogenolysis, and fatty acid release. Cortisol, another hormone, produced in the adrenal cortex, causes amino acids (small building blocks of protein) to be released from skeletal muscle and fatty acids to be released from adipose. Amino acids and fatty acids are converted to glucose via gluconeogenesis. 

 

 

 

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