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Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Manchester University
I am a medical student at the University of Manchester, a reason I chose this degree is because of my passion for science and also because I enjoy helping others. Therefore I would love to help you in achieving your goals and I am confident my tutorials will do just that.
I am very patient and understanding and I appreciate the difficulty in trying to achieve good grades. I have experience in teaching and helping those younger than me, for example at school I was a peer support mentor for two years which aimed to help students in lower years with any problems they had. Furthermore, at university my degree follows a Problem Based Learning (PBL) structure and requires a lot of teaching and discussion with peers on my course; this has helped me to develop my teaching skills and become a better tutor.
What we cover will be directed by you and I will do my best to ensure that by the end of the session you will feel more confident about the topics.
I aim to make the sessions as interactive as possible and I will use a variety of methods (e.g. text, diagrams, and acronyms) to aid your understanding on the topic. I will also often check your understanding towards the end of the session by asking you to explain a few aspects we’ve covered.
Entry to Medical School
Getting into medical school is competitive, however it can be done! And I would love to help you get onto the course and I am sure I can help make the process seem a lot easier than you currently think it is.
Thank you and I look forward to meeting with you, before any session please let me know what you want help with, and your exam board. Thanks!
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|UKCAT||Uni Admissions Test||2820|
Cell division can be achieved by either mitosis or meiosis. Cell division via mitosis is essential for growth and repair and occurs in nearly all cells in the body, whereas cell division by meiosis occurs in reproduction and is important in producing gametes e.g. sperm cells.
The overall aim of cell division is to double the genetic material in the cell and then for that cell to divide into daughter cells with an equal genetic content.
Mitosis and meiosis both have 4 distinct stages:
3. Anaphase, and
A useful way of remembering the order is by the acronym – Purple Mice Are Tasty.
Cytokinesis usually follows telophase and is basically where the cell divides into two.
In mitosis the cell goes through the above stages once, while in meiosis there are two rounds of the above stages.
Having two rounds creates 4 daughter cells each with half the genetic content, whereas in mitosis the outcome is 2 daughter cells each with the normal amount of genetic information.
A further crucial difference is the fact that in meiosis the 4 daughter cells and not genetically identical, this is important and is what makes everyone unique. This occurs because of crossing over of chromatids in prophase, and the independent assortment of chromosomes and chromatids in metaphase.see more