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Degree: Biological Sciences (Bachelors) - Durham University

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Hi there! I'm Olivia and I am a 3rd year Biological Sciences student at The University of Durham. I tutor in Biology at both A level and GCSE as well as Physical Education at GCSE. I achieved A's and A*s in these subjects at GCSE and A level. I also achieved an extra qualification in Human Biology at GCSE.

* I can also help students create their personal statements for university applications.

I am extremely enthusiastic and passionate to motivate and help others to acheive. I was sitting my GCSE's and A levels not too long ago so I can completely relate to my tutees. I hope my friendly teaching style will ensure students feel at ease throughout the sessions and comfortable to ask me anything!

I aim to build the students confidence and ability to tackle any question. The tutorial sessions should be interactive and engaging for the student. This may involve videos, quizzes, pictures and diagrams to improve knowledge as well as exam technique.

The tutorial sessions will be tailored to what you want to learn and any questions you may have and together we will work towards acheiving some great exam results.

If you are interested in being tutored by me, please drop me an email and we can arrange a free meet the tutor session! 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Human Biology A Level £20 /hr
Physical Education A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Physical Education GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA
Physical EducationA-LevelA
General StudiesA-LevelA*
Business StudiesA-LevelA
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5from 2 customer reviews

Dawn (Student) March 7 2016

Brilliant….. I have never had a tutor before never mind an online one, but the combination of Olivia’s knowledge and the structure of the My tutor web pages it’s going to become invaluable to my studies. The fact that I can play back my tutorial means I spend more time learning and less time writing notes. Olivia came to tutorial really well prepared for our session. She was well informed and had a very simplistic way of transferring her knowledge so I could not only understand but implement it in my work. No time was wasted, so no money wasted. I will definitely be booking another tutorial her and give her and the site 5 stars.

Lucy (Student) February 2 2016

Very clear diagrams produced with good detailed explanations to back up my understanding.

Questions Olivia has answered

What are the different phases of the cell cycle?

The cell cycle begins with interphase (G1,S G2) then follows on to mitosis and ends with cytokinesis. G1 phase - Protein synthesis and preparation for DNA replication S phase - DNA replication G2 phase - Organelle replication. Protein and ATP synthesis. Preparation for mitosis. Mitosis - mu...

The cell cycle begins with interphase (G1,S G2) then follows on to mitosis and ends with cytokinesis.

G1 phase - Protein synthesis and preparation for DNA replication

S phase - DNA replication

G2 phase - Organelle replication. Protein and ATP synthesis. Preparation for mitosis.

Mitosis - multiple stages: prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. 

Mitosis separates chromatids to create two identical daughter cells.

Cytokinesis -  Cytoplasm splits and separates to form to genetically identical cells.

 

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What is the difference between slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibres?

Slow oxidative fibres are designed for aerobic endurance exercise. They  use oxygen to work at a moderate rate over a long period. They are red due to thehigh concentration of blood vessels which deliver a rich supply of oxygenated blood. They have a high resistance to fatigue and are found in ...

Slow oxidative fibres are designed for aerobic endurance exercise. They use oxygen to work at a moderate rate over a long period. They are red due to the high concentration of blood vessels which deliver a rich supply of oxygenated blood. They have a high resistance to fatigue and are found in high percentages in athletes such as marathon runners.

Fast twitch fibres are designed for anaerobic exercise. They produce small amounts of energy very quickly. Unlike slow twitch they don't use oxygen to produce energy (ATP) so do not require such a rich blood supply. This means they are white in colur not red. They fatigue much more quickly than slow twitch fibres. Athletes in high power sports such as sprinting have high percentages of fast twitch fibres.

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What is the difference between the pulmonary and systemic circuits of the cardiovascular system?

The systemic circuit carries oxygenated blood from the heart around the body then carries the deoxygenated blood from the body back to the heart. The blood leaves the left ventricle of the heart via an artery called the aorta, it then travels around the whole body where oxygen is exchanged for...

The systemic circuit carries oxygenated blood from the heart around the body then carries the deoxygenated blood from the body back to the heart. The blood leaves the left ventricle of the heart via an artery called the aorta, it then travels around the whole body where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide at respiring tissues. Deoxygenated blood is transported back to the heart via a vein called the vena cava. 

The pulmonary circuit transports blood between the heart and the lungs. The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs. The blood is oxygenated in the lungs where carbon dioxide is exchanged for oxygen. The pulmonary veins then carries the blood back to the heart to be pumped round the body via the systemic circuit.  

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