Elliot T.

Elliot T.

£30 - £32 /hr

Medicine (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

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About me

Hi there! My name is Elliot and I'm a 3rd year medical student at the University of Nottingham!


During my first three years of medical school I have had an amazing time, both due to the the course being highly interesting, as well as the new people I've met - whether friends or patients. From a young age I have had a passion for science and so I thoroughly enjoy learning all about the workings of the body, the chemistry of different drugs etc. as part of my course.


Over the course of my GCSEs and A levels, I came to appreciate how important a sound understanding of your subject is: not only is it essential to know the basics in order to pass, but getting down every bit of relevant knowledge you have can make the difference between a good mark and an excellent mark. This is something I aim to bring to my tutoring sessions - not only will I ensure you have the core knowledge in order to pass, but I will help you develop your knowledge in your subject so you can do the absolute best you can!


From personal experience, I know how challenging applying to medical school can be. With application being more competitive than ever, it is essential your personal statement, interview performance and entry exam grade are as good as they can possibly be. I will help prospective applicants in all of these areas, using knowledge I have learnt from applying myself.

Hi there! My name is Elliot and I'm a 3rd year medical student at the University of Nottingham!


During my first three years of medical school I have had an amazing time, both due to the the course being highly interesting, as well as the new people I've met - whether friends or patients. From a young age I have had a passion for science and so I thoroughly enjoy learning all about the workings of the body, the chemistry of different drugs etc. as part of my course.


Over the course of my GCSEs and A levels, I came to appreciate how important a sound understanding of your subject is: not only is it essential to know the basics in order to pass, but getting down every bit of relevant knowledge you have can make the difference between a good mark and an excellent mark. This is something I aim to bring to my tutoring sessions - not only will I ensure you have the core knowledge in order to pass, but I will help you develop your knowledge in your subject so you can do the absolute best you can!


From personal experience, I know how challenging applying to medical school can be. With application being more competitive than ever, it is essential your personal statement, interview performance and entry exam grade are as good as they can possibly be. I will help prospective applicants in all of these areas, using knowledge I have learnt from applying myself.

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About my sessions

At our first session together I will note down the areas of your subject that you'd like to go over, which areas you feel you aren't as strong on as others and what your goals are.

Once we have established which topics you need to go over, I will teach you the topic from scratch - starting with the basic concepts and then building on these.

After we feel you have a good grasp of the topic, I will provide you with questions to attempt yourself, after previously having gone over a few questions together as part of your learning. We will then go through the answer together, and any remaining gaps in your knowledge will be filled.

I will make my sessions as enjoyable as possible and will aid learning by drawing diagrams etc. where appropriate.


For those applying to university, we will go through the best ways to structure your personal statement and the essential things to include. I will teach you the knowledge for the UKCAT in a similar way as described above, including tips and tricks to ensure your grade is as high as possible! For interviews, we will go through how best to conduct a medical school interview, potential questions that may come up and the best way to answer these. I shall also provide mock medical school interviews to ensure you are fully prepared!

At our first session together I will note down the areas of your subject that you'd like to go over, which areas you feel you aren't as strong on as others and what your goals are.

Once we have established which topics you need to go over, I will teach you the topic from scratch - starting with the basic concepts and then building on these.

After we feel you have a good grasp of the topic, I will provide you with questions to attempt yourself, after previously having gone over a few questions together as part of your learning. We will then go through the answer together, and any remaining gaps in your knowledge will be filled.

I will make my sessions as enjoyable as possible and will aid learning by drawing diagrams etc. where appropriate.


For those applying to university, we will go through the best ways to structure your personal statement and the essential things to include. I will teach you the knowledge for the UKCAT in a similar way as described above, including tips and tricks to ensure your grade is as high as possible! For interviews, we will go through how best to conduct a medical school interview, potential questions that may come up and the best way to answer these. I shall also provide mock medical school interviews to ensure you are fully prepared!

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A great teacher is positive Passion to inspire Urge to help Right attitude Great relationship with the student And Elliot does have all of it. Thank you

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A
Modern HistoryA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
MathsA-level (A2)A
Critical ThinkingA-level (A2)A
EPQA-level (A2)A*
UKCATUni admission test635 MEAN SCORE, BAND 1
GCSE BiologyOtherA*
GCSE PhysicsOtherA*
GCSE ChemistryOtherA
GCSE English Lang.OtherA*
GCSE REOtherA*
GCSE HistoryOtherA*
GCSE GeographyOtherA*
GCSE PEOtherA
GCSE FrenchOtherA
CN ICTOtherDIST*
GCSE English LitOtherA
GCSE MathsOtherA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
BiologyA Level£32 /hr
BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£30 /hr
Medical School PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£32 /hr
UCATUniversity£32 /hr

Questions Elliot has answered

Define the term 'water potential' and describe the difference between isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic solutions. Suggest the different effects on cells placed in the different solutions.

Water potential basically means how likely it is for water molecules to diffuse out of or into a solution.Pure water (i.e. water with no solutes) has a water potential value of 0.As you add solutes (i.e. sugar or salt) to water, the water potential value is lowered. This therefore means that the water potential value for any solution is always negative (as the value is lowered from the starting value of 0).So, the more solutes there are dissolved in water, the lower (or more negative) the water potential value is.HIGHER CONCENTRATION OF SOLUTES IN WATER = MORE NEGATIVE WATER POTENTIAL VALUE.The term 'isotonic' is where two solutions have the same water potential value. Placing cells in an isotonic solution will not have an effect on the cells - the cells will neither lose nor gain water as the cells have the same water potential value as the solution.The term 'hypertonic' is where a solution has a lower water potential value than the cells - it has a higher concentration of solutes. Water will therefore diffuse out of the cells via osmosis. This can cause cells to shrink. In plant cells, it causes something called plasmolysis to occur where the loss of water from the cell causes the cytoplasm to come away from the cell wall.The term 'hypotonic' is where a solution has a higher water potential value than the cells - it has a lower concentration of solutes. Water will therefore diffuse into cells via osmosis. This causes the cells to swell and if they swell too much they can burst - cytolysis. Plant cells have a strong cell wall, which prevents them from bursting so when they swell, the cells become rigid instead.Water potential basically means how likely it is for water molecules to diffuse out of or into a solution.Pure water (i.e. water with no solutes) has a water potential value of 0.As you add solutes (i.e. sugar or salt) to water, the water potential value is lowered. This therefore means that the water potential value for any solution is always negative (as the value is lowered from the starting value of 0).So, the more solutes there are dissolved in water, the lower (or more negative) the water potential value is.HIGHER CONCENTRATION OF SOLUTES IN WATER = MORE NEGATIVE WATER POTENTIAL VALUE.The term 'isotonic' is where two solutions have the same water potential value. Placing cells in an isotonic solution will not have an effect on the cells - the cells will neither lose nor gain water as the cells have the same water potential value as the solution.The term 'hypertonic' is where a solution has a lower water potential value than the cells - it has a higher concentration of solutes. Water will therefore diffuse out of the cells via osmosis. This can cause cells to shrink. In plant cells, it causes something called plasmolysis to occur where the loss of water from the cell causes the cytoplasm to come away from the cell wall.The term 'hypotonic' is where a solution has a higher water potential value than the cells - it has a lower concentration of solutes. Water will therefore diffuse into cells via osmosis. This causes the cells to swell and if they swell too much they can burst - cytolysis. Plant cells have a strong cell wall, which prevents them from bursting so when they swell, the cells become rigid instead.

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