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Degree: Biomedical Science (Bachelors) - Oxford, Oriel College University
As a biomedical science student at Oxford University, I am offer strong and knowledgeable support for biology, chemistry and maths from GCSE upwards. What makes me the right tutor for you? Here are a few of my personal qualities that I believe demonstrate my tutoring skills:
1) I am passionate about my subject and about education:
I love learning. I get butterflies in my stomach sitting in lectures and tutorials discussing the topics I love. In the same way, I love teaching and grasp the opportunity to pass what I know to others with similar interests.
2) I have experience
I have one to one tutoring experience with younger students in maths and English. Additionally, I can adapt my teaching skills as required to suit the student as shown presenting my research project at the Big Bang fair in London having gotten through to the final. I was praised for my ability to interact with audiences from primary school students to university professors.
3) I have the ability and the knowledge
It's clearly essential to know what you are talking about when tutoring. My high grades in A level maths, biology and chemistry (A*) and the awards for highest achiever in biology in chemistry recognise that this is the case. Additionally, grade A in French A level and in Ethics AS level show that I am able to apply myself to other areas and manage a high work load.
What's on offer?
I offer high quality online tutoring in biology, chemistry and maths at GCSE and A level. Lessons will aim to engage students including video and audio where possible to aid interaction. I can adapt to student requirements by altering the length and format of tutorials to suit. Some examples of lesson format include:
- Interactive white board work
- Presentation style teaching
- Working through past papers and sheets
- Question and answer sessions
- Revision sessions
I believe that to make lessons as effective as possible, it is important to outline the aims and key points at the beginning and provide a written summary at the end to aid students when looking over notes.
I am also keen to help with university applications and personal statements having had experience of the application process at Oxford and other universities.
|Biology||A Level||£24 /hr|
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|Maths||A Level||£24 /hr|
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At turning points, the gradient is 0. Differentiating an equation gives the gradient at a certain point with a given value of x. To find turning points, find values of x where the derivative is 0.
Thus, there is on turning point when x=5/2. To find y, substitute the x value into the original formula.
Thus, turning point at (5/2,99/4).
Once turning point is identified, you can work out if it is a maximum or minimum by finding d2y/dx2.
d2y/dx2<0 - maximum
d2y/dx2.>0 - minimum
Thus for our example above
d2y/dx2=2 - minimumsee more
A quadratic equation is one that includes x2 as the highest power of x. Factorising is achieved in 3 steps. Let’s consider the example x2-3x-3=1
1) Put the equation into the form ax2+bx+c=0
We need two numbers that
- add together to get -3
- Multiply together to get -4
-4x1=-4 and -4+1=-3
Thus, factorising gives (x-4)(x+1)=0
3) Solve the equation!
If two numbers are multiplied together to give 0, one of them must be 0. Thus:
x-4=0 and x=4
x+1=0 and x=-1
The equation has been solved
- This technique can be applied to finding the points of intersection on the x axis for a quadratic graph. For example, y=x2-3x-4. At the x axis, y=0 so you can work out x as above.
- Harder quadratic equations can also be solved by factorising. For example when a isn't 1.
2x2 + 7x + 3=0
Find two numbers that multiply to give 2x3 (6) and add to give 7. In this case, 6 and 1.
Split 7x into 6x +x
2x2 + 6x+x + 3=0
Factorise each part by taking out a common factor.
2x(x+3)+1(x + 3)=0
The sames as
thus x = -1/2 or x=-3
1. Solve by factorising
x2 + 6x + 8=0
x2 – 8x + 16 = 0
2. Find the points of intersection with the x axis for
y=x2 – 14x + 48
and sketch this functionsee more
Meiosis produces 4 haploid daughter cells and is essential for forming gametes that contain one copy of each chromosome. Meiosis allows genetic diversity which gives rise to new combinations of genetic alleles so that offspring have varied phenotypes and natural selection occurs.
Genetic diversity is achieved by 3 main mechanisms:
1) Random chromatid assortment
When paired homologous chromosomes line up on the equator in metaphase 1, paternal and maternal chromatids are assigned to either cell randomly. Thus, each cell receives a random combination of maternal or paternal chromosomes.
2) Crossing over
In order to keep homologous chromosomes paired, chiasmata form in which complementary sections of homologous chromosome cross over thus exchanging genetic material. This creates new allele combinations on the same chromosome. The further the genes are from the centre of the chromosome, the easier crossing over is and the more frequent recombination.
3) Random fertilisation
Any sperm can fertilise any ovum and thus again, a random combination of homologous chromosomes is produced in the zygote adding to genetic diversity.see more