Alexander B.

Alexander B.

£22 - £24 /hr

MSci Biochemistry with Professional Placement (Integrated Masters) - Birmingham University

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About me

I am a Biochemistry Masters degree student in my first year at Birmingham University. I absolutely love my subjects. I find it all so fascinating, the constantly changing and evolving world of science. I enjoy it all, from the tiniest of atoms and molecules to the grander effect they have in the form of biological processes and the organisms they make up. I also have a real interest for the world of Economics and though not studying it at university I do find it fascinating and as such very much enjoy teaching/discussing anything to do with it! I am very friendly and love trying to help people understand things by giving them fun ways of learning that are a bit different. I'll use analogies and make comparisons where I think it can aid learning. In a tutor session I will have some questions and activities to help further confidence in the topic and to make sure that everything is definitely understood and that I've done my job well! I've tried and tested revision strategies over the years and while everyone does learn differently I have some good tips. Hopefully they should help your studies, or when it comes to it revision, go as smoothly and as calmly as possible. Together we can get through any problems you might be having. A little bit about me as a person, I'm originally from Bath and I have a few pastimes I really enjoy. These include Mixed Martial Arts, squash, table tennis, football, oh and I like films too! Any problems at all I'm happy to help! See you soon.

I am a Biochemistry Masters degree student in my first year at Birmingham University. I absolutely love my subjects. I find it all so fascinating, the constantly changing and evolving world of science. I enjoy it all, from the tiniest of atoms and molecules to the grander effect they have in the form of biological processes and the organisms they make up. I also have a real interest for the world of Economics and though not studying it at university I do find it fascinating and as such very much enjoy teaching/discussing anything to do with it! I am very friendly and love trying to help people understand things by giving them fun ways of learning that are a bit different. I'll use analogies and make comparisons where I think it can aid learning. In a tutor session I will have some questions and activities to help further confidence in the topic and to make sure that everything is definitely understood and that I've done my job well! I've tried and tested revision strategies over the years and while everyone does learn differently I have some good tips. Hopefully they should help your studies, or when it comes to it revision, go as smoothly and as calmly as possible. Together we can get through any problems you might be having. A little bit about me as a person, I'm originally from Bath and I have a few pastimes I really enjoy. These include Mixed Martial Arts, squash, table tennis, football, oh and I like films too! Any problems at all I'm happy to help! See you soon.

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About my sessions

Every lesson will start with going over the key facts and bits of knowledge for the topic we're looking at. This will be in the style of a few questions to gauge understanding and then some notes, either uploading of a document or dictation.


To gain a proper understanding of anything first you have to know the basic facts, so once the knowledge is there it's time for the next step. To help you properly understand the concepts rather than just remembering them it's good to be able to view your facts in the wider context of the subject. This will enable you to apply your knowledge to any question an examiner could set you, getting these questions right is what separates the B grade students from the A/A* students. I will help you with this by providing any context that might be helpful as well as a multitude of different comparisons and analogies that will hopefully help to make things more clear!


From there we might try doing some more questions to see if you're understanding has improved and what we might still need to work on or go over again. If you've been given questions from school that you'd like help with that's fine too, I am more than happy to go over any and all questions you need help with. Hopefully this will all help to get you to a place where you feel confident in your subjects and ready to take on your exams!

Every lesson will start with going over the key facts and bits of knowledge for the topic we're looking at. This will be in the style of a few questions to gauge understanding and then some notes, either uploading of a document or dictation.


To gain a proper understanding of anything first you have to know the basic facts, so once the knowledge is there it's time for the next step. To help you properly understand the concepts rather than just remembering them it's good to be able to view your facts in the wider context of the subject. This will enable you to apply your knowledge to any question an examiner could set you, getting these questions right is what separates the B grade students from the A/A* students. I will help you with this by providing any context that might be helpful as well as a multitude of different comparisons and analogies that will hopefully help to make things more clear!


From there we might try doing some more questions to see if you're understanding has improved and what we might still need to work on or go over again. If you've been given questions from school that you'd like help with that's fine too, I am more than happy to go over any and all questions you need help with. Hopefully this will all help to get you to a place where you feel confident in your subjects and ready to take on your exams!

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Temi Student Lesson review 14 Jan, 19:00

14 Jan

Well-put together and brilliantly explained.

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Temi Student Lesson review 2 Nov '18, 19:15

2 Nov, 2018

Most definitely the best tutoring session I've had. Wish I could give more than 5 stars. Everything was explained in so much detail. Thank you Alex!

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Charlie Parent from Rainham Lesson review 7 Oct '18, 11:00

7 Oct, 2018

Excellent tutor. Very helpful and explained everything step by step.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
EconomicsA-level (A2)A*
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)OtherA*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£24 /hr
ChemistryA Level£24 /hr
BiologyGCSE£22 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£22 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£24 /hr

Questions Alexander has answered

How do london forces work?

London forces work because electrons can be in any position in its orbital at any one time time. In a given moment there could be more electrons one one side of a bond than another, thus creating an instantaneous dipole. This instantaneous dipole therefore causes electrons to shift in nearby orbitals, thus creating another region of differing charge. Therefore, there is another induced dipole. The attraction between these dipoles is known as London forces.London forces work because electrons can be in any position in its orbital at any one time time. In a given moment there could be more electrons one one side of a bond than another, thus creating an instantaneous dipole. This instantaneous dipole therefore causes electrons to shift in nearby orbitals, thus creating another region of differing charge. Therefore, there is another induced dipole. The attraction between these dipoles is known as London forces.

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what are the adaptations of a neuron to make it transmit signals faster?

A typical motor neuron is adapted in a few key ways to make it transmit its signal faster. For one, some neurons are myelinated, this allows the signal, or depolarised region, to jump from one Node of Ranvir to another rather than having to travel across the whole neuron, thus increasing transmission speed. Moreover, the diameter of a neuron has a part to play in the speed of impulse transmission. A wider diameter will mean that there is a greater area for more NA+/k+ pumps, which are what are used to cause the action potential. Furthermore, there is less leakage from a larger axon and there is less resistance so a better conductance of the impulse. Then there's also temperature which is another factor. The higher the temperature the faster the impulse is transmitted because particles have a higher kinetic energy so the region of depolarisation travels faster.A typical motor neuron is adapted in a few key ways to make it transmit its signal faster. For one, some neurons are myelinated, this allows the signal, or depolarised region, to jump from one Node of Ranvir to another rather than having to travel across the whole neuron, thus increasing transmission speed. Moreover, the diameter of a neuron has a part to play in the speed of impulse transmission. A wider diameter will mean that there is a greater area for more NA+/k+ pumps, which are what are used to cause the action potential. Furthermore, there is less leakage from a larger axon and there is less resistance so a better conductance of the impulse. Then there's also temperature which is another factor. The higher the temperature the faster the impulse is transmitted because particles have a higher kinetic energy so the region of depolarisation travels faster.

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4 months ago

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What is the AD equation?

The components of Aggregate Demand are Consumption, Investment, Government Spending, Exports, and Imports. These all go together to form the equation:AD= C+I+G+(X-M) Where C = consumption I = investment G = government spending X = Exports M = ImportsThe components of Aggregate Demand are Consumption, Investment, Government Spending, Exports, and Imports. These all go together to form the equation:AD= C+I+G+(X-M) Where C = consumption I = investment G = government spending X = Exports M = Imports

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4 months ago

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