Alexander B.

Alexander B.

£24 - £28 /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 am very friendly and love trying to help people understand things by giving them fun ways of learning that are a bit different. I have attended a TeachFirst two day training programme to enhance my teaching skills. 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 am very friendly and love trying to help people understand things by giving them fun ways of learning that are a bit different. I have attended a TeachFirst two day training programme to enhance my teaching skills. 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

Each session will be tailored specifically to you, the student, to make sure that you can get the most out of the tutoring. I believe one of the greatest problems with teachers today is 'one size fits all' teaching. This is where teachers assume that just because they, or the majority of people, understand something one way that means everyone will. This is just not true and I recognise that. I will work with you to make sure we find a way that helps you to understand! Therefore my sessions, as well as some of the quirky ways to understand things I've come up with, are unique. Every lesson will have a similar basic structure, starting with going over the key facts and bits of knowledge for the topic we're looking at. To help you properly understand the concepts 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 a multitude of different comparisons and analogies that will hopefully help to make things more clear! If you've been given questions from school that you'd like help with that's great, I am very happy to go over any and all questions you need help with. Hopefully this will all get you to a place where you feel confident in your subjects and ready to take on your exams!

Each session will be tailored specifically to you, the student, to make sure that you can get the most out of the tutoring. I believe one of the greatest problems with teachers today is 'one size fits all' teaching. This is where teachers assume that just because they, or the majority of people, understand something one way that means everyone will. This is just not true and I recognise that. I will work with you to make sure we find a way that helps you to understand! Therefore my sessions, as well as some of the quirky ways to understand things I've come up with, are unique. Every lesson will have a similar basic structure, starting with going over the key facts and bits of knowledge for the topic we're looking at. To help you properly understand the concepts 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 a multitude of different comparisons and analogies that will hopefully help to make things more clear! If you've been given questions from school that you'd like help with that's great, I am very happy to go over any and all questions you need help with. Hopefully this will all get you to a place where you feel confident in your subjects and ready to take on your exams!

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23 Jan

Alexander is an amazing tutor.

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14 Jan

Well-put together and brilliantly explained.

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Temi Student

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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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

SubjectQualificationPrice
BiologyA Level£28 /hr
ChemistryA Level£28 /hr
BiologyGCSE£24 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£24 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£28 /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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6 months ago

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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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6 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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6 months ago

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