Daniel H.

Daniel H.

£18 - £25 /hr

Biochemistry (Bachelors) - University College London University

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About me

I have 6 years of experience tutoring in a range of settings. I first developed an enthusiasm for teaching others as a sixth form student, coaching year 11 students through Maths GCSE. After completing my A-Levels I worked for a year as a teaching assistant at an East London academy that specialised in science, where I carried out one-to-one tuition for GCSE Sciences, Maths and English and also lead small group work for these subjects. In this placement I discovered a passion for helping others to learn and succeed academically. I developed teaching techniques that were both engaging and efficient, helping to develop enthusiasm and confidence in these young minds. I was able to continue teaching once I reached university to study Biochemistry – I was part of a mentoring programme for younger students, helping to coach them through their own first and second year Biochemistry studies. Throughout this time, I have also successfully completed several private tutoring placements in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at both GCSE and A-Level, in which I have been able to put into practice the techniques I have learned through my academic experience and training as a teaching assistant. The three subjects I tutor are of great importance, giving young people a better understanding of our world and opening doors to future careers and opportunities. With my tuition I will help students put themselves in the best position for further study and both academic and personal success.

I have 6 years of experience tutoring in a range of settings. I first developed an enthusiasm for teaching others as a sixth form student, coaching year 11 students through Maths GCSE. After completing my A-Levels I worked for a year as a teaching assistant at an East London academy that specialised in science, where I carried out one-to-one tuition for GCSE Sciences, Maths and English and also lead small group work for these subjects. In this placement I discovered a passion for helping others to learn and succeed academically. I developed teaching techniques that were both engaging and efficient, helping to develop enthusiasm and confidence in these young minds. I was able to continue teaching once I reached university to study Biochemistry – I was part of a mentoring programme for younger students, helping to coach them through their own first and second year Biochemistry studies. Throughout this time, I have also successfully completed several private tutoring placements in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at both GCSE and A-Level, in which I have been able to put into practice the techniques I have learned through my academic experience and training as a teaching assistant. The three subjects I tutor are of great importance, giving young people a better understanding of our world and opening doors to future careers and opportunities. With my tuition I will help students put themselves in the best position for further study and both academic and personal success.

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About my sessions

Whilst my sessions are exam-focused I also aim to demonstrate how interesting and exciting Biology, Chemistry and Maths can be, and share my passion for these subjects. My tutoring style follows simple, yet effective methods developed over my many years of experience in this field. In advance of each session I discuss with the student which topic(s) they wish to go over. I then prepare work to go through, including exam-style questions that we will tackle together. As lessons progress and the student develops their confidence and competence they will start to take the lead on answering these questions, so that they can independently handle any level of question by the time of the exam. I also invite students to bring questions of their own to the lesson, whether these are from homework they have been set, or ideally past paper questions that they have attempted. Drawing on my experience both sitting and tutoring in these subjects I will then offer guidance on how to score the top marks on these questions with minimal stress. I like to emphasise to my students that whatever effort we put into the hour-long sessions should only be the tip of the iceberg. If they are to succeed in these subjects at either GCSE or A-Level, significant effort must be put in in their own time. With this in mind I will also share with students my tried and tested methods for revision as well as memory improvement techniques that I have honed studying a content-heavy science degree.

Whilst my sessions are exam-focused I also aim to demonstrate how interesting and exciting Biology, Chemistry and Maths can be, and share my passion for these subjects. My tutoring style follows simple, yet effective methods developed over my many years of experience in this field. In advance of each session I discuss with the student which topic(s) they wish to go over. I then prepare work to go through, including exam-style questions that we will tackle together. As lessons progress and the student develops their confidence and competence they will start to take the lead on answering these questions, so that they can independently handle any level of question by the time of the exam. I also invite students to bring questions of their own to the lesson, whether these are from homework they have been set, or ideally past paper questions that they have attempted. Drawing on my experience both sitting and tutoring in these subjects I will then offer guidance on how to score the top marks on these questions with minimal stress. I like to emphasise to my students that whatever effort we put into the hour-long sessions should only be the tip of the iceberg. If they are to succeed in these subjects at either GCSE or A-Level, significant effort must be put in in their own time. With this in mind I will also share with students my tried and tested methods for revision as well as memory improvement techniques that I have honed studying a content-heavy science degree.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
MathematicsA-level (A2)A
Biochemistry BScDegree (Bachelors)FIRST CLASS HONOURS

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£20 /hr
ChemistryA Level£20 /hr
BiologyGCSE£18 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£18 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
UKCATUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Daniel has answered

Describe the process of oxidative phosphorylation.

Oxidative phosphorylation takes place across the inner mitochondrial membrane, involving the transfer of electrons across the electron transport chain (ETC), and build-up of a proton gradient in the inter-membrane space, which acts as a source of potential energy for the synthesis of ATP. Electrons and protons are delivered from the previous stages of respiration (glycolysis, link reaction and Krebs cycle) in the form of reduced coenzyme NAD (NADH2). The inner membrane contains numerous electron carrier complexes that make up the ETC: the first electron carrier – complex I (NADH-coenzyme Q oxidoreductase) accepts 2 electrons and they are passed sequentially to complexes II, III and IV. At complex IV (cytochrome c oxidase) the electrons are transferred to oxygen, the final electron acceptor. As electrons are passed along the ETC, energy generated is used by coenzymes (associated with complexes I, III and IV) to pump protons across the membrane from matrix side into the inter-membrane space. Protons cannot freely travel back across the membrane, so their concentration builds up in the inter-membrane space. A proton gradient develops across inner membrane (as well as a pH gradient and electrochemical gradient) because there is a higher concentration of protons on one side compared to the other. ATP synthase (‘complex V’) is the only avenue that enables protons to diffuse down their concentration gradient back across to matrix side. This flow of protons / hydrogen ions (H+) is called chemiosmosis. The movement of protons (proton motive force) through the ATP synthase channel causes conformational (shape) change to the ATP synthase enzyme which allows the binding of ATP and inorganic phosphate to form the product, ATP. ATP synthesis occurs in 3 stages: the ATP synthase axle (stalk) rotates the headpiece; ADP and inorganic phosphate (Pi) join to form ATP; a conformational change rotates that section of the headpiece, releasing ATP. Protons that have returned to the matrix side join ETC electrons in the reduction of oxygen to water, a byproduct of oxidative phosphorylation. This helps maintain the proton gradient.Oxidative phosphorylation takes place across the inner mitochondrial membrane, involving the transfer of electrons across the electron transport chain (ETC), and build-up of a proton gradient in the inter-membrane space, which acts as a source of potential energy for the synthesis of ATP. Electrons and protons are delivered from the previous stages of respiration (glycolysis, link reaction and Krebs cycle) in the form of reduced coenzyme NAD (NADH2). The inner membrane contains numerous electron carrier complexes that make up the ETC: the first electron carrier – complex I (NADH-coenzyme Q oxidoreductase) accepts 2 electrons and they are passed sequentially to complexes II, III and IV. At complex IV (cytochrome c oxidase) the electrons are transferred to oxygen, the final electron acceptor. As electrons are passed along the ETC, energy generated is used by coenzymes (associated with complexes I, III and IV) to pump protons across the membrane from matrix side into the inter-membrane space. Protons cannot freely travel back across the membrane, so their concentration builds up in the inter-membrane space. A proton gradient develops across inner membrane (as well as a pH gradient and electrochemical gradient) because there is a higher concentration of protons on one side compared to the other. ATP synthase (‘complex V’) is the only avenue that enables protons to diffuse down their concentration gradient back across to matrix side. This flow of protons / hydrogen ions (H+) is called chemiosmosis. The movement of protons (proton motive force) through the ATP synthase channel causes conformational (shape) change to the ATP synthase enzyme which allows the binding of ATP and inorganic phosphate to form the product, ATP. ATP synthesis occurs in 3 stages: the ATP synthase axle (stalk) rotates the headpiece; ADP and inorganic phosphate (Pi) join to form ATP; a conformational change rotates that section of the headpiece, releasing ATP. Protons that have returned to the matrix side join ETC electrons in the reduction of oxygen to water, a byproduct of oxidative phosphorylation. This helps maintain the proton gradient.

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