Emily W.

Emily W.

£18 - £25 /hr

MB ChB Medicine (A100) (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me

Hello! My name's Emily and I'm a medical student at the University of Bristol. The reason I chose to do medicine is because I wanted to find a degree which enabled me to combine my passion for science, with my desire to help others. Having done a lot of volunteering and charity work, I know how rewarding it is to be able to make even a small difference to someone’s life. Apart from my love for science, I decided to start tutoring because I really enjoy teaching younger students, and watching their confidence grow as they begin to understand a subject. I think that tutoring can be extremely beneficial to students when they are unsure about a certain subject, because it provides them with that individualized attention that is difficult to obtain in a crowded classroom. As well as this, as a tutor, I can adapt the sessions to suit each student’s needs and individual learning style, in order to maximize their understanding. I'm friendly, patient, and easily approachable. I think encouraging students to ask any questions they may have is really important for good understanding, and I also believe that asking the student questions plays a key role in consolidation of knowledge. Aside from academics, I'm part of the athletics and cross-country club, and the hockey club at my university. I really enjoy doing sport and getting outside, and I think it’s really beneficial for learning.

Hello! My name's Emily and I'm a medical student at the University of Bristol. The reason I chose to do medicine is because I wanted to find a degree which enabled me to combine my passion for science, with my desire to help others. Having done a lot of volunteering and charity work, I know how rewarding it is to be able to make even a small difference to someone’s life. Apart from my love for science, I decided to start tutoring because I really enjoy teaching younger students, and watching their confidence grow as they begin to understand a subject. I think that tutoring can be extremely beneficial to students when they are unsure about a certain subject, because it provides them with that individualized attention that is difficult to obtain in a crowded classroom. As well as this, as a tutor, I can adapt the sessions to suit each student’s needs and individual learning style, in order to maximize their understanding. I'm friendly, patient, and easily approachable. I think encouraging students to ask any questions they may have is really important for good understanding, and I also believe that asking the student questions plays a key role in consolidation of knowledge. Aside from academics, I'm part of the athletics and cross-country club, and the hockey club at my university. I really enjoy doing sport and getting outside, and I think it’s really beneficial for learning.

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About my sessions

Before each lesson, I will ask the student if there's anything they want to focus on/achieve. Taking this on board, I will draft out an outline of how to structure the session; although I don't believe in sticking too rigidly to timings, as what is most important is that the student achieves understanding. To facilitate this, I think that it's essential for the student to take an active role in the lesson, and so I will make sure my lessons are interactive and as exciting and stimulating as possible, to ensure that the student stays focused and interested. Drawing pictures and using mind maps can be particular helpful, to provide a visual representation of key ideas and sub-ideas, and thus help with memory retention, and encourage the student to connect together the different things they've learnt. Asking questions is also very important. I'll encourage the student to question anything they are unsure about, and will ask them regular questions to check their understanding. I will also provide them with links to websites and quizzes which will enable them to reinforce their understanding of the concepts learnt during the lesson. Finally, I will make sure my lessons are adapted appropriately to each student's learning style, and I will remain flexible by changing what I'm doing if it's not effective. After all, what works for one person might not work for another, and I believe that giving each student that tailored, one-to-one attention is key for successful learning.

Before each lesson, I will ask the student if there's anything they want to focus on/achieve. Taking this on board, I will draft out an outline of how to structure the session; although I don't believe in sticking too rigidly to timings, as what is most important is that the student achieves understanding. To facilitate this, I think that it's essential for the student to take an active role in the lesson, and so I will make sure my lessons are interactive and as exciting and stimulating as possible, to ensure that the student stays focused and interested. Drawing pictures and using mind maps can be particular helpful, to provide a visual representation of key ideas and sub-ideas, and thus help with memory retention, and encourage the student to connect together the different things they've learnt. Asking questions is also very important. I'll encourage the student to question anything they are unsure about, and will ask them regular questions to check their understanding. I will also provide them with links to websites and quizzes which will enable them to reinforce their understanding of the concepts learnt during the lesson. Finally, I will make sure my lessons are adapted appropriately to each student's learning style, and I will remain flexible by changing what I'm doing if it's not effective. After all, what works for one person might not work for another, and I believe that giving each student that tailored, one-to-one attention is key for successful learning.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
MathsA-level (A2)A
SpanishA-level (A2)A*
UKCATUni admission test700

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£20 /hr
ChemistryA Level£20 /hr
BiologyGCSE£18 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£18 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishGCSE£18 /hr
Medical School PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)University£25 /hr
UCATUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Emily has answered

Explain what is meant by optical isomerism.

Stereoisomers are molecules that have the same structural formula, but a different arrangement of the atoms in space.Optical isomers are a type of stereoisomers where the two molecules have non-superimposable mirror images.This means that you couldn't slide one molecule exactly over the other because something would always be pointing in the wrong direction. Like putting your hands over each other. There is no way that if you can rotate them so that they align with each other, and look exactly the same. Stereoisomers arise when the central carbon atom is joined to 4 different groups. E.g. 2 hydoxypropanoic acid (draw it).When there are 4 different groups attached, there is no symmetry anywhere in the molecule. A molecule which has no plane of symmetry is described as chiral. And the central carbon which causes this lack of symmetry is called the chiral centre (and is usually labelled with a little star). A molecule with a plane of symmetry is described as achiral.Only chiral molecules have optical isomers. The two isomers are known as enantiomers.Enantiomers have different effects on plane polarised light, hence why it is optical isomerism. A solution of one enatiomer rotates the plane of polarised light in a clockwise direction, and a solution of the other enatiomer rotates the plane of polarisation in an anticlockwise direction. Stereoisomers are molecules that have the same structural formula, but a different arrangement of the atoms in space.Optical isomers are a type of stereoisomers where the two molecules have non-superimposable mirror images.This means that you couldn't slide one molecule exactly over the other because something would always be pointing in the wrong direction. Like putting your hands over each other. There is no way that if you can rotate them so that they align with each other, and look exactly the same. Stereoisomers arise when the central carbon atom is joined to 4 different groups. E.g. 2 hydoxypropanoic acid (draw it).When there are 4 different groups attached, there is no symmetry anywhere in the molecule. A molecule which has no plane of symmetry is described as chiral. And the central carbon which causes this lack of symmetry is called the chiral centre (and is usually labelled with a little star). A molecule with a plane of symmetry is described as achiral.Only chiral molecules have optical isomers. The two isomers are known as enantiomers.Enantiomers have different effects on plane polarised light, hence why it is optical isomerism. A solution of one enatiomer rotates the plane of polarised light in a clockwise direction, and a solution of the other enatiomer rotates the plane of polarisation in an anticlockwise direction.

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