Tom J.

Tom J.

£20 - £25 /hr

Medicine (Foundation) - Imperial College London University

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About me

Hello! My name is Tom and I am currently a first year medical student at imperial college London. With my very recent experiences of having gone through what you may be experiencing now, I understand many of the difficulties you may encounter throughout your school life, whether it be to do with exams, university application or general wellbeing such as stress and time management.

Having worked successfully with students of hugely varying ages (from primary up to 6th form) in my previous volunteering experiences, combined with my interest in these subjects and my consistently high results to back this up, I wish to pass on my knowledge and the lessons I’ve learned from it to hopefully make the whole process a lot smoother for you.


So if you are interested in what I have to offer, or just want to find out a little bit more, feel free to get in touch with me and we can work together to discuss what will be best for you!

Hello! My name is Tom and I am currently a first year medical student at imperial college London. With my very recent experiences of having gone through what you may be experiencing now, I understand many of the difficulties you may encounter throughout your school life, whether it be to do with exams, university application or general wellbeing such as stress and time management.

Having worked successfully with students of hugely varying ages (from primary up to 6th form) in my previous volunteering experiences, combined with my interest in these subjects and my consistently high results to back this up, I wish to pass on my knowledge and the lessons I’ve learned from it to hopefully make the whole process a lot smoother for you.


So if you are interested in what I have to offer, or just want to find out a little bit more, feel free to get in touch with me and we can work together to discuss what will be best for you!

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About my sessions

I hope to mainly focus on improving your both general and in depth understanding of the topics, so I like starting my sessions by finding out specifically what you are good or not so good at, which will help both of us plan and make the most efficient use of our sessions. If you are preparing for exams or university applications, I will also assist you with more specific tips and my personal experiences.


The main aim of my sessions will be to make it as personalised as possible to you, which is something that is unfortunately nearly impossible in your normal lessons. This can be through going through confusing concepts, difficult exam questions or doing more broad revision. You are also always welcome to come up with your own suggestions about what you think will work best for you and ask any many questions as you need to fully understand something!


Finally (I realise this may not be for everyone), for anyone interested I am also happy to advice on some of the more advanced learning techniques (beyond just rote learning and mind maps) I have always used consistently to help free up time whilst still performing exceedingly well academically.

I hope to mainly focus on improving your both general and in depth understanding of the topics, so I like starting my sessions by finding out specifically what you are good or not so good at, which will help both of us plan and make the most efficient use of our sessions. If you are preparing for exams or university applications, I will also assist you with more specific tips and my personal experiences.


The main aim of my sessions will be to make it as personalised as possible to you, which is something that is unfortunately nearly impossible in your normal lessons. This can be through going through confusing concepts, difficult exam questions or doing more broad revision. You are also always welcome to come up with your own suggestions about what you think will work best for you and ask any many questions as you need to fully understand something!


Finally (I realise this may not be for everyone), for anyone interested I am also happy to advice on some of the more advanced learning techniques (beyond just rote learning and mind maps) I have always used consistently to help free up time whilst still performing exceedingly well academically.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
MathsA-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A*
Extended Project QualificationA-level (AS)A*
MandarinA-level (AS)A
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)Uni admission test7, 6.8, 2.5
UKCATUni admission test762.5
Senior Biology OlympiadOtherTOP 16 IN UK

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£22 /hr
ChemistryA Level£22 /hr
BiologyGCSE£20 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
Mandarin13 Plus£20 /hr
Maths13 Plus£20 /hr
Maths11 Plus£20 /hr
Medical School PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£22 /hr
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)University£25 /hr
UCATUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Tom has answered

Describe how the action potential is generated along a neurone

Opening of gated sodium ion channels causes sodium ion influx into the neurone causing an increase in membrane potential, if this reaches the threshold level which is around -40mV voltage gated sodium ion channels open it causes further sodium influx into the neurone triggering depolarisation through positive feedback until the membrane reaches a potential difference of around +30mV. Voltage gated potassium ion channels are slower to open, and allow efflux of potassium ions out of the neurone, repolarising the membrane through negative feedback. Slight period of overshoot where membrane potential is lower than RMP (-70mV) known as hyperpolarisation to ensure potential conduction is unidirectional. Restored back to RMP using sodium potassium ATPase and maintained until the next action potential is generated.Opening of gated sodium ion channels causes sodium ion influx into the neurone causing an increase in membrane potential, if this reaches the threshold level which is around -40mV voltage gated sodium ion channels open it causes further sodium influx into the neurone triggering depolarisation through positive feedback until the membrane reaches a potential difference of around +30mV. Voltage gated potassium ion channels are slower to open, and allow efflux of potassium ions out of the neurone, repolarising the membrane through negative feedback. Slight period of overshoot where membrane potential is lower than RMP (-70mV) known as hyperpolarisation to ensure potential conduction is unidirectional. Restored back to RMP using sodium potassium ATPase and maintained until the next action potential is generated.

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