Alexis B. IB Biology tutor, GCSE Maths tutor, IB Maths tutor, GCSE Bi...

Alexis B.

£24 - £26 /hr

Studying: Biomedical science (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi there, my name's Alexis and I study Biomedical Science at Durham University. I really enjoy my subject and love the practical applications it has in society. My main aim is to help all my students enjoy their subjects a little more and to try and inspire enthusiasm, as I truly believe it makes learning so much easier.

I did the IB in sixth form so I have a lot of knowledge in everything IB related. I understand how daunting and scary it can be, or any form of education for that matter. I have had many years experience tutoring, over a variety of subjects and it is something I really enjoy. I have spent three years tutoring particularly in Biology and Maths, but I do have knowledge of many other areas as well, including areas specific to the IB. 

I use a variety of techniques to teach, however I will always try to tailor the sessions to the individual and find out how you learn best. My main aim is to make the sessions a relaxed and comfortable environment where you aren't afraid to ask questions. 

If you think I could be the right tutor for you, or have questions, please feel free to send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor' session and I hope I can help you with whatever problems you are facing.

Hi there, my name's Alexis and I study Biomedical Science at Durham University. I really enjoy my subject and love the practical applications it has in society. My main aim is to help all my students enjoy their subjects a little more and to try and inspire enthusiasm, as I truly believe it makes learning so much easier.

I did the IB in sixth form so I have a lot of knowledge in everything IB related. I understand how daunting and scary it can be, or any form of education for that matter. I have had many years experience tutoring, over a variety of subjects and it is something I really enjoy. I have spent three years tutoring particularly in Biology and Maths, but I do have knowledge of many other areas as well, including areas specific to the IB. 

I use a variety of techniques to teach, however I will always try to tailor the sessions to the individual and find out how you learn best. My main aim is to make the sessions a relaxed and comfortable environment where you aren't afraid to ask questions. 

If you think I could be the right tutor for you, or have questions, please feel free to send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor' session and I hope I can help you with whatever problems you are facing.

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About my sessions

Each of my students require something different, therefore my sessions vary depending on their needs. I like to get to know each student and their styles of learning in order to create the most effective and enjoyable tutorials for them. Structure of tutorials also vary depending on the subject. I find that maths is best taught with past papers, and when holes in knowledge appear that is when I will then go into more depth and really iron out the issue. Comparitively, I prefer to cover basic content in biology before tackling past papers. Essentially though, I will listen to my students and deliver the tutorials in the best way for them.

My aim is to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible, whilst getting across the main points and concepts. I want you to actually know the subject, and have a good understanding, rather than just learning facts to regurgitate in an exam. I really believe that once a topic is truly understood it makes everything else so much easier.

Each of my students require something different, therefore my sessions vary depending on their needs. I like to get to know each student and their styles of learning in order to create the most effective and enjoyable tutorials for them. Structure of tutorials also vary depending on the subject. I find that maths is best taught with past papers, and when holes in knowledge appear that is when I will then go into more depth and really iron out the issue. Comparitively, I prefer to cover basic content in biology before tackling past papers. Essentially though, I will listen to my students and deliver the tutorials in the best way for them.

My aim is to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible, whilst getting across the main points and concepts. I want you to actually know the subject, and have a good understanding, rather than just learning facts to regurgitate in an exam. I really believe that once a topic is truly understood it makes everything else so much easier.

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Sheila (Parent)

March 21 2017

Alexis is very supportive, and encouraging.

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Sheila (Parent)

November 29 2016

very helpful

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Sheila (Parent)

October 31 2016

Excellent tutoring. Thanks

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Sheila (Parent)

October 10 2016

Jon said Alexis was very efficient. He is comfortable ith her helping him to revise his Biology

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Biology HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
Economics HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
Maths HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
English literature and performance SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
French SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
Spanish Ab Initio SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyGCSE£24 /hr
MathsGCSE£24 /hr
BiologyIB£26 /hr
MathsIB£26 /hr

Questions Alexis has answered

How do I differentiate?

Differentiation is a relatively easy process once you learn the basic method. The basic rule is, you multiply the coefficient of x by the exponent, which becomes the new coefficient, and then reduce the exponent by 1.

For example; differentiate 4x3

To get the new coefficient you times to old coefficient and exmponent together, in this case 4 x 3 = 12.

To get the new exponent, you reduce the old exponent by 1. So the new exponent is 3-1 = 2.

Therfore, the differntial of 4x3  is  12x2.

Differentiation is a relatively easy process once you learn the basic method. The basic rule is, you multiply the coefficient of x by the exponent, which becomes the new coefficient, and then reduce the exponent by 1.

For example; differentiate 4x3

To get the new coefficient you times to old coefficient and exmponent together, in this case 4 x 3 = 12.

To get the new exponent, you reduce the old exponent by 1. So the new exponent is 3-1 = 2.

Therfore, the differntial of 4x3  is  12x2.

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2 years ago

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How do the hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties of phospholipids help maintain the structure of cell membranes?

The cell membrane is comprised of molecules with a phosphate head and hydrocarbon tail. The phosphate heads are polar, therfore they are hydrophilic and form favourable interactions with water, so line the outside of the membrane. The fatty acid, hydrocarbon tails are non-polar and are hydrophobic so face inwards to the centre of the membrane.

Due to the interactions between the hydrophobic tails in the centre and between the hydrophilic heads and water on the outside, it creates a very stable membrane.

The cell membrane is comprised of molecules with a phosphate head and hydrocarbon tail. The phosphate heads are polar, therfore they are hydrophilic and form favourable interactions with water, so line the outside of the membrane. The fatty acid, hydrocarbon tails are non-polar and are hydrophobic so face inwards to the centre of the membrane.

Due to the interactions between the hydrophobic tails in the centre and between the hydrophilic heads and water on the outside, it creates a very stable membrane.

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2 years ago

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What is the difference between meiosis and mitosis?

There are a few fundamental differences between these processes. Mitosis is required for cell growth and repair and asexual reproduction. Meiosis is used in the production of gametes for sexual reproduction. During mitosis only one division occurs leading to the production of two genetically identical diploid daughter cells. In meiosis there are two divsion resulting in four haploid daughter cells which are not gentically identical. These differences occur due to crossing over during prophase 1 in which recombination can happen.

There are a few fundamental differences between these processes. Mitosis is required for cell growth and repair and asexual reproduction. Meiosis is used in the production of gametes for sexual reproduction. During mitosis only one division occurs leading to the production of two genetically identical diploid daughter cells. In meiosis there are two divsion resulting in four haploid daughter cells which are not gentically identical. These differences occur due to crossing over during prophase 1 in which recombination can happen.

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