Andrew N.

Andrew N.

£18 /hr

Medical Science (Bachelors) - Edinburgh University

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About me

Hello! I'm currently a second year Medical Science student at the University of Edinburgh. My degree involves many areas of science including chemistry, anatomy and lots of biology. Learning about biological systems and utilizing this information to understand and treat diseases is something that fasicaintes me, which makes my degree a joy to study. I look forward to passing on the knowledge and enthusiasm that I have towards biology and related fields, in order for you to achieve the grades that you desire.

As a tutor I look forward to building on prior knowledge and enabling the understanding of challenging concepts. I understand that each student learns in a different way, and that this is something that cannot always be provided by the teacher in a busy classroom environment. My friendly and approachable personality will allow for an environment where no question is too silly. Asking questions is what makes you a scientist after all!

Only a few years ago, I myself was studying for the same exams so I understand the stress that comes along with studying for an important test. I look forward to passing on knowledge and tips that will make the big day that bit easier.

Hello! I'm currently a second year Medical Science student at the University of Edinburgh. My degree involves many areas of science including chemistry, anatomy and lots of biology. Learning about biological systems and utilizing this information to understand and treat diseases is something that fasicaintes me, which makes my degree a joy to study. I look forward to passing on the knowledge and enthusiasm that I have towards biology and related fields, in order for you to achieve the grades that you desire.

As a tutor I look forward to building on prior knowledge and enabling the understanding of challenging concepts. I understand that each student learns in a different way, and that this is something that cannot always be provided by the teacher in a busy classroom environment. My friendly and approachable personality will allow for an environment where no question is too silly. Asking questions is what makes you a scientist after all!

Only a few years ago, I myself was studying for the same exams so I understand the stress that comes along with studying for an important test. I look forward to passing on knowledge and tips that will make the big day that bit easier.

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About my sessions

My lessons will be tailored to the teaching styles that each individual works best with. Everyone learns differently so I look forward to getting to know each student and finding a strategy that works best for them.

I look to make my tutorials a conversation between myself and the student instead of giving direct answers. This will allow the students to begin formulating smaller questions in their head which will cumulatively lead them to answering the more complex questions. I also believe that going through practise problems is an important step in achieving the desired grades.

It's always easier to learn a subject when its interesting to you, so I look to use examples that can be relatable and easy to understand.


My lessons will be tailored to the teaching styles that each individual works best with. Everyone learns differently so I look forward to getting to know each student and finding a strategy that works best for them.

I look to make my tutorials a conversation between myself and the student instead of giving direct answers. This will allow the students to begin formulating smaller questions in their head which will cumulatively lead them to answering the more complex questions. I also believe that going through practise problems is an important step in achieving the desired grades.

It's always easier to learn a subject when its interesting to you, so I look to use examples that can be relatable and easy to understand.


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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Science BaccalaureateScottish highers / Advanced highers (Advanced Higher)A
BiologyScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
ChemistryScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
PhysicsScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)B
Business managementScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
EnglishScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
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BiologyGCSE£18 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£18 /hr
ScienceGCSE£18 /hr

Questions Andrew has answered

What is meant by a dominant allele?

Alleles give variation within the phenotype expressed by a particular gene. Let's use the ability to roll the tongue as an example. Individuals can either roll their tongue, or not, and this is controlled by a gene. For this example we will say that rolling the tongue is dominant. Lets say an individual inherits one allele that does allows for tongue rolling (A), and one allele that does not allow tongue rolling (a). This individuals genotype would therefore be (Aa). As can be seen, there is an equal number of (A) and (a). So what would the phenotype be? Well, because (A) is dominant, this would be expressed. Therefore this individual would be able to roll their tongue because the recessive allele (a) is masked, and (A) is expressed because it is dominant.Alleles give variation within the phenotype expressed by a particular gene. Let's use the ability to roll the tongue as an example. Individuals can either roll their tongue, or not, and this is controlled by a gene. For this example we will say that rolling the tongue is dominant. Lets say an individual inherits one allele that does allows for tongue rolling (A), and one allele that does not allow tongue rolling (a). This individuals genotype would therefore be (Aa). As can be seen, there is an equal number of (A) and (a). So what would the phenotype be? Well, because (A) is dominant, this would be expressed. Therefore this individual would be able to roll their tongue because the recessive allele (a) is masked, and (A) is expressed because it is dominant.

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