Hi, my name's Rachael and I'm 22. I am a 4th year medical student studying at Bristol University.
Availability: Mon-Fri 7pm-9pm. Weekends negotiable.
My aim is to help students enjoy learning and feel confident in areas they are currently struggling with or just can't bear to look at. I have a flexible approach to tutoring, tailoring my sessions to best suit the student whether they prefer classroom style teaching, Q&A or working through past papers.
Having sat numerous exams myself over the past 6 years I recognise that there are a variety of learning styles and try to combine explanations with visual aids and questions to consolidate knowledge for any topic that I teach.
I have been teaching since the age of 16 and over the past 3 years have taught at revision courses for both GCSE and pre-clinical medical students.
I am available to tutor:
- Biology GCSE/A-level
- Human Biology GCSE
- Science GCSE
- Personal Statement (Mentoring)
- Medical School Preparation (Mentoring)
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I’ll reply as quickly as possible. I look forward to working with you!
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Human Biology||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Medical School Preparation-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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People are immunised against pathogens through vaccination - usually an injection.
A vaccine is comprised of dead, inactive or weakened pathogen or virus. These act as antigens (foreign proteins) that the body recognises and stimulates the white blood cells (lymphocytes) of the immune system to produce an antibody response.
When the body first encounters a new antigen it takes time to produce lots of antibodies to fight off the pathogen. When someone is immunised it gives the body time to produce the antibdoes but does not cause disease/illness as the vaccine does not contain live or active pathogens. The immune system remembers what the antigen looks like and the antibody needed to fight it so if the body encounters the same antigen again, it can produce a much quicker immune response producing lots of specific antibodies.
Vaccines are only specific to the pathogen given becuase the antibodies produced in respone are specific for their shape.
Vaccines are widesly used to reduce spread of infection amongst a population (less
likely to get an epidemic). If enough people are vaccinated to stop pathogens infecting whole populations it is called herd immunity.