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Oliver B.

Degree: Medicine (PhD) (Doctorate) - Bristol University

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About me

Hey there! I’m Oli and welcome to my profile. I’m a PhD student researching eye inflammatory processes. I’m incredibly passionate about science because it’s so diverse and can be applied to all of us – I always channel this passion into my teaching. I have been tutoring with MyTutor since 2013 and relish the opportunity to help students achieve their potential.

Having a tutor guide me through my A-level Biology resit built my confidence and helped me to thrive. Our friendly relationship and relaxed environment underpinned this success, and I try to reciprocate this in my own teaching.

About my sessions

Many students find two key areas challenging: knowledge of topics and/or exam technique. Lessons are tailored to your individual specification and needs. We can try visual, audial, and kinaesthetic approaches to find your favourite learning styles. We will also work at your pace. After lessons, I’m happy to write homework to reinforce your knowledge and develop exam technique. Homework also allows us to track your progress, and re-cover topics as required. When it’s close to the exam date we can work on past papers to refine exam technique and fill in any missing holes in your knowledge ready for your exam.

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I’m more than happy to answer any queries you have; you can do so using the contact button at the top. I’m also more than happy to offer you a free 15 minute meeting where I can show you the classroom, a taster of my teaching techniques, and get to know you!

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Biology A Level £36 /hr
Chemistry A Level £36 /hr
Extended Project Qualification A Level £36 /hr
Geology A Level £36 /hr
Biology GCSE £36 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £36 /hr
Extended Project Qualification GCSE £36 /hr
Geology GCSE £36 /hr
Geology GCSE £36 /hr
Physics GCSE £36 /hr
Science GCSE £36 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £36 /hr

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationLevelGrade
Medicine (PhD) (Ocular Immunology)DoctorateCURRENTLY IN STUDY
Medical Pharmacology (B210) (BSc with Hons), Cardiff UniversityDegree (Bachelors)1ST CLASS - 81%
GAMSATUni admission test73
Biology (OCR)A-levelA2A*
UKCATUni admission test745 AVG. (2980)
Chemistry (OCR)A-levelA2A
Geology (WJEC)A-levelA2A
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No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

12/05/2017

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Ratings and reviews

5from 205 customer reviews

Tatiana (Parent) June 15 2017

Good and Skilled Teaching.

Shazana (Parent) June 9 2017

Very good lesson! I learned a lot on how to answer past paper questions. Also, realising where i make silly mistakes. I learned that I need to make sure I read the questions properly.

Charlotte (Parent) June 4 2017

Very pleasant and well worked out answers, likes to engage and interact often and well.

S (Parent) May 28 2017

really helpful in explaining difficult concepts and tackling exam questions
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Questions Oliver has answered

(Biology A-level) What are the different types of T cell and what is their function?

T cells come in three major groups: T helper cells (TH), T killer cells (TC - for cytotoxic, a term meaning kills cells), and regulatory T cells (Treg). T helper cells play an important role in activating and coordinating the rest of the immune response. They release signalling molecules, gene...

T cells come in three major groups: T helper cells (TH), T killer cells (TC - for cytotoxic, a term meaning kills cells), and regulatory T cells (Treg).

T helper cells play an important role in activating and coordinating the rest of the immune response. They release signalling molecules, generically termed as cytokines, to activate other immune cells as well as attract them to a site of infection. A large family of molecules that performs this role are the interleukins.

T killer cells play an important role particularly against viruses. This is because T killer cells will attack and kill your body's own cells which are infected and already compromised. Some bacteria, in addition to all viruses, live and reproduce inside your own body's cells, and they are the target of T killer cells.

The last T cell is the regulatory T cell. These have an important role in preventing the immune system from over-reacting to a pathogen or attacking your own body's cells unnecessarily. They also play a role in tolerance, and prevention of immune reactions to harmless stimuli such as food.

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1 year ago

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(Biology GCSE) How does the body control blood glucose concentration?

You body controls blood glucose concentration via the pancreas, one of the organs in your body (located in the lower abdomen and is feather-shaped). If the blood glucose concentration is too high, the pancreas produces and releases the hormone insulin into the bloodstream; from the bloodstream...

You body controls blood glucose concentration via the pancreas, one of the organs in your body (located in the lower abdomen and is feather-shaped). If the blood glucose concentration is too high, the pancreas produces and releases the hormone insulin into the bloodstream; from the bloodstream, it travels to different target cells such as those in muscle and liver tissue. It causes the excess glucose to be converted into glycogen (storage carbohydrate).

If the blood glucose concentration becomes too low, then the pancreas can produce and release a different hormone called glucagon. This causes glycogen to be converted back into glucose to raise the concentration. Overall, insulin and glucagon work to control the blood glucose levels. The mechanism is one example of negative feedback (where if something deviates too much from the normal then your body tries to correct it). Depending on your syllabus, you may also learn about the two types of diabetes, a condition where people are unable to control their blood glucose concentration.

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1 year ago

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(Chemistry A-level) What is a dative covalent bond?

A dative covalent bond, or coordinate bond, is a bond where there is 1 pair of shared electrons between two atoms. The difference relative to a covalent bond is that in a dative covalent bond these electrons both come from one atom. An example of this is the ammonium ion, NH4+. One of the si...

A dative covalent bond, or coordinate bond, is a bond where there is 1 pair of shared electrons between two atoms. The difference relative to a covalent bond is that in a dative covalent bond these electrons both come from one atom.

An example of this is the ammonium ion, NH4+. One of the single bonds between the nitrogen and hydrogen will be a dative covalent bond.

Dative covalent bonds have the exact same orbital shapes and repulsion as normal covalent bonds. Ammonium, like methane, would therefore have a tetrahedral shape with bond angles of ~109.5°.

Dative covalent bonds are represented on drawings as an arrow, with it pointing towards the atom/ion that isn't donating any electrons to the dative covalent bond.

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2 years ago

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