Lauren R. GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Biology tutor, GCSE Maths tutor...

Lauren R.

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Degree: Zoology (With study year abroad) (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me...

I am a zoology student at the University of Exeter. From a young age I've had a love for maths and science and I hope that my tutorials may help to cutlivate your passion too!

I have tutoured numerous students for a year in both GCSE and iGCSE science and maths and so have gained a lot of experience in teaching. I have also worked in a first school and have two younger sisters (One currently studying GCSEs) and so am a very friendly and patient.

The sessions:

My purpose as your tutor will be to ensure that you reach your goals, supporting you along the way. In each session, you will decide what will be covered, ensuring they are tailored to your needs. 

I will use various methods to explain concepts (Diagrams, words, analogies) and if one method works particularly well for you, we can stick with that one! As well as each session being informative, I hope they will be fun and  memorable. As well as understanding the sillibus you have been set and practicing for exams, I hope by the end of our session you can begin to see the true beuty in science; the more you enjoy something, the easier it will be to remember!

What next?

If you have any questions, please book a 'Meet the tutor session' or send me a 'WebMail'. Before our session please tell me your exam board and the areas you are struggling with.

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £18 /hr
Geography GCSE £18 /hr
ICT GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
ChemistryA-LevelA
BiologyA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelA
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Questions Lauren has answered

Describe the 'reflex arc'

The relfex arc is an innate response designed to keep us safe (this means we do not consiously think about doing it). One of the most common examples for this question is a person touching a hot flame and immediately withdrawing their hand to prevent damage (burning). The main stages in the re...

The relfex arc is an innate response designed to keep us safe (this means we do not consiously think about doing it). One of the most common examples for this question is a person touching a hot flame and immediately withdrawing their hand to prevent damage (burning). The main stages in the reflex arc are as follows:

1.   The sensory receptors detect the stimulus (Nerves in your fingers will detect the heat of the flame)

2.   The sensory neurone passes this 'message' on via the relay neurone to the spinal cord in the central nervous system

3.   The 'message' is then passed from the spinal cord to a motor neurone

4.   This motor neurone sends the 'message' to an effector (in this example the effector may be a muscle which contracts to remove the finger from the flame)

Every time the 'message' is passed between neurones or the spinal cord, it is passes on via a synapse. A synapse works like this:

1.   A 'message' comes to the end of a neurone

2.   It causes a chemical called a neurone transmitter (usually acetylcholine) to be released into the gap between the end of the first neurone and the start of the next.

3.   Thhis chemical diffuses accross the gap to the next neurone. It binds to receptors on the surface and continues the 'message'.

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