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Degree: Medicine (Other) - Birmingham University

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Hi!

My name is Ellie and I am in my final year studying medicine at Birmingham University. I also have a degree in Biology and want to share with you my passion and enthusiasm for the sciences!

How do my sessions work?

That's the best part, as they are all about YOU!

Due to my background, I welcome students studying Biology to A-Level, as well as maths and Chemistry to GCSE.

Let me know in advance what topic you would like to cover, and I will strive to help you become an expert! No question is too simple, and I am happy to admit when I am not sure about an answer too - I am a student too so am always keen to study something new!

You as the managing director of our sessions, can decide what you would like me to prepare; I normally use a mix of verbal explanations, diagrams and questions to test your understanding. By the end you will be the expert not me!

Applying to medicine? The whole process can seem a bit daunting, but please ask me and I will help with your questions :) I also have sat the UKCAT and am happy to chat through this exam too, which anyone applying to Medicine or Dentristy are likely to be required to take.

About me:

In my 8th year at University, I know the ins and outs of studying now, and am here to offer my assistance to you in yours! I am friendly and approachable, and am really enjoying training to be a doctor as it means I can work with people :) In my spare time I love to bake, as I firmly believe that cake is what every student needs to keep them at their best!

So feel free to contact me via WebMail, or book a "Meet the Tutor Session" :)

I look forward to meeting you very soon!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £24 /hr
Human Biology A Level £24 /hr
Biology GCSE £22 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £22 /hr
Human Biology GCSE £22 /hr
Maths GCSE £22 /hr
Science GCSE £22 /hr
Science 13 Plus £22 /hr
Maths 11 Plus £22 /hr
.UKCAT. Uni Admissions Test £26 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA
ChemistryA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelA
Biological SciencesBachelors DegreeFirst Class
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20/01/2015

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Ratings and reviews

4.7from 24 customer reviews

Sue (Parent) October 14 2016

Izzy enjoyed her tutorial

Avanti (Student) September 7 2016

The class helped me build a strong base on translation and transcription of DNA. All the gaps in earlier concepts were filled as well.

Avanti (Student) June 16 2016

The class I had with Eleanor, cleared up all the questions I had regarding cell structures and helped build a stronger base to my understanding.

Parveen (Parent) June 16 2016

My daughter enjoyed her first class with Ellie & looks forward to the next one.
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Questions Eleanor has answered

Are diffusion and osmosis the same thing?

Diffusion is defined as the movement of a substance from a high concentration to a low concentration, meaning they move from where there are lots of them to where there are fewer. Diffusion of these molecules occurs when the particles are dissolved in water (meaning they are "in solution"). O...

Diffusion is defined as the movement of a substance from a high concentration to a low concentration, meaning they move from where there are lots of them to where there are fewer. Diffusion of these molecules occurs when the particles are dissolved in water (meaning they are "in solution").

Osmosis means the movement of WATER MOLECULES from a weakly concentrated solution to a strongly concentrated solution; this means the water molecules diffuse from where there are more of them to where there are few.

So you can think of osmosis as a type of diffusion that applies to water! Try to think of the molecules wanting to get from an area where they are concentrated to the area where they are more dilute (there are fewer of them). Remember that both processes occur over a semi-permeable membrane (one that only lets molecules of a certain size through).

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I am worried about the quantitative reasoning section of the UKCAT as it doesn't look like A-Level maths! How can I best prepare?

The quantitative reasoning section of the UKCAT is designed to assess general numerical skill, and so may appear quite contrasting from the sort of maths you will be used to in A-Level. You almost need to go back to basics and refresh those skills you learnt earlier in your school years! Here...

The quantitative reasoning section of the UKCAT is designed to assess general numerical skill, and so may appear quite contrasting from the sort of maths you will be used to in A-Level. You almost need to go back to basics and refresh those skills you learnt earlier in your school years!

Here are a few tips from my experience:

- the questions vary in difficulty, so do not be put off if there are more difficult questions to begin with, and easier questions towards the end. If you are spending too long on a question, move on to an easier 1.

- get used to using the onscreen calculator (this is found on a normal desktop normally under "Accessories"). You will not be able to use your own calculator in the exam.

- refresh your knowledge of percentages, fractions, averages, mental maths and graphs. These are the most common skills you are likely to need.

- access the UKCAT website for practice questions and their handbook - this will be really useful as they set the test! Practice is everything, and the more questions you do, the more used to the style you will become

- good luck!

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6 months ago

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In DNA, if you know the percentage of a base on 1 strand, how do you work out the bases on the opposite strand?

This questions requires knowledge of the base pairing in DNA, plus a little bit of maths! As you know, bases on the 2 DNA strands always pair in the same way: A (adenine) with T (thymine) , C (cytosine) with G (guanine). I will use an example to explain. Say you are told that strand 1 is 30% ...

This questions requires knowledge of the base pairing in DNA, plus a little bit of maths! As you know, bases on the 2 DNA strands always pair in the same way: A (adenine) with T (thymine) , C (cytosine) with G (guanine). I will use an example to explain.

Say you are told that strand 1 is 30% A, 25% C and 35% T. A always pairs with T, and so there will be the same amount of T on strand 2 as there A on strand 1 i.e. 30%.

25% C on strand 1 means there is 25% G on strand 2, as these bases always pair together. Strand 1 is 35% T and so strand 2 must be 35% A.

Finally, on strand 1, the total percentages must equal 100 and so this leaves 10% to be G. 10% G on strand 1 means 10% C on strand 2.

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