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Sabrina A.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

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About me

About me:

I am currently a final year medical student at the University of Nottingham. My curiosity for science and love of learning is what initially lead me towards medicine and it's something I hope to enthuse in all my tutees whatever their plans for the future.

Teaching experience

During my time at 6th form I was fortunate enough to be able to volunteer as a classroom assistant for GCSE Science students and for students with learning disabilities to help them understand concepts they found challenging. I was also selected to deliver sessions to gifted and talented students aiming to guide and challenge them further.

Over the past few years I have been involved in teaching clinical skills to younger medical students to help them get through end of year exams. I have also been tutoring GCSE science and math students for a local agency for the past 6 months. 

Given my range of experiences I have learnt to adapt my teaching style according to my audience. I also employ a range of techniques to help students understand and remember key concepts, these include: analogies, pneumonics, explanatory diagrams and practice questions to recognise gaps in understanding/knowledge.

Additional experience:

I am an active member of many societies at my university and have founded a society focussing on educating our peers on key global health issues and how we can tackle them. I am also currently involved in a charity for maternal health whereby we aim to research, design and teach workshops on maternal health to mothers in resource poor settings. Thus I have experience in both the synthesis and delivery of teaching material.

Given my background as a medical student  I am able to provide advice and support for medical school applications and am also familiar with the UKCAT and BMAT, having sat both of these myself.

Next steps and what to to expect

If you have any further questions please send me a message/request through the MyWebTutor site. We can start off with a free 15 minute meeting to gauge what exactly the tutee would like help in, I can also give a sample tutorial and you can have a look at the MyWebTutor interface to see how tutoring would work online.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA
ChemistryA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelA
Bachelor of Medical SciencesBachelors Degree2.1
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25/11/2014

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Questions Sabrina has answered

How does covalent bonding work?

Covalent bonding relies on the fact that all atoms are desperately trying to get a full outer shell of electrons. By full outer shell we mean 2 electrons in the first shell, 8 in the 2nd shell, 8 in the 3rd and 18 in the 4th.  If you were to draw out the electronic configuratio for the atoms o...

Covalent bonding relies on the fact that all atoms are desperately trying to get a full outer shell of electrons. By full outer shell we mean 2 electrons in the first shell, 8 in the 2nd shell, 8 in the 3rd and 18 in the 4th. 

If you were to draw out the electronic configuratio for the atoms of many elements like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen or chlorine, you'll find that they are missing some electrons from their outer most shells, i.e. they are not yet 'full'. 

We will use the e.g. of Hydrogen (H) and Chlorine (Cl). H has 1 electron in its outer shell and would ideally like to have 2 whilst Cl on the other hand has 7 and would ideally like to have 8. In order to overcome this, the 2 atoms bond by sharing one electron with each other. Cl shares one of its electrons with H to give H 2 electrons and H shares its one electron with Cl to give Cl 8 electrons- this way they are both bonded with a full outer shell of electrons to form hydrogen chloride. In summary, covalent bonding is the sharing of electrons between atoms.

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What is natural selection?

Within a population of a species there is great geetic variation giving rise to variation in their phentoypes. Some phenotypes enable an organism to be better adapted to its environment than other members of their species. This means that they have a better chance of surviving and passing on t...

Within a population of a species there is great geetic variation giving rise to variation in their phentoypes. Some phenotypes enable an organism to be better adapted to its environment than other members of their species. This means that they have a better chance of surviving and passing on their advantageous genes to their offspring, To summarise, the process of natural selection means that organisms with the most well adapted features to a given environment are selected for and thus survive to produce offspring.

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