Dagmar D. IB Biology tutor, IB Chemistry tutor

Dagmar D.

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Biological Sciences (Bachelors) - Edinburgh University

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About me

Who am I?

I'm a Biology student at the University of Edinburgh, with a focus on ecology and zoology. I have a great passion for biology, as well as chemistry. I graduated from an American private school after completing my International Baccalaureate diploma with 40 points, including 7s (the highest possible score) in both Biology and Chemistry. In my spare time, I help several PhD students and researchers at the UoE with their work, as I hope to also continue as a PhD student at the end of my undergraduate degree. My favorite aspects of biology include animal behaviour, although I am also very well-versed in genetics, evolution and adaptation, and cell structure, to name but a few topics. In chemistry, my strengths lie in stoichiometry, periodicity, and chemical bonding and structure, including organic reactions.

How will I help you?

In my previous tutoring experience, I have found that it is always best for the tutee to guide the session. It will be up to you to explain what it is you do not understand, and up to me to find the best way to help you learn. Not everyone learns in the same way, thus I will certainly make use of various teaching methods in order to find what best suits your needs. I will be as efficient as possible, in order to make use of all of the time available to us, while also ensuring that you understand what it is we are discussing.

What's the next step?

If you think I can help you better navigate the IB biology and IB chemistry syllabuses, and gain a greater understanding of these subjects, please feel free to get in touch with me! I will be more than happy to discuss the tutoring with you, and look forward to hearing from you.

Who am I?

I'm a Biology student at the University of Edinburgh, with a focus on ecology and zoology. I have a great passion for biology, as well as chemistry. I graduated from an American private school after completing my International Baccalaureate diploma with 40 points, including 7s (the highest possible score) in both Biology and Chemistry. In my spare time, I help several PhD students and researchers at the UoE with their work, as I hope to also continue as a PhD student at the end of my undergraduate degree. My favorite aspects of biology include animal behaviour, although I am also very well-versed in genetics, evolution and adaptation, and cell structure, to name but a few topics. In chemistry, my strengths lie in stoichiometry, periodicity, and chemical bonding and structure, including organic reactions.

How will I help you?

In my previous tutoring experience, I have found that it is always best for the tutee to guide the session. It will be up to you to explain what it is you do not understand, and up to me to find the best way to help you learn. Not everyone learns in the same way, thus I will certainly make use of various teaching methods in order to find what best suits your needs. I will be as efficient as possible, in order to make use of all of the time available to us, while also ensuring that you understand what it is we are discussing.

What's the next step?

If you think I can help you better navigate the IB biology and IB chemistry syllabuses, and gain a greater understanding of these subjects, please feel free to get in touch with me! I will be more than happy to discuss the tutoring with you, and look forward to hearing from you.

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August 22 2016

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Biology HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
Chemistry HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
History SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
English Literature HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
French SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
Mathematics SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
Mathematics HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)4
Theory of KnowledgeInternational Baccalaureate (IB)A

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Subjects offered

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BiologyIB£20 /hr
ChemistryIB£20 /hr

Questions Dagmar has answered

Describe the differences between the products of mitosis and meiosis.

Mitosis is the process of cell division for the purpose of cell regeneration. A parent cell duplicates its DNA and separates into two daughter cells which are identical to the parent and have two sets of chromosomes (2n).

Meiosis is the process of cell division for the purpose of gamete production. A single parent cell duplicates its DNA and undergoes two cycles of division in order to produce four daughter cells, which are all unlike the parent cell. The products of meiosis only have one set of chromosomes (n).

Mitosis is the process of cell division for the purpose of cell regeneration. A parent cell duplicates its DNA and separates into two daughter cells which are identical to the parent and have two sets of chromosomes (2n).

Meiosis is the process of cell division for the purpose of gamete production. A single parent cell duplicates its DNA and undergoes two cycles of division in order to produce four daughter cells, which are all unlike the parent cell. The products of meiosis only have one set of chromosomes (n).

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Describe the three types of fatty acids.

Saturated fatty acids do not have any carbon-carbon double bonds and are therefore linear molecules.

Monosaturated fatty acids have one carbon-carbon double bond, creating one kink in the otherwise linear molecule.

Polysaturated fatty acids have multiple carbon-carbon double bonds, creating multiple kinks in the molecule.

Saturated fatty acids have higher melting temperatures than unsaturated fatty acids, as they are able to pack together lengthwise, increasing the Van Der Waals forces between the molecules. The kinks in the unsaturated fatty acids prevent the molecules from packing together, meaning that they are liquid at room temperature.

Saturated fatty acids do not have any carbon-carbon double bonds and are therefore linear molecules.

Monosaturated fatty acids have one carbon-carbon double bond, creating one kink in the otherwise linear molecule.

Polysaturated fatty acids have multiple carbon-carbon double bonds, creating multiple kinks in the molecule.

Saturated fatty acids have higher melting temperatures than unsaturated fatty acids, as they are able to pack together lengthwise, increasing the Van Der Waals forces between the molecules. The kinks in the unsaturated fatty acids prevent the molecules from packing together, meaning that they are liquid at room temperature.

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