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Faheem M.

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Degree: Medicine (Other) - Cambridge University

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I am a medical student at Cambridge University. I have always been really passionate about teaching, particularly when it comes to subjects I enjoy like maths and science! I am enthusiastic and patient, and I believe that I can make learning an enjoyable experience.

I have a lot of experience teaching and tutoring. My mother runs a tutoring business from home, which I have been helping out with for a few years now. I have also worked for other online tutoring companies in the past, and so am comfortable and confident teaching material through an online interface. I also recently finished working at a summer camp in China, which involved taking my own class of students and teaching them a number of different topics.

Generally, my approach to teaching is to instil within a student an understanding of the core principles of a concept. I will test how well they understand these principles by asking them to explain them back to me, and apply them to a diverse range of unfamiliar situations. The aim is that they should be able to answer any question that relies on an understanding of this concept! I believe that this is the most effective and efficient way of teaching science and maths.

I also give tuition in medical school and Oxbridge admissions tests. I have taken the UKCAT and BMAT, scoring highly in both, and have sat and passed medical interviews at Imperial College and Trinity College Cambridge. I believe that this puts me in a good position to offer advice and help on the application process!

If you are interested in being tutored by me, organise a tutor session through the website! I look forward to seeing you.

Subjects offered

Biology A Level £20 /hr
Chemistry A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
Physics GCSE £18 /hr
Maths 13 Plus £18 /hr
Maths 11 Plus £18 /hr
-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
-Oxbridge Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions) Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr
.UKCAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr


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What factors contribute to phenotypic variation between organisms?

Let us first understand what is meant by the term "phenotypic variation". Simply, the phenotype of an organism is its observable characteristics - like how it looks, how it behaves, and so on. Differences between organisms in these observable traits is known as phenotypic variation.  So for e...

Let us first understand what is meant by the term "phenotypic variation". Simply, the phenotype of an organism is its observable characteristics - like how it looks, how it behaves, and so on. Differences between organisms in these observable traits is known as phenotypic variation. 

So for example, a human is very phenotypically different from a snail (and we can say that there is a lot of phenotypic variation between the two). But a human is less phenotypically different from another human (and we can say that there is less phenotypic variation between the two). Co-twins of the same sex would have very little phenotypic variation between them (though there is still some).

Now we understand what we mean by phenotypic variation, we can move on to answering the question. 

Two things contribute to variation in phenotype – variation in genotype, and variation in environment. First let’s deal with variation in genotype.

A genotype is the genetic information of an organism. This genetic information, in the form of DNA, tells cells which protein to encode. Ultimately, the proteins that are encoded decide aspects of what an organism looks like, and how it functions and behaves – in this way, variation in the genotype contributes to variation in the phenotype. The genotype is inherited from an organism’s mother and father (half from the mother, half from the father), so this can be thought of as the inherited aspect of phenotypic variation.

The environment can affect an organism’s phenotype in many different ways. For example, exposure to a high-fat diet would lead to an increase in weight and consequent increase in size, while exposure to a low-fat diet would lead to a decrease in weight and consequent decrease in size. Clearly then, variation in environment contributes to variation in an organism’s phenotype.

Overall, it is the combination of genotypic variation and environmental variation that is responsible for phenotypic variation. Importantly, different phenotypic traits rely on genotype and environment to different degrees. For example, variation in eye colour is entirely down to genotypic variation, but variation in weight is down to both genotypic and environmental variation.

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