Colin C. A Level Biology tutor, GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Human Bio...

Colin C.

£30 /hr

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Studying: Biomedical Science (Integrative Mammalian Biology) (Masters) - Glasgow University

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Since a young age, I have been fascinated by the magic that goes on microscopically to make our body's work - of course, I now know it's not "magic" but in fact science. Currently, I am undertaking my Masters degree at the University of Glasgow (fully-funded scholarship), and in my spare time I often return to Queen Margaret University (my undergraduate university) to deliver lectures in pharmacology and biological sciences to students on the Pharmacology, Human Biology, and Nutrition degree programmes. In October 2017 I will begin my PhD at the University of Glasgow within the field of neuroimmunology with a focus on multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease research. My PhD studentship is part of a government initiative to fund more research into MS and MND, and I was able to secure my place despite there being hundreds of applicants for only 2 advertised places (nationwide). This reflects my academic ability, drive, and determination. Currently, I am looking to help students on MyTutor with their personal statements and applications for university places or scholarship opportunities. Given my knowledge of the higher education system and my successful background in attaining places on highly competitive programmes such as my Master's scholarship and PhD programme, I am in a uniquely strong position to advice students with their own applications. I am also seeking a small cohort of students seeking help with biology or biological sciences subjects.

Since a young age, I have been fascinated by the magic that goes on microscopically to make our body's work - of course, I now know it's not "magic" but in fact science. Currently, I am undertaking my Masters degree at the University of Glasgow (fully-funded scholarship), and in my spare time I often return to Queen Margaret University (my undergraduate university) to deliver lectures in pharmacology and biological sciences to students on the Pharmacology, Human Biology, and Nutrition degree programmes. In October 2017 I will begin my PhD at the University of Glasgow within the field of neuroimmunology with a focus on multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease research. My PhD studentship is part of a government initiative to fund more research into MS and MND, and I was able to secure my place despite there being hundreds of applicants for only 2 advertised places (nationwide). This reflects my academic ability, drive, and determination. Currently, I am looking to help students on MyTutor with their personal statements and applications for university places or scholarship opportunities. Given my knowledge of the higher education system and my successful background in attaining places on highly competitive programmes such as my Master's scholarship and PhD programme, I am in a uniquely strong position to advice students with their own applications. I am also seeking a small cohort of students seeking help with biology or biological sciences subjects.

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About my sessions

I feel it is paramount that my tutoring sessions are fluid and dictated by the progress and aptitude of the student. However, my sessions do of course have a critical underlying method which requires the monitoring of accumulated knowledge and on-the-fly critical thinking on the part of the student. By learning concepts and ideas of how biology works, and the key principals underlying biological sciences, the student will be able to gain a wider knowledge that can be applied to situations beyond the task or question in-hand. I feel this is absolutely critical in preparing any student with aspirations of a career in ANY science. Tutoring for applications and personal statements will be constructive and suggestive. I request that the document be sent to me where I will review it and make suggestions and comments. I am also happy to fully proof-read and change items of high importance where requested.

I feel it is paramount that my tutoring sessions are fluid and dictated by the progress and aptitude of the student. However, my sessions do of course have a critical underlying method which requires the monitoring of accumulated knowledge and on-the-fly critical thinking on the part of the student. By learning concepts and ideas of how biology works, and the key principals underlying biological sciences, the student will be able to gain a wider knowledge that can be applied to situations beyond the task or question in-hand. I feel this is absolutely critical in preparing any student with aspirations of a career in ANY science. Tutoring for applications and personal statements will be constructive and suggestive. I request that the document be sent to me where I will review it and make suggestions and comments. I am also happy to fully proof-read and change items of high importance where requested.

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Suparna (Parent)

October 8 2016

Colin was very professional and provided excellent suggestions on improving the personal statement. We are quite satisfied with the speed of response and overall service.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Applied PharmacologyDegree (Bachelors)1ST CLASS HONOURS
Biomedical SciencesDegree (Masters)DISTINCTION
Doctor of PhilosophyDoctorateN/A
ChemistryScottish highers / Advanced highers (Advanced Higher)A
BiologyScottish highers / Advanced highers (Advanced Higher)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£30 /hr
Human BiologyA Level£30 /hr
BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
Human BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£30 /hr

Questions Colin has answered

What is the role of red blood cells in our body?

Red blood cells are vital for us to stay alive as they carry out an extremely important role in our body - oxygen transport. Red blood cells are the carrier of oxygen around our body in the blood stream, and the mechanism by which our organs, muscles, and tissues get the supply of oxygen they need to function. 

Red blood cells are able to carry oxygen because of a special protein called haemoglobin. The haemoglobin is present throughout the red blood cell, giving it its characteristic red colour. The red blood cell itself is concave in shape, similar to a doughnut but without the hole going all the way through. This gives the red blood cell greater surface area allowing it to carry more oxygen. Its shape also allows it to fit through narrow capillaries and blood vessels in our body. It's important to note that red blood cells have no nucleus, but they have a cell membrane - a very thin cell membrane! This allows easy diffusion of oxygen into oxygen-poor environments where the oxygen is needed.

Red blood cells are vital for us to stay alive as they carry out an extremely important role in our body - oxygen transport. Red blood cells are the carrier of oxygen around our body in the blood stream, and the mechanism by which our organs, muscles, and tissues get the supply of oxygen they need to function. 

Red blood cells are able to carry oxygen because of a special protein called haemoglobin. The haemoglobin is present throughout the red blood cell, giving it its characteristic red colour. The red blood cell itself is concave in shape, similar to a doughnut but without the hole going all the way through. This gives the red blood cell greater surface area allowing it to carry more oxygen. Its shape also allows it to fit through narrow capillaries and blood vessels in our body. It's important to note that red blood cells have no nucleus, but they have a cell membrane - a very thin cell membrane! This allows easy diffusion of oxygen into oxygen-poor environments where the oxygen is needed.

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