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Rebecca W.

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Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - University College London University

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About me

Hi! I am a medical student at UCL but I did my first three years of medical school at Cambridge University. I have always enjoyed learning and would love to help you feel that way too!

I have experience tutoring people of a wide range of ages, from teaching a 6-year-old to play the violin, to tutoring maths to people of my own age when I did A level. I also volunteered at an acting group for people with learning difficulties. Whoever you are and however you learn, I will be patient and friendly and I'm sure we'll have fun along the way!

The Sessions

During the sessions, you will guide what we cover. In science and maths it's key to understand rather than memorise answers.

I will use lots of different ways to explain a concept so that we can find what works best for you. Sometimes it just takes a different approach for something to click in your head!

Getting into medical school

Applying for medicine can be really stressful but it isn't impossible as it seems! I have lots of advice on what experience to get, how to write a great personal statement and interview techniques which helped me to get in first time. We can do mock interviews together so we can build your confidence and polish out those questions which they're bound to ask!

Getting into Oxbridge

Oxford and Cambridge are great places to study and are often looking for a little bit extra. Again, I have the tips and tricks that will help you stand out from the crowd. Oxbridge interviews are a bit different to other universities but with a bit of practice with me you should feel much better prepared!

What next?

Send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session' through the MyTutor website. Remember to say which exam board you're doing and what you're struggling with.

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology GCSE £20 /hr
Maths GCSE £20 /hr
-Oxbridge Preparation- Mentoring £22 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £22 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
Natural SciencesBachelors Degree2.i
MathematicsA-LevelA*
ChemistryA-LevelA*
BiologyA-LevelA*
Extended ProjectA-LevelA*
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24/06/2016

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Ratings and reviews

5from 3 customer reviews

Emma (Parent) October 17 2016

very well

Emma (Parent) October 3 2016

Rebecca is a really patient and helpful tutor that will help me to succeed a good grade in my GCSE.

Emma (Parent) November 14 2016

Questions Rebecca has answered

Jill takes out a loan of £6000 to get a car. The loan has a compound interest of 3% and she takes it out for 4 years. a) How much interest has Jill accrued after 2 years? b) What is the total amount to be paid after 4 years?

There are 3 rules to answering Maths questions: 1) Am I actually answering the question? 2) Have I answered the whole question? (the question above has two parts) 3) UNITS! With this question, it's important to realise it's compound interest, meaning you pay interest on your interest. First, w...

There are 3 rules to answering Maths questions:
1) Am I actually answering the question?
2) Have I answered the whole question? (the question above has two parts)
3) UNITS!

With this question, it's important to realise it's compound interest, meaning you pay interest on your interest.

First, work out how much a 3% increase on the loan is.
Either do this by multiplying £6000 by 1.03 (this is the same as 103%)
Or you can do 6000 x (3/100) to find out the interest, then add the answer to 6000 to work out the total repayment for the first year.

6000 x 1.03 = £6180 for the first year
Or (6000 x (3/100)) + 6000 = £6180

do that for each year, remembering that it's compound interest so for the second year, the sum is £6180 x 1.03, not £6000 x 1.03...

Second year = 6365.3
Third year = 6556.362
Fourth year = 6753.05286

a) How much interest has Jill accrued after 2 years?

At the end of the 2nd year, Jill owes £6365.30 but that's not the answer (remember rule 1). We want to know the interest, not the total repayment.
£6365.30 - £6000 = £365.30

b)  What is the total amount to be paid after 4 years?

We've already calculated 6753.05286, but remember units. We don't pay in less than pennies. So rounding the answer, we get £6753.05

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Which best describes the function of a cell membrane? (a) It keeps the cell in shape. (b) It controls the substances entering and leaving the cell. (c) It controls the substances entering the cell. (d) It supports the cell structures.

This is an example of how you can get around not knowing an answer in a multiple choice question by using some basic knowledge and powers of deduction. (a) "it keeps the cell in shape" Think about what cells have membranes and what they look like. Animal cells have a membrane and they can be a...

This is an example of how you can get around not knowing an answer in a multiple choice question by using some basic knowledge and powers of deduction.

(a) "it keeps the cell in shape"
Think about what cells have membranes and what they look like. Animal cells have a membrane and they can be all shapes and sizes (think of a nerve cell which looks spiky compared to a skin cell). Plant cells have a membrane inside their cellulose cell wall. Plant cells are pretty much all the same size and rectangular. So it seems like you need a cell wall to keep a cell in shape.

(d) "It supports the cell structures"

Again, think about what a cell looks like. A blob with a dark circle in the middle (the nucleus). Is the cell membrane touching the nucleus? No. Is it touching other things like mitochondria or ribosomes? No. So let's rule out (d).

(b) "It controls the substances entering and leaving the cell".
(c) "It controls the substances entering the cell"

Often when they put two similar answers they're trying to trick you so make sure you read everything carefully. Here, you might remember that things come into the cell via the cell membrane but you need to remember that cells have to get rid of things too. Everything living (including cells) produce waste that they have to get rid of. Cells respire - they turn oxygen and glucose into carbon dioxide and water - we have to get the CO2 out of our cells and into our lungs to breathe out. We have to get the waste water out or the cell will burst. How will it get out if not through the cell membrane?

So we can conclude that (b) is the answer.

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