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Livia O.

Degree: Natural Sciences (Bachelors) - Durham University

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Who am I?

Hello, my name is Livia Othen-Allen. I am a first-year Natural Sciences undergraduate at Durham University studying Psychology, Anthropology and Geography. 

I would describe myself as kind, patient and considerate. 

I have had lots of experience teaching children in a number of different capacities. For example, I was a swimming teacher for 3 years, teaching children aged 3-12. Furthermore, during sixth form I volunteered via the 'mentor scheme' to help younger students with their homework and, more generally, with any other academic challenges that they were facing. 

I thoroughly enjoy teaching and find great satisfaction in helping others overcome their specific academic challenges. I understand that everyone has their own, unique learning style and academic needs and I enjoy the challenge of finding new and interesting ways to explain concepts and ideas in a way that suits the individual student. 

What will the sessions involve?

I will try and make the sessions enjoyable but also informative - I think that this is the best way to learn! For me, the key focus of these sessions will be the student and their specific needs. 

I will use a number of techniques - be these diagrams, stories or step-by-step guides - to help explain difficult ideas, building students' understanding, knowledge and confidence in tackling important exams and assessments. I will also ask relevant questions throughout the session to ensure that there aren't any gaps in the students' knowledge. 

If you can explain something to someone else, then that is when you know you have a got it!

I believe that there is no such thing as a 'silly question'. If a student were to present me with a particularly difficult question, I would make sure to go away and do some research before discussing the answer either in the next session or via the mytutor website.   

Subjects offered

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Geography A Level £20 /hr
Psychology A Level £20 /hr

Qualifications

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BiologyA-LevelB
GeographyA-LevelA*
Psychology A-LevelA
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Questions Livia has answered

What can endotherms do to reduce their body temperature?

Endotherms have a variety of physiological mechanisms which allow them to reduce their body temperature if it deviates too far away from the norm, for example after strenuous exercise.  These mechanisms include.... Sweating: When an endotherm needs to cool down, the glands in their skin secre...

Endotherms have a variety of physiological mechanisms which allow them to reduce their body temperature if it deviates too far away from the norm, for example after strenuous exercise. 

These mechanisms include....

Sweating:
When an endotherm needs to cool down, the glands in their skin secrete sweat. This sweat evaporates from the surface of the skin, and by doing so, removes some of the heat energy away from the skin's surface. 

Vasodilation: 
This is a process in which the muscles relax, meaning the blood vessels' (that supply the skin with blood) dilate( meaning they have an increased diameter). This leads to an increased blood flow near the surface of the skin, which allows more heat to radiate away from the body. 

Flattening of hairs:
The erector pili muscles (in the skin) relax and this therefore results the hairs on the skin to lie flat, this allows air to flow over the skin and therefore allows body temperature to reduce as heat is lost by convection and radiation.

Other ways...
There are a variety of different methods, which aren't physiological processes, which also allow an endotherm to reduce their body temperature. These are mainly behavioural mechanisms such as finding shade, or removing items of clothing. 

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