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Ben B.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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Hi - I'm currently in my 3rd year of studying Medicine at Bristol University and am taking an intercalated year out to conduct my own research into 3D printing applications in Cerebral Palsy. I have a real interest in science with enthusiastic people skills and part of the reason I have taken a year out is to build on my work in teaching. 

Out of medicine, I've been a musician all my life and really enjoying playing the piano. My friends and I have recently started a band at university and after having done a few gigs, things are starting to get exciting! I also play rugby weekly and really enjoy the social side of being in the team. 

I studied the IB at school with Higher Level Biology, Chemistry and Economics. I really love Biology and can teach at any level, and can teach maths, and science at GCSE level. I've helped many friends in years below me through their UCAS and medicine applications so feel confident giving advice on this process. I'm also fluent in spanish, so if it's practising for your spanish speaking you need help with - I'd love to be able to help. 

When it comes to tutoring, I really try to instil a very relaxed atmosphere and take it at whatever pace suits best. I think it's really important to adapt to whatever type of learning works best and to work through problems logically and concisely. I think it is important to have the theory under your belt before starting past paper questions. The most imporant thing is to be engaged and ask questions about anything that you are unsure of because that is how you learn best! 

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Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
Science GCSE £18 /hr
Biology IB £20 /hr
Chemistry IB £20 /hr
Maths 13 Plus £18 /hr
Science 13 Plus £18 /hr
Maths 11 Plus £18 /hr
-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr

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Chemistry Baccalaureate6
Biology Baccalaureate7
EconomicsBaccalaureate7
MathsBaccalaureate6
EnglishBaccalaureate7
FrenchBaccalaureate6
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Describe the electrical activity of the heart.

The heart is known as myogenic and can beat of its own accord, and this is tightly controlled to ensure the optimum blood flow through the heart to deliver oxygen to the rest of the body.  Diastole refers to when the heart muscle is relaxed and systole refers to when the heart muscle is contr...

The heart is known as myogenic and can beat of its own accord, and this is tightly controlled to ensure the optimum blood flow through the heart to deliver oxygen to the rest of the body. 

Diastole refers to when the heart muscle is relaxed and systole refers to when the heart muscle is contracting. 

The pacemaker of the heart is the Sino-Atrial node (SAN) and this is found in the wall of the right ventricle. As blood pools here from the Vena Cava, depolarisation of the SAN causes contraction of both the atria to push blood into the ventricles. 

The electric signal from the SAN reaches the atrio-ventricular node (AVN) found in the septum between the two atria. This delays the electrical signal spreading across the ventriles to allow time for the ventricles to sufficiently fill with blood. Once ready, the AVN passes the signal down the Bundle of His which are located in the walls of the ventricle to cause coordinated and sequential contraction to expel blood out of the ventricles. 

Extrinsic factors such as the autonomic nervous system and adrenaline can affect the firing of the SAN to increase or decrease heart rate. 

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