Lucy W.

Lucy W.

£20 - £22 /hr

Physiotherapy BSc (Bachelors) - Cardiff University

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About me

Hi, I’m Lucy! I am an enthusiastic third year Physiotherapy student at Cardiff University, with a passion for all things active and scientific. I thoroughly enjoy Biology and Physical Education and having just sat my exams in the summer of 2016 I am in a great position to give up-to-date exam tuition. I achieved A’s in both subjects at A level and volunteered as a second year tutor for Biology during my time at college, helping me develop the skills necessary to become an effective and motivational tutor. I really enjoy breaking topics down into more manageable chunks and creating visual tools for revision in order to cement my understanding of challenging aspects of the syllabus. Having initially struggled with some aspects of the A level courses I feel in a fantastic position to help others push their grades up and pursue the avenues they dream of in the future. As I have recently been through the admissions process for Physiotherapy and obtained all five of my offers I would be happy to provide advice for budding physiotherapists or allied health professionals who are struggling with personal statements or overwhelmed by interviews. Please feel free to contact me about tutoring sessions and I will do my very best to help you achieve your goals!

Hi, I’m Lucy! I am an enthusiastic third year Physiotherapy student at Cardiff University, with a passion for all things active and scientific. I thoroughly enjoy Biology and Physical Education and having just sat my exams in the summer of 2016 I am in a great position to give up-to-date exam tuition. I achieved A’s in both subjects at A level and volunteered as a second year tutor for Biology during my time at college, helping me develop the skills necessary to become an effective and motivational tutor. I really enjoy breaking topics down into more manageable chunks and creating visual tools for revision in order to cement my understanding of challenging aspects of the syllabus. Having initially struggled with some aspects of the A level courses I feel in a fantastic position to help others push their grades up and pursue the avenues they dream of in the future. As I have recently been through the admissions process for Physiotherapy and obtained all five of my offers I would be happy to provide advice for budding physiotherapists or allied health professionals who are struggling with personal statements or overwhelmed by interviews. Please feel free to contact me about tutoring sessions and I will do my very best to help you achieve your goals!

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About my sessions

I am very flexible with all my students and tend to favour student led tutoring to maximise the usefulness of the sessions! I have experience with students with varying needs and targets and am happy to alter the way I present and give feedback. For example, if a student prefers visual learning I will use pictures and powerpoints to teach and mindmaps to revise.

I am very flexible with all my students and tend to favour student led tutoring to maximise the usefulness of the sessions! I have experience with students with varying needs and targets and am happy to alter the way I present and give feedback. For example, if a student prefers visual learning I will use pictures and powerpoints to teach and mindmaps to revise.

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Deborah Parent from Glasgow

9 Oct, 2018

Lucy has been tutoring my son in AS and A2 Level PE. She is reliable, professional and her calm, detailed approach has really helped build Euan's confidence in the subject. Since he's been working with Lucy his knowledge and understanding have improved immensely. Lucy provides him with valuable notes and resources at the end of sessions which are useful for revision. I can highly recommend Lucy.

22 Oct, 2018

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Thank you for this kind review Deborah, it's been a pleasure!

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Amelia Student

8 Oct, 2018

very good sessions, tailored to my specific needs which is always ideal

22 Oct, 2018

Lucy's reply

Thanks Amelia!

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Adam Student Lesson review 14 Sep '17, 19:30

14 Sep, 2017

Very good and concise revision sessions.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Physical EducationA-level (A2)A
BiologyA-level (A2)A
Health and Social CareA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£22 /hr
Physical EducationA Level£22 /hr
BiologyGCSE£20 /hr
Physical EducationGCSE£20 /hr

Questions Lucy has answered

Describe and explain the Nitrogen Cycle.

For a question like this it is very useful to draw a diagram of the cycle linking to where it occurs to aid visual learning and retention of each stage. For example, I like to teach this by showing the cycle moving throughout a landscape as it progresses from nitrogen in the atmosphere to in the ground. Colours can be used to annotate what organism is required for the stage to take place and enzymes that aid reactions that take place. Markschemes often give marks for simply naming stages and linking them to the bacteria involved therefore it is vital you learn this in order to pick up straightforward marks. Being a substantial topic it can come up on the 25 mark essay questions so I have included plenty of detail in order to access all those marks. I would answer a question like so: Nitrogen is used by all organisms to make proteins and nucleic acids therefore it is essential to life. The nitrogen cycle starts with nitrogen fixation whereby nitrogen gas is "fixed" or changed into more useful compounds by nitrogen fixing bacteria. Nitrogen gas is reduced to ammonia which dissolves to form ammoniun ions. This reaction is catalysed by the enzyme nitrogenase and requires a significant amount of energy is the form of 15 molecules of ATP. The nitrogen fixing bacteria live in the soil but are particularly abundant in the roots of leguminous plants e.g. peas. The next stage is nitrification whereby nitrifying bacteria can oxidise (losing electrons) ammonia to nitrate in two parts. Firstly, forming nitrite ions then nitrate ions. This reaction releases energy which the bacteria utilise. During ammonification, saprobiotics break down protein to detritus to form ammonia in two stage. Firstly they break down proteins to amino acids using extracellular protease enxzymes. Next they remove amino groups from amino acids using deaminase enzymes to produce ammonia. Lastly, dentrification is the anaerobic process that converts nitrates to nitrogen gas which are then lost to the air. The cycle then begins again.For a question like this it is very useful to draw a diagram of the cycle linking to where it occurs to aid visual learning and retention of each stage. For example, I like to teach this by showing the cycle moving throughout a landscape as it progresses from nitrogen in the atmosphere to in the ground. Colours can be used to annotate what organism is required for the stage to take place and enzymes that aid reactions that take place. Markschemes often give marks for simply naming stages and linking them to the bacteria involved therefore it is vital you learn this in order to pick up straightforward marks. Being a substantial topic it can come up on the 25 mark essay questions so I have included plenty of detail in order to access all those marks. I would answer a question like so: Nitrogen is used by all organisms to make proteins and nucleic acids therefore it is essential to life. The nitrogen cycle starts with nitrogen fixation whereby nitrogen gas is "fixed" or changed into more useful compounds by nitrogen fixing bacteria. Nitrogen gas is reduced to ammonia which dissolves to form ammoniun ions. This reaction is catalysed by the enzyme nitrogenase and requires a significant amount of energy is the form of 15 molecules of ATP. The nitrogen fixing bacteria live in the soil but are particularly abundant in the roots of leguminous plants e.g. peas. The next stage is nitrification whereby nitrifying bacteria can oxidise (losing electrons) ammonia to nitrate in two parts. Firstly, forming nitrite ions then nitrate ions. This reaction releases energy which the bacteria utilise. During ammonification, saprobiotics break down protein to detritus to form ammonia in two stage. Firstly they break down proteins to amino acids using extracellular protease enxzymes. Next they remove amino groups from amino acids using deaminase enzymes to produce ammonia. Lastly, dentrification is the anaerobic process that converts nitrates to nitrogen gas which are then lost to the air. The cycle then begins again.

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Discuss how goal setting is used in the long-term psychological preparation for sports performance.

As a discuss question the examiner will not be looking for the learner to simply focus on the positives of the technique. In addition the question states that the answer should be in the context of a long-term psychological preparation. Looking for the key topic and question work is an exam technique that is key to PE a level and it is something that can dramatically improve test results. A short definition of technique used to put in place strategies and measure overall achievement on goal outlines." Then you can list some positives such as the strategy increases motivation in athletes and can be adapted to psychological training very easily in addition to it being a great way to highlight strengths and weaknesses. You may then want to link in other topics to show the examiner your understanding of the breadth of the syllabus. For example, you may add that goal setting can increase confidence and self-efficacy which is linked to higher performance levels. As I mentioned before it is a discussion question therefore it would be wise to give some insight into why this strategy may not always be successful e.g. goals can become demotivating if they are unattainable which will decrease self efficacy and consequently have a detrimental impact on performance levels. This closing sentence is a great way to link back to the topic of sports performance in the question to show the examiner you have responded to the question rather than simply listed all knowledge on the topic area.As a discuss question the examiner will not be looking for the learner to simply focus on the positives of the technique. In addition the question states that the answer should be in the context of a long-term psychological preparation. Looking for the key topic and question work is an exam technique that is key to PE a level and it is something that can dramatically improve test results. A short definition of technique used to put in place strategies and measure overall achievement on goal outlines." Then you can list some positives such as the strategy increases motivation in athletes and can be adapted to psychological training very easily in addition to it being a great way to highlight strengths and weaknesses. You may then want to link in other topics to show the examiner your understanding of the breadth of the syllabus. For example, you may add that goal setting can increase confidence and self-efficacy which is linked to higher performance levels. As I mentioned before it is a discussion question therefore it would be wise to give some insight into why this strategy may not always be successful e.g. goals can become demotivating if they are unattainable which will decrease self efficacy and consequently have a detrimental impact on performance levels. This closing sentence is a great way to link back to the topic of sports performance in the question to show the examiner you have responded to the question rather than simply listed all knowledge on the topic area.

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