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Harriet L.

£36 - £38 /hr

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Bachelors) - Royal Veterinary College University

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About me

I'm a Vet student studying at the Royal Veterinary College in London with a first class honours BSc(hons) in Neuroscience. I absolutely love animals and their physiology so Biology is a real passion of mine. Having achieved an A* at both GCSE and A Level, I believe that I have the knowledge, motivation and enthusiasm for learning that is required to help students achieve to the best of their ability in this area. I also have experience in tutoring students with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia etc.) and have found successful methods of helping them engage with and process content including creating visual revision aids as well as using memorisation techniques (such as acronyms) that we've come up with together. Having gained on a place on an extremely competitive course, I would be more than happy to offer help regarding personal statements and university entry and share tips that I've picked up from numerous courses designed to show you how to impress university admissions and stand out as a candidate.

I'm a Vet student studying at the Royal Veterinary College in London with a first class honours BSc(hons) in Neuroscience. I absolutely love animals and their physiology so Biology is a real passion of mine. Having achieved an A* at both GCSE and A Level, I believe that I have the knowledge, motivation and enthusiasm for learning that is required to help students achieve to the best of their ability in this area. I also have experience in tutoring students with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia etc.) and have found successful methods of helping them engage with and process content including creating visual revision aids as well as using memorisation techniques (such as acronyms) that we've come up with together. Having gained on a place on an extremely competitive course, I would be more than happy to offer help regarding personal statements and university entry and share tips that I've picked up from numerous courses designed to show you how to impress university admissions and stand out as a candidate.

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About my sessions

From my experience of GCSEs and A Levels, I'm a big believer in using the exam board specification to guide learning and revision. Therefore, these will form the basic outline of the lesson plans that I create - once you're really comfortable with the content on the spec, there's very little that can come up on an exam that can surprise you! A really key way of consolidating learning and assessing progress is past exam questions. I find the most time effective way of incorporating these into sessions is to get students to complete them during the week and then for me to provide full answers and feedback face to face. This is an excellent way of troubleshooting any problem areas and, in addition to this, if it's a tricky area for the student then having an explanation beyond the couple of words that a mark scheme can offer is extremely helpful. A combination of spec centred, in depth teaching and plenty of exam practice is almost guaranteed to boost your grade!

From my experience of GCSEs and A Levels, I'm a big believer in using the exam board specification to guide learning and revision. Therefore, these will form the basic outline of the lesson plans that I create - once you're really comfortable with the content on the spec, there's very little that can come up on an exam that can surprise you! A really key way of consolidating learning and assessing progress is past exam questions. I find the most time effective way of incorporating these into sessions is to get students to complete them during the week and then for me to provide full answers and feedback face to face. This is an excellent way of troubleshooting any problem areas and, in addition to this, if it's a tricky area for the student then having an explanation beyond the couple of words that a mark scheme can offer is extremely helpful. A combination of spec centred, in depth teaching and plenty of exam practice is almost guaranteed to boost your grade!

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Angela Student

17 Jan

Harriet is extremely helpful and amazing. She has helped me a lot with my university application. She has given my useful feedback for my personal statement as well as my interviews for vet school. Her tips were very useful and gained me an offer in my dream vet school! Glad that I had found her for help :)

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Laura Student

20 Sep, 2018

Absolutely amazing first session, Harriet was well prepared and had really good tips. Best biology lesson ever :)

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Maia Student

26 Aug, 2018

I started my GCSE biology tutorials with Harriet in a panic as I was worried about not finishing the course on time. I have now finished my GCSE being 30 marks over the A* grade boundary. She always makes the tutorials fun and makes sure that we thoroughly cover any topics I struggle with, incorporating going through the specification in detail and reviewing my knowledge by going through past paper questions, both during tutorials and in extra homework if I felt like I needed it. She makes sure that we are covering exactly what I wanted to go over, making the most of our sessions. Although I reached out to Harriet for biology tutorials, she also helped me with any physics or chemistry that I was having trouble with and cleared up any issues. I would definitely recommend Harriet to anyone needing help in any subject she teaches. Although I am not taking biology next year I will miss our tutorials!

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Deborah Parent from Glasgow Lesson review 3 Jun '18, 11:30

3 Jun, 2018

Harriet has been supporting my son in AS Level Biology. His confidence and understanding has greatly improved since he started working with her. We'll definitely be continuing with Harriet next year. Her approach is friendly yet professional. She has never let us down responds promptly to messages which is a real bonus. I would highly recommend her.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
Classical CivilisationA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
MathsA-level (AS)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£36 /hr
BiologyGCSE£36 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£36 /hr
ScienceGCSE£36 /hr
Maths13 Plus£36 /hr
Science13 Plus£36 /hr
Maths11 Plus£36 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£36 /hr
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)University£38 /hr
BiologyUniversity£38 /hr

Questions Harriet has answered

What is aerobic respiration and why is it important in the human body?

Aerobic respiration is the process by which energy is released from glucose in the presence of oxygen (as indicated by the word 'aerobic'). While in reality it is a complex, multi-step series of reactions controlled by enzymes (so called "biological catalysts") it can be summarised in the following equation: glucose + oxygen --> carbon dioxide + water (+ energy) This process is occurring in the cells of your body right now - more specifically in the mitochondria. The mitochondria are organelles sometimes referred to as the 'power house' of the cell and, as you might expect, the number of mitochondria found inside a cell is proportional to the energy demands of the tissue that the cell is part of. Almost all cells have mitochondria (a notable exception being Red Blood Cells) to provide them with the energy that they need to carry out basic cellular functions such as protein production and active transport (the movement of a substance against its concentration gradient using energy). However in tissues with high metabolic activity such as the liver there needs to be more to keep up with all of the demands of the cell. If there is too little Oxygen present, anaerobic respiration might occur. This is a less efficient method of energy release than aerobic respiration because oxygen is involved in a key, energy releasing step in the process of respiration. When this step cannot occur (such as when there is limited oxygen) an alternate pathway is taken which leads to a small amount of energy being released along with (in the case of humans and non-human animals) lactic acid. Aerobic respiration is the process by which energy is released from glucose in the presence of oxygen (as indicated by the word 'aerobic'). While in reality it is a complex, multi-step series of reactions controlled by enzymes (so called "biological catalysts") it can be summarised in the following equation: glucose + oxygen --> carbon dioxide + water (+ energy) This process is occurring in the cells of your body right now - more specifically in the mitochondria. The mitochondria are organelles sometimes referred to as the 'power house' of the cell and, as you might expect, the number of mitochondria found inside a cell is proportional to the energy demands of the tissue that the cell is part of. Almost all cells have mitochondria (a notable exception being Red Blood Cells) to provide them with the energy that they need to carry out basic cellular functions such as protein production and active transport (the movement of a substance against its concentration gradient using energy). However in tissues with high metabolic activity such as the liver there needs to be more to keep up with all of the demands of the cell. If there is too little Oxygen present, anaerobic respiration might occur. This is a less efficient method of energy release than aerobic respiration because oxygen is involved in a key, energy releasing step in the process of respiration. When this step cannot occur (such as when there is limited oxygen) an alternate pathway is taken which leads to a small amount of energy being released along with (in the case of humans and non-human animals) lactic acid.

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