Samuel A.

Samuel A.

£24 - £26 /hr

Medicine (Bachelors) - University College London University

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About me

Hello! My name is Samuel A. and I'm now in my second year at UCL medical school in London!

Obviously with studying medicine I am consistently going over Biology/Chemistry and so have a good knowledge for these subjects. At IGCSE I got well into the A* bracket for both and then doing the IB (international baccalaureate) at Sevenoaks School I also achieved the top mark in both (a 7). I think these marks are important because it shows I understand the syllabus and how to achieve top marks. I have previous experience of tutoring and the students I have taught previously have gone on to achieve A* at GCSE level in the sciences. At A level/IB/GCSE I do believe the most important thing is understanding the content. Once you do properly understand the topic, you will be prepared to answer any question on it. For example, once you fully understand the topic of atomic structure in Chemistry, you should be able to describe the atomic strucuture of most elements in the periodic table (so no matter what they throw at you in the exam, you will feel confident). The main thing I'm looking to try help with is proper understanding of everything in the syllabus and to explain things.

I also tutor in medical preparation, with this including interview practice, personal statment help, advice on various parts of the application process and help with the BMAT/UKCAT.  These parts are all essential for getting into medical school.

Hello! My name is Samuel A. and I'm now in my second year at UCL medical school in London!

Obviously with studying medicine I am consistently going over Biology/Chemistry and so have a good knowledge for these subjects. At IGCSE I got well into the A* bracket for both and then doing the IB (international baccalaureate) at Sevenoaks School I also achieved the top mark in both (a 7). I think these marks are important because it shows I understand the syllabus and how to achieve top marks. I have previous experience of tutoring and the students I have taught previously have gone on to achieve A* at GCSE level in the sciences. At A level/IB/GCSE I do believe the most important thing is understanding the content. Once you do properly understand the topic, you will be prepared to answer any question on it. For example, once you fully understand the topic of atomic structure in Chemistry, you should be able to describe the atomic strucuture of most elements in the periodic table (so no matter what they throw at you in the exam, you will feel confident). The main thing I'm looking to try help with is proper understanding of everything in the syllabus and to explain things.

I also tutor in medical preparation, with this including interview practice, personal statment help, advice on various parts of the application process and help with the BMAT/UKCAT.  These parts are all essential for getting into medical school.

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About my sessions

The structure of my lessons will be primarily based upon the syllabus. By going through the syllabus topic by topic it's easy to ensure everything is covered and that the right amount of detail is covered (it will specifically say in the syllabus how much detail they want for each topic). Whilst going through the syllabus, it's obviously important to test throughout, and so I will prepare practice questions/past paper questions for my students to do and for me to mark and provide feedback on. I think doing both these things side by side is the key to success. Learning knowledge and making sure you know HOW to answer the questions. It can often be frustrating for students when they know all the knowledge but don't write down particular things that will score them marks, that's where I hopefully can come in (helping with exam technique). 

It's also important to be enthusiastic and encouraging, and I believe I am!

The structure of my lessons will be primarily based upon the syllabus. By going through the syllabus topic by topic it's easy to ensure everything is covered and that the right amount of detail is covered (it will specifically say in the syllabus how much detail they want for each topic). Whilst going through the syllabus, it's obviously important to test throughout, and so I will prepare practice questions/past paper questions for my students to do and for me to mark and provide feedback on. I think doing both these things side by side is the key to success. Learning knowledge and making sure you know HOW to answer the questions. It can often be frustrating for students when they know all the knowledge but don't write down particular things that will score them marks, that's where I hopefully can come in (helping with exam technique). 

It's also important to be enthusiastic and encouraging, and I believe I am!

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Nowak Parent from Essen

8 Dec

Sam explains everything in detail and manages to explain complex theories to me in simple steps. He is very patient, well structured, and good at explaining. I really like the lessons and feel like I am learning a lot through them. The lessons are thorough and detailed and help me feel well prepared for my IB.

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Nowak Parent from Essen

25 Nov

Amazing explanation of hybridization

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Vijay Parent from Edgware Lesson review 9 Dec '17, 09:30

11 Dec, 2017

excellent

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Oliver Student Lesson review 14 Nov '17, 13:45

14 Nov, 2017

amazing tutor, would definitely highly recommend.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
EconomicsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
GermanInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
EnglishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyGCSE£24 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
MathsGCSE£24 /hr
BiologyIB£26 /hr
ChemistryIB£26 /hr
Medical School PreparationMentoring£26 /hr

Questions Samuel has answered

How does the structure of the kidney relate to its function?

The kidney consists of a huge number of functional units called nephrons. Each nephron has multiple sub-structures within it that relate to the kidney's overall function.  Glomerulus - A dense network of capillaries which are under very high pressure and filter out small molecules from the blood into the bowmans capsule via a process called ultrafiltration. Only small molecules such as glucose and water are filtered out and not large molceules such as proteins, due to multiple barriers such as the basement membrane which only allow small molecules to pass through them.  Proximal convuluted tubule - The main site of re-absorption. Most glucose, water, salts and small amino acids are absorbed here back into the blood via villi (with a high surface area) in a similar way to the way the gut absorbs them through villi.  The loop of Henle - Facilitates water reabsorption back into the blood by pumping out NaCl into the medulla. Water then follows by osmosis.  Collecting duct - The final stage of the nephron. The collecting duct responds to hormones such as ADH and helps with osmoregulation of the blood. When ADH is secreted from the pituitary gland in response to low water in the blood, aquaporins open up in the collecting duct, allowing more water to re-enter the blood via osmosis and re-raise blood water levels.  The kidney consists of a huge number of functional units called nephrons. Each nephron has multiple sub-structures within it that relate to the kidney's overall function.  Glomerulus - A dense network of capillaries which are under very high pressure and filter out small molecules from the blood into the bowmans capsule via a process called ultrafiltration. Only small molecules such as glucose and water are filtered out and not large molceules such as proteins, due to multiple barriers such as the basement membrane which only allow small molecules to pass through them.  Proximal convuluted tubule - The main site of re-absorption. Most glucose, water, salts and small amino acids are absorbed here back into the blood via villi (with a high surface area) in a similar way to the way the gut absorbs them through villi.  The loop of Henle - Facilitates water reabsorption back into the blood by pumping out NaCl into the medulla. Water then follows by osmosis.  Collecting duct - The final stage of the nephron. The collecting duct responds to hormones such as ADH and helps with osmoregulation of the blood. When ADH is secreted from the pituitary gland in response to low water in the blood, aquaporins open up in the collecting duct, allowing more water to re-enter the blood via osmosis and re-raise blood water levels. 

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