Emily K. GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Biology tutor, GCSE Maths tutor

Emily K.

Currently unavailable: until 01/06/2016

Degree: Medicine with Foundation Year (Other) - Manchester University

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About Me:

I am a first year Medicine student. I really enjoyed studying Biology and Maths at A Level so would love to share my knowledge and help you to enjoy these subjects if you don’t already!

I have a cheerful, patient and calm personality and am very organised.

My Experience:

This year I taught Medical topics (such as Asthma, The Skeleton, Healthy Eating etc) to groups of Year 6 students on a weekly basis. I know how to make sessions engaging and fun by using games (bingo was a particular favourite!), pictures and quizzes.

I can explain information in multiple ways using pictures and videos to help until you feel confident that you understand and could answer questions or explain to somebody else.

I have a passion for teaching so this summer I am going to Spain teach English to 5-14 year olds. I have thought about how I can make the lessons entertaining and effective using role play for example.

My younger sister is 14 and I often help with homework as it has not been long since I was studying the same topics at school. I also give tips on how to revise and study successfully and have helped her to make revision timetables!

I also have a passion for ballet and dancing and have taught to groups of many abilities and ages in order to gain a Dance Leadership Award.    

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelA
SpanishA-LevelA
UKCATUni Admissions Test630
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

01/07/0014

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

Currently unavailable: until

01/06/2016

Questions Emily has answered

How are blood glucose levels controlled in the body?

Blood glucose is controlled by a negative feedback mechanism.  When blood glucose levels rise, this is detected by beta cells in the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. In response, they secrete insulin which opens glucose channels in the membranes of cells (especially skeletal muscle and l...

Blood glucose is controlled by a negative feedback mechanism. 

When blood glucose levels rise, this is detected by beta cells in the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. In response, they secrete insulin which opens glucose channels in the membranes of cells (especially skeletal muscle and lievr cells) to allow glucose in so blood level decreases. It also casues rate of respiration to increase and the hepatocytes (liver cells) are stimulated to do glygogenesis. This is the storing of glucose as glycogen in order to reduce blood glucose level.

When blood glucose level falls to low this is detected by the alpha cells also in the Islets of Langerhans. In response they secrete glucagon into the blood which has an opposite effect to insulin. It decreases the cells permeability to glucose so it can remain in the blood. It also stimulates the hepatocytes to do glycogenolysis (the hydrolysis of glycogen to glucose) and gluconeogenesis (the production of glucose from fatty acids, glycerol and amino acids). These responses lead to an increase in blood glucose.

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