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Degree: Biological Sciences with Foundation (Bachelors) - Durham University

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Hello,

My name is Ben and I am a first year student studying Biological Sciences (BA) at Durham University. I offer tutoring in Biology (GCSE, AS and A Level) and English, History and Resistant Materials (GCSE). Having only recently left secondary school myself, I understood the high demand and pressure students experience whilst studying. I can offer original learning and revision techniques, which are engaging and helpful.

Coming from a background where lots of family members are teachers and having had very recent experience in high schools, I am fully aware that each student will have different exam boards for their subjects and these involve different material to cover. Because of this, I will adapt my tutoring style and technique to individual students to suit their methods of learning and their particular exam board. Students usually like their sessions to be focused on a particular area, so please highlight this beforehand and I will prepare relevant material in advance of the session.

I am a friendly, approachable and engaging tutor who is always willing to go the extra mile for students. I am very enthusiastic about my subjects and I am also extremely motivated to help students reach their full potential.

Availability: I am available from 3pm onwards on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and mornings (8-12) and evenings (7-9) on Thursdays and Fridays. I am also available over most of the weekend. I can be very flexible with my time, so please do not hesitate to contact me with regards to a more suitable time for you.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £18 /hr
Design & Technology GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
Science GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA*
Design and Technology: Resistant MaterialsA-LevelA*
HistoryA-LevelA
English LiteratureA-LevelA
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What is division of labour within a cell?

'Division of labour' is a term that describes the specialised functions of cell organelles which come together to ensure the cell is capable of surviving as well as performing it's role in the body. For example, beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for releasing insulin into the bloodstr...

'Division of labour' is a term that describes the specialised functions of cell organelles which come together to ensure the cell is capable of surviving as well as performing it's role in the body. For example, beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for releasing insulin into the bloodstream. In order for the beta cells to release insulin, there must be an effective 'division of labour' in the cell. Firstly, the gene fo insulin undergoes 'transcription' in the Nucleus and the subsequent mRNA molecule leaves the Nucleus through nuclear pores. Ribosomes attached to the Rough ER then synthesise the insulin from the mRNA template (a process known as translation). The insulin proteins are then transported in vesicles to the golgi appartus, where they may be modified slightly with the addition of a carbohydrate, or simply packaged into vesicles once again. The insulin is then navigated in the vesicles to the plasma membrane of the cell, where it is secreted via exocytosis.

This example of division of labour shows how the Nucleus, ribosomes, Rough ER, vesicles and Golgi apparatus work in tandem to perform an essential metabolic function of the pancreas, however all organelles are involved in the division of labour within a cell as each organelle performs some kid of vital function needed for the survival of the cell as a whole.

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