My name is Bethany and I am an undergraduate at the University of Exeter. I currently study English with some Biology modules.
I found my A level studies in Maths, Biology and English so interesting that I didn't want to give up any of them. Luckily the university's flexible study options have allowed me to take modules in the different subject areas that I am passionate about alongside my main study.
Why I love being a tutor and my experience:
I am eager to share my enthusiasm and knowledge to help others improve their grades in GCSE Biology and Maths.
Throughout my GCSEs and A levels I became known for my passion and ability in the Sciences, Maths and English. My friends often came to me for help with topics that they were unsure about.
I have always enjoyed studying with others and not only helping them to get an answer to a specific question, but also making sure that they understand the concept, technique or principle so that they are able to work out similar questions by themselves in the future.
With practise, and with the help of my English studies, I improved my skills in explaining techniques and wording concepts in different ways to help different people.
I have done lots of volunteering as an assistant dance teacher with The Curtis Dance Academy in Bath. Not only did this develop my communication and organisational skills, but I also realised just how much I loved being helpful and supportive.
My tutoring styles
Everyone learns differently and I'm always happy to adapt my style of teaching in order to best suit each tutee.
Usually, I explain principles with the help of drawings and diagrams. I also like to try out examples with the tutee to make sure they feel confident on how to apply the knowledge to problems.
I am very happy to look at problems that have come up in class or homework so that we can sort through them together and work out what it is that the tutee doesn't understand. I love to receive messages before tutorials so that I know which areas it will be most useful for me to focus on.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me a message!
Mitosis is the process by which cells divide and replicate themselves. It is how organisms (like humans) grow. During mitosis one cell (the parent cell) splits into two daughter cells which are identical copies of the parent cell. They are identical because the genetic information (or DNA) in the parent cell's nucleus is replicated (copied) before the cell divides.see more
Respiration is the process by which people (and other organisms) break down glucose (from sugars and charbohydrates in their food) in order to release energy. This process requires oxygen which we breath in.
Respiration occurs in almost every cell in the body because the whole body needs energy.
The energy is released in the form of a molecule called ATP which is easily broken down to provide energy when needed.
This energy can then be used for movement (muscle contractions) and other uses in the body, like making and transporting molecules.
Water and carbon dioxide (which we breath out) are also produced during respiration.
So, the chemical equation for resperation is:
glucose + oxygen --> water + carbon dioxide (+ energy)see more
Veins take blood towards the heart from the rest of the body. This is usualy deoxygenated blood because the oxygen has been taken up by respiring cells in the body. However, the pulmonary vein takes oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart ready to be pumped around the body.
Arteries take blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. This is usually oxygenated blood which is pumped around the body to provide the cells with oxygen. However the pulmonary artery takes deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs where the blood can become oxygenated.see more