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Degree: Biological Science (Molecular Ecology) (Doctorate) - Exeter University
I am currently a PhD researcher at the University of Exeter. I am a Zoologist by training and my work focuses on evolutionary ecology and wildlife population genetics.
Nature and the living world has always been my driving passion and as such I have a lifelong love of Biology.
I am very friendly and patient and I really enjoy helping others to succeed. I have been involved with peer mentoring and tutoring schemes throughout my secondary and university education.
As well as my active research, part of my role at the University is to facilitate the learning of undergraduates. I have gained specific training to this end and would love to be able to put these acquired skills to use in helping you to attain the best marks possible!!
All of my sessions will be tailored to the individual needs of the tutee. The topics and the pace at which they are covered will depend entirely on how comfortable you feel with an area of the curriculum.
I will use all of the varied methods available to me to make sure that the sessions are as engaging as possible and I hope to help you understand the core concepts at hand, rather than just learn lists of information. All of our sessions will be Fun, Engaging, Relaxed and Rewarding.
Feel free to drop me a WebMail or book a Meet-the-Tutor session, we can discuss the results you want to achieve and make a plan together about how best to achieve them.
I look forward to hearing from you!
|Biology||A Level||£22 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£22 /hr|
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Populations naturally vary. (Think of how people in your class vary in height, weight and other features)
This variation is brought about by inheritance of genetic material from parents.
In organisms that reproduce sexually, 50% of an individuals genetic make up is inherited from each of its parents. These two separate sources of genetic code recombine during development to form a new, unique code.
The process isn't perfect, and often results in mistakes in the new code, these are called Mutations. Often mutations go unnoticed, however they can sometimes mean that the physical traits of an individual are different from those of the previous generation.
If these changes make the individual better at surviving in its enviroment it is likely to be more successful when it comes to reproducing and passing on its own genes. Therefore, more of the individuals in the following generation will have the favourable trait.
They too will fare better than those that do not possess the trait, and so will have more offspring of their own. The favourable trait therefore becomes more prevelent in subsequent generations until it is the norm for that population.see more