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MCAD Deficiency

MCAD, the enzymeThere are four mitochondrial enzymes that are essential in the Beta-Oxidation...
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Your time starts NOW! 13 steps to exam success!

Read every question carefully, including looking in detail at any diagrams, graphs and...
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Advice for GCSE Revision

Advice for GCSE Exam Revision 1.Use GCSE revision guides - these books usually highlight the...
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Let's Breathe Some Fresh Air

RESPIRATIONDistinction between breathing, gaseous exchange and respiration :- Breathing is the...

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  • Your time starts NOW! 13 steps to exam success!

    Kingston Simon GCSE Biology Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Read every question carefully, including looking in detail at any diagrams, graphs and tables. Underline or circle key science words in the question. Make sure you understand the meaning of the command words in the questions, e.g. ‘describe’ (give the main features), ‘explain’ (give...
  • Science is the most important school subject.

    Saba Mohsin GCSE Biology Tutor (Twickenham) Picture Science is the most important school subject. “Is the Earth round?”  “Why do we need air?” People from the ages have asked endless questions and nearly all have been answered by science. Science is an important school subject, essential for school students to take. It is in fact the...
  • Advantages of Online Tuition.

    GCSE Biology Tutor (North London) Picture Welcome to the world of Online Tuition! When I elected to have my now 20-year-old son home tutored at age 11, (leaving Primary school and for a variety of personal reasons) my options were pretty limited in terms of the alternative provision I could provide for him. As a teacher myself I did...

 

  • Science and inspiration

    GCSE Biology Tutor (South East London) Picture Science can and should be inspiring! For inspiration, who better to turn to than: Tom Lehrer - 'The Elements': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcS3NOQnsQM James D. Watson and Francis Crick (played by Jeff Goldblum and Tim Pigott-Smith) - 'Life Story':...
  • MCAD Deficiency

    Anmol Patel GCSE Biology Tutor (Bromley) Picture MCAD, the enzymeThere are four mitochondrial enzymes that are essential in the Beta-Oxidation Cycle. In this process, medium chain fatty acids, with lengths of four to fourteen carbon atoms, are broken down into Acetyl Co-A, a two-carbon molecule (1). The Acetyl Co-A can then join the TCA cycle,...
  • What Makes Biology Interesting?

    GCSE Biology Tutor (Harrow) Picture The answer would be a subjective statement (opinion) and not the type of objective information that science relies on and strives for. However, when studying science at school, both of these are important! You have to know the facts in order to successfully complete the course and pass exams,...