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Matthew Cotton

Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

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Hi, I'm Matthew

Six years experience as an A-level Chemistry and Biology tutor. 4th Year Graduate Entry Medical student with an MSc in neuroscience. Previously worked as a pharmaceutical communications consultant, so trained to convey complex topics in manageable ways Also provide GCSE STEM subject tutoring. Experienced agency worker as a medical school entry specialist. Over 50 personal statements edited previously Average student gains 1.5 grades at A-level over 3 months. Happy to discuss plans of action and session arrangements. Love helping people achieve there best! Student testimonials: “Matt is an amazing tutor, he really makes the hardest topics accessible. I really feel like I’ve got a good chance of getting the grades now.” Sally S. - medical school applicant “After our sessions my teachers have noticed a big difference, I’ve even won certificates for being able to teach the class ...Learn more

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Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Graduate Entry Medicine - Currently on track for 75% (2017 - now)

University of Southampton

Epigenetics - 1:1 (2015 - 2016)

University of Southampton

Biomedical Science - 1:1 (2012 - 2015)

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Asked by Micheal

Biology 🌱
Can anyone please tell me the definition of Meiosis?
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Matthew Cotton

Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

Hi Michael, I hope this helps. Meiosis is a specialised type of cell division that occur when one cell divides into four cells, each with half the ...Learn more

Asked by Richard

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What type of blood do each of the umbilical blood vessels carry?
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Matthew Cotton

Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

Hi Richard, good question! So inside the umbilical cord there are two arteries and one vein. Unusually the vein actually carries oxygenated blood. ...Learn more

Asked by Audrey

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How does pulse differ from blood pressure?
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Matthew Cotton

Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

Hi Audrey, good question. Your blood pressure is a measurement of the force the blood is being passed through the blood vessels. It is measured as ...Learn more

Asked by Jeniffer

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What is the function of the simple columnar epithelium?
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Matthew Cotton

Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

Hi Jeniffer, this question really depends on the location of the epithelium, however generally they provide: - a barrier to external molecules and ...Learn more

Asked by Audrey

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If neurons in the central nervous system lack centrioles and are unable to divide, how do brain tumors develop?
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Matthew Cotton

Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

Hi Audrey, There are more than one type of cell in the brain, these include astrocytes, microglia and other structural cells. Whilst the neurons do...Learn more