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Rachael Wood

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Hi, I'm Rachael

I have tutored friends and neighbours virtually my whole life although only formally for a while in New Zealand while I was waiting to come to UK. I have a PhD in Biochemical Engineering and my undergraduate degree was in Chemical and Process Engineering. Always open to a free chat about engineering and science as a career option if anyone has questions.

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University College London (UCL)

PhD in Biochemical Engineering - Pass (2014 - 2018)

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Asked by James

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What is a metaphor that uses school?
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β€˜Navigating high school is a jungle’ ie it is hard to navigate your way through high school.

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What stars or planets are bigger than the Sun?
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In the milky way there are several stars that are bigger than our sun. Examples include Sirius A (the dog star), Betelgeuse and Canis Majoris.

Asked by James

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How far is a parsec?
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A parsec is about 3.36 light years. One light year is the distance light can travel in a vacuum in a year. So a parsec translates to roughly 19 tril...Learn more

Asked by Richard

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What organ functions as both an endocrine and exocrine organ?
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There are several organs that function as both an endocrine and exocrine organ. Examples include the liver (endo - secretes hormones such as insulin...Learn more

Asked by James

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What are dimensions of the small intestine? What are reasons to explain why the small intestine is so long, compared to the large intestine?
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The small intestine is around 6-7m long and 2.5-3cm in diameter. It is so long compared to the large intestine to allow it to absorb nutrients and d...Learn more

Asked by Richard

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What will happen if 2 organisms have overlapping niches?
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Essentially if two organisms have overlapping niches, they are brought into competition with each other. Two organisms cannot occupy the same niche ...Learn more

Asked by Sarah

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What is a Salutation?
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A salutation is a greeting. It is essentially an acknowledgement of someone arriving or leaving although is most commonly used in relation to a gree...Learn more

Asked by Tim

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What is gel electrophoresis?
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Gel electrophoresis is a method of separating out what is known as macromolecules. These include DNA, RNA and other proteins. All these different pr...Learn more

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What does symbiosis mean?
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Symbiosis is when two dIfferent living organisms interact with each other on a biological level in a close and long term environment. They are three...Learn more

Asked by Jeniffer

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Does the word "precocious" have a good or a bad connotation?
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It can have both a good and bad connotation. In a positive light, it can refer to a child who is intelligent and aware of what is happening around t...Learn more

Asked by Sarah

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Is there is another word for parentheses or brackets? For some reason, I think it starts with the letter g?
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So you have parenthesis/ brackets (), which were originally called crotchets. [] are originally called square brackets! I can’t find the symbol on m...Learn more

Asked by James

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Why are veins important?
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The veins carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart and lungs for reoxygenation. The arteries carry blood and the oxygen riding on the red blood ce...Learn more