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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

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"currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Balliol, Oxford (with a First at BA level). I chose Physics and Philosophy because I was keen to learn about the world, both with the tools of maths, and with the careful thought of philosophy. I find the combination endlessly fascinating; it’s such a joy swapping between the two, and I especially love their overlap in the philosophy of science. I believe a good teacher is flexible and clear in their explanations, organised in their method of teaching, and very importantly enthusiastic in their subject! That’s what has stuck with me from the great teachers I had at school. So, my approach to tutoring is to tailor our sessions exactly to your needs – whether that means fewer sessions going through longer pieces of work, or more frequent sessions going through the syllabus, making sure everything is crystal clear....Learn more

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Asked by Emma

Biology 🌱
GCSE Biology- What is the difference between nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, nitrifying-fixing bacteria and decomposing the bacteria, in regards to the nitrogen cycle?
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Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

Nitrifying bacteria: converters of soil ammonia to nitrates, compounds usable by plants. Denitrifying bacteria in the soil break down nitrates and ...Learn more

Asked by Emma

Biology 🌱
What is the nitrogen cycle?
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Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

Nitrogen is essential for the formation of amino acids in proteins. The nitrogen cycle is a model that explains how nitrogen is recycled. There's lo...Learn more

Asked by Matthew

Science 🔬
How do you make rocket fuel?
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Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

Modern rockets come in two main categories, solid fuel and liquid fuel. Liquid-fuel rockets most commonly use liquid oxygen and either kerosene or ...Learn more

Asked by Bonnie

Biology 🌱
What is meant by the term ‘differentiation’?
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Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

Cellular differentiation is the process by which a cell becomes specialised in order to perform a specific function. This can occur in the human bod...Learn more

Asked by Courtney

Applying for Medicine 👩‍⚕️
What qualifications do you need to become a pediatric nurse?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

You'd need to undertake a degree in nursing or child nursing to qualify to become a nurse. This is usually a 3 or 4 year university course

Asked by Bonnie

Biology 🌱
Describe the structure of a sperm cell and explain why it contains many mitchrondria near the tail?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

The head contains genetic information and an enzyme to help penetrate the egg cell membrane. The middle section is packed with mitochondria for ener...Learn more

Asked by Lillie

Biology 🌱
What is osmosis?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

Osmosis is a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more con...Learn more

Asked by Billy

History 🕌
How did the industrial revolution start off?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

The main features involved in the Industrial Revolution were technological, socioeconomic, and cultural. The technological changes included the foll...Learn more

Asked by Lilas

Biology 🌱
Explain the effects of smoking and obesity has on developing a cardiovascular disease?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

With regards to obesity, you'd also want to consider the impact of high circulating glucose and the impact of diabetes and it's complications, such ...Learn more

Asked by Lilas

Biology 🌱
Explain the effects of smoking and obesity has on developing a cardiovascular disease?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

This is a broad question on which many articles have been written, but a brief summary is here: Smoking: cigarettes contain a myriad of chemicals,...Learn more

Asked by Leo

Maths 💯
What is 15x - 8?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

Hi Leo, you'd have to clarify exactly what the question asks in order for this to be solved. If the question is to solve for X, you'd need to set ...Learn more

Asked by Emma

Biology 🌱
GCSE Biology- what are the names of all the bases within each strand of DNA and which ones match up with each other?
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Tony Kaffer

Currently in my final year studying Physics and Philosophy (MPhysPhil) at Oxford

DNA is compromised of 4 bases: adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. A - T G - C