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Degree: Marine and Freshwater Biology (Masters) - Glasgow University
Hi, I'm Martin and I am a MSci Marine and Freshwater undergraduate from Glasgow University. At the moment I am working on benthic organisms at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban.
I wanted to get into tutoring as it is something I have always found is a very rewarding learning experience for all involved. I have tutored for family and friends previously and I enjoy taking a subject which I am passionate about and helping others understand and hopefully appreciate it like I do. My background is mainly in Animal Biology but I have also previously studied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.
I aim for my sessions to be engaging and invloved and will try to use a variety of methods to help your undestanding, but it's mainly about you and what you want from them.
I am open to being quite flexible with my sessions. Ultimately I want you to get what you need from them. Whether that be in depth covering of a specific topic our just improving your overall understanding and confidence in a subject.
That's About It
So that's a bit about me and what you can expect from my sessions. I am a friendly, approachable guy and I hope to provide an interesting and fun way to learn more about science.
Thanks and I look forward to meeting you.
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Chemistry||A Level||£20 /hr|
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