Filip S.

Filip S.

£30 /hr

Chemistry (Integrated Masters) - St Andrews University

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About me

Hi! I'm a Chemistry student in St Andrews and I really love my subject, because it describes almost every area of everyday life and gives me that 'aha!' feeling when I get to undersatand something new :) I did the IB myself, but I'm also familiar with GCSE and A levels specifications and will be happy to help you with these. I have strong background in Physics and Maths as well, so I tutor them at GCSE level.


My goal is to go over a topic you don't understand step by step to make sure you do understand it and not just memorise things you don't really get. I always have some problems for you to solve (ideally from past papers) so that you can immediatly see what kind of questions about that particular topic you can expect. I'll also be really happy to see you regularly and help you achieve your dream grade. I put a great emphasis on past papers, as knowing the structure and exact requirements of your exam is a big part of your grade.

Hi! I'm a Chemistry student in St Andrews and I really love my subject, because it describes almost every area of everyday life and gives me that 'aha!' feeling when I get to undersatand something new :) I did the IB myself, but I'm also familiar with GCSE and A levels specifications and will be happy to help you with these. I have strong background in Physics and Maths as well, so I tutor them at GCSE level.


My goal is to go over a topic you don't understand step by step to make sure you do understand it and not just memorise things you don't really get. I always have some problems for you to solve (ideally from past papers) so that you can immediatly see what kind of questions about that particular topic you can expect. I'll also be really happy to see you regularly and help you achieve your dream grade. I put a great emphasis on past papers, as knowing the structure and exact requirements of your exam is a big part of your grade.

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Ideally I would like to know in advance what topic or topics you want to cover (or if you need full exam preparation, which topics do think are the most difficult for you).

I'm not a fan of just telling you everything about a topic, so I will ask you some of questions about it (and so will you), trying to direct you towards the right answers. I think this 'interactive' approach is really stimulating and helps you deeply understand what you're studying. I will also have some exam questions to go through together and will want to see you solving similar problems during our session. As practice is key, I will give you a tiny homework and I'm open to discuss any problems you encounter while doing it. After several sessions I tend to briefly come back to previously studied topics. Seeing the way you attempt solving problems connected to these topics lets me see how much you remember.

Ideally I would like to know in advance what topic or topics you want to cover (or if you need full exam preparation, which topics do think are the most difficult for you).

I'm not a fan of just telling you everything about a topic, so I will ask you some of questions about it (and so will you), trying to direct you towards the right answers. I think this 'interactive' approach is really stimulating and helps you deeply understand what you're studying. I will also have some exam questions to go through together and will want to see you solving similar problems during our session. As practice is key, I will give you a tiny homework and I'm open to discuss any problems you encounter while doing it. After several sessions I tend to briefly come back to previously studied topics. Seeing the way you attempt solving problems connected to these topics lets me see how much you remember.

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Will Student Lesson review 19 Jan, 17:30

19 Jan

Great teaching - patient and well explained.

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Pragya Student Lesson review 28 Dec '18, 09:00

28 Dec, 2018

the explanations were helpful

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Dina Parent from Dubai

5 Dec, 2018

Filip is a brilliant, well prepared tutor. He is so flexible regarding the time of tutoring. I highly recommend him.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
PhysicsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
GeographyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
PolishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
EnglishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
ChemistryA Level£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
MathsGCSE£30 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£30 /hr
ChemistryIB£30 /hr

Questions Filip has answered

What is the ionisation energy trend as we go down the group and across the period?

Ionisation energy decreases down the group. This is because the atomic radii also inrease down the group, making the removal of an electron from the valence shell of an atom easier, as electrons located further away form the nucleus aren't attracted by it as strongly as those on shells closer to the nucleus.Across the period ionisation energy increases, because every consecutive element has one more proton in its nucleus (also called 'increase in nuclear charge') and consequently attracts valence electrons more strongly, making the removal of an electron from the outer shell more difficult.Ionisation energy decreases down the group. This is because the atomic radii also inrease down the group, making the removal of an electron from the valence shell of an atom easier, as electrons located further away form the nucleus aren't attracted by it as strongly as those on shells closer to the nucleus.Across the period ionisation energy increases, because every consecutive element has one more proton in its nucleus (also called 'increase in nuclear charge') and consequently attracts valence electrons more strongly, making the removal of an electron from the outer shell more difficult.

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