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Degree: Chemistry (Doctorate) - Cambridge University

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About me

Hi there! My name is Steve, and 2 years ago I moved from Edinburgh to Cambridge to pursue a PhD in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Cambridge. I graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Chemistry from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, with a dissertation project specialising in astrochemistry (involving the study of the formation of molecules in interstellar space). I completed my Mphil (masters by research) at the University of Cambrigde before embarking on a PhD. My current project specialises in studying the formation of organic aerosol in the atmosphere and their affect on human health. I have a pretty easy going attitude and I am easy to get along with. My hobbies include (but are not limited to) playing guitar (I am currently in a band, frequently playing across the south of England), football, rowing and skiing.

Previous Tutoring Experience 

I have now been providing personal tuiton for 2 years, through various channels that involve face-to-face tuition. The level of this has varied from GCSE to final year university, so I have now dealt with a wide variety of students, with varying levels of confidence and ability.

I have been demonstrating to 2nd year Cambridge Natural science students in the laboratory for 2 years now; in this time I have managed to significantly improve my ability to communicate science in a manner that is easy to comprehend. I also take "supervisions" at the university, which is effectively a tutorial session where I teach 3-4 students. I have supervised 1st year to 3rd year students at the University. Teaching at this level has again drastically improved my teaching ability, and I hope to bring my experience to my tutor web.

The Sessions

I view myself as an easy-going guy, and I aim to bring this into the tuition sessions. I believe that a supportive learning environment is the most effective one, so as the tutee progresses and becomes more comfrotable with the learning material, I will be sure to support this and provide positive feedback. I also have a real passion for science; in my experience, tutee's are a lot more willing to learn and develop their knowledge if the tutor is themself enthusiastic, and genreally positive in their approach to teaching. 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Chemistry A Level £26 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £24 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
ChemistryBachelors Degree1st
ChemistryMasters Degree1st
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5from 1 customer review

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Questions Steven has answered

Explain in general terms what happens to a molecule when it absorbs a photon: (i) in the UV-visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum; (ii) in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum

(i) In general, when a molecule absorbs a UV-visible photon, an electron is promoted from one of the occupied molecular orbitals to an unoccupied molecular orbital at higher energy. (ii) In general, when a molecule absorbs a microwave photon, it is promoted from one rotational energy level to...

(i) In general, when a molecule absorbs a UV-visible photon, an electron is promoted from one of the occupied molecular orbitals to an unoccupied molecular orbital at higher energy.

(ii) In general, when a molecule absorbs a microwave photon, it is promoted from one rotational energy level to the next rotational level at higher energy; for example, from J = 0 to J = 1.

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