Zsófia K.

Zsófia K.

£18 - £22 /hr

Psychology (Bachelors) - University College London University

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About me

Hello, I'm Sophie. I tutor Biology and Mathematics.

First of all, you don't have to have loved any subject you chose to study from the get-go. I, for example, used to be terrified of Biology. It wasn’t my type of subject at all, and I was sure I would fail. Then, I realised that I would need a background in it if I wanted to become a psychologist, so I gave it a try. In due time, I realised that it was rather enjoyable. Before secondary school, I would never have imagined taking a matriculation exam in Biology, yet here I am, tutoring it. All I'm trying to say is, don't be afraid of any subject. You might find something that's worth your while.

Mathematics, though, has always been my passion. Starting from primary school, I've always been one of the few to enjoy Maths classes. I like to think that Probability Studies and Statistics are my 'specialties'. No one I’ve asked so far likes these two, so if you have any questions regarding them, feel free to ask. But of course, I aim to help you in anything ranging from Algebra to Geometry and beyond.

I'd like to help you on your own terms, because I believe that's the key to efficient teaching. I hope to provide you with knowledge and explanations to the extent of what you need to be successful during your exams. I know that Biology and Maths are difficult subjects, but I aim to nevertheless help you understand what you need to.

I hope I can be of help. See you at the next tutoring session!

Hello, I'm Sophie. I tutor Biology and Mathematics.

First of all, you don't have to have loved any subject you chose to study from the get-go. I, for example, used to be terrified of Biology. It wasn’t my type of subject at all, and I was sure I would fail. Then, I realised that I would need a background in it if I wanted to become a psychologist, so I gave it a try. In due time, I realised that it was rather enjoyable. Before secondary school, I would never have imagined taking a matriculation exam in Biology, yet here I am, tutoring it. All I'm trying to say is, don't be afraid of any subject. You might find something that's worth your while.

Mathematics, though, has always been my passion. Starting from primary school, I've always been one of the few to enjoy Maths classes. I like to think that Probability Studies and Statistics are my 'specialties'. No one I’ve asked so far likes these two, so if you have any questions regarding them, feel free to ask. But of course, I aim to help you in anything ranging from Algebra to Geometry and beyond.

I'd like to help you on your own terms, because I believe that's the key to efficient teaching. I hope to provide you with knowledge and explanations to the extent of what you need to be successful during your exams. I know that Biology and Maths are difficult subjects, but I aim to nevertheless help you understand what you need to.

I hope I can be of help. See you at the next tutoring session!

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About my sessions

To help me prepare for lessons, I’d like to ask my students to propose a topic to discuss in advance. If you can't think of anything, though, I’m ready to go with the flow.

As for classes, I'm fully flexible. If you want, we can start them with a recap, in the form of a short questionnaire, an MCQ, or as though it were an oral exam. Afterwards, I'll try to explain what you should know about the current topic, starting from the basics and working towards more complex ideas. In my tutorials, I would like to place emphasis on terminology and examples, because I believe those are the most important.

I'll illustrate everything I say, as images often convey processes more effectively than words. For Mathematics, I'll bring problems and examples for each session, to help you get a better grasp of the practicalities. For Biology, I'll help you revise at the end of the session. If you need regular feedback and testing, I can use a technique called SRS (Spaced Repetition System), which I’ve found to be effective.

In the end, what's important is what you feel is best for you. I aim to tailor my tutoring to your needs, and to help YOU prepare for your exams. So, if you have any ideas, I'm open to discuss and implement them. In my view, you can only enjoy learning if it's done in your way, and I'm trying to create that environment for my tutees. Hope I can help you in becoming just as enthusiastic about learning as I am about teaching!

To help me prepare for lessons, I’d like to ask my students to propose a topic to discuss in advance. If you can't think of anything, though, I’m ready to go with the flow.

As for classes, I'm fully flexible. If you want, we can start them with a recap, in the form of a short questionnaire, an MCQ, or as though it were an oral exam. Afterwards, I'll try to explain what you should know about the current topic, starting from the basics and working towards more complex ideas. In my tutorials, I would like to place emphasis on terminology and examples, because I believe those are the most important.

I'll illustrate everything I say, as images often convey processes more effectively than words. For Mathematics, I'll bring problems and examples for each session, to help you get a better grasp of the practicalities. For Biology, I'll help you revise at the end of the session. If you need regular feedback and testing, I can use a technique called SRS (Spaced Repetition System), which I’ve found to be effective.

In the end, what's important is what you feel is best for you. I aim to tailor my tutoring to your needs, and to help YOU prepare for your exams. So, if you have any ideas, I'm open to discuss and implement them. In my view, you can only enjoy learning if it's done in your way, and I'm trying to create that environment for my tutees. Hope I can help you in becoming just as enthusiastic about learning as I am about teaching!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Advanced BiologyHungarian Baccalaureate5*
Advanced MathematicsHungarian Baccalaureate5*
Advanced English LanguageHungarian Baccalaureate5*
HistoryHungarian Baccalaureate5*
Hungarian Literature and LanguageHungarian Baccalaureate5*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
BiologyGCSE£18 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr
HTML and CSSMentoring£22 /hr

Questions Zsófia has answered

Could you explain to me how membranes work?

So, as the basis of all membranes, we always have a phospholipid bilayer. Phospholipids are special macromolecules that are useful for us, because they are both polar and nonpolar at the same time, or, in other words, they are amphiphilic. They are made up of hydrophobic tails, which don't like polar substances such as water and are generally fatty acids, and a hydrophilic head, a phosphate, which, true to its name, feels at its best while in a polar substance.Now, imagine that we have a cell with all its components, and we have to make a distinction between what's in the cell and what isn't. For this task, we only have a bunch of phospholipids to work with. What we do is, we make two rows of them, and make them face each other with their hydrophobic tails. This is good for us, because this way, the interior of the membrane we've just made is nonpolar, while both the exterior and the interior of the cell is polar. So, our membrane can now effectively separate the cell from the outside world due to changes in polarity, while still allowing molecules to pass through in various ways - but these are a part of another topic.So, as the basis of all membranes, we always have a phospholipid bilayer. Phospholipids are special macromolecules that are useful for us, because they are both polar and nonpolar at the same time, or, in other words, they are amphiphilic. They are made up of hydrophobic tails, which don't like polar substances such as water and are generally fatty acids, and a hydrophilic head, a phosphate, which, true to its name, feels at its best while in a polar substance.Now, imagine that we have a cell with all its components, and we have to make a distinction between what's in the cell and what isn't. For this task, we only have a bunch of phospholipids to work with. What we do is, we make two rows of them, and make them face each other with their hydrophobic tails. This is good for us, because this way, the interior of the membrane we've just made is nonpolar, while both the exterior and the interior of the cell is polar. So, our membrane can now effectively separate the cell from the outside world due to changes in polarity, while still allowing molecules to pass through in various ways - but these are a part of another topic.

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