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Hi there! I'm Charlie and I'm studying Natural Sciences at Durham University, specialising in Chemistry and Earth Sciences. The reason I chose to do these subjects was because I love the combination of science in it's purest form, alongside the more engaging real world applications. My long term goal is to become a weather forecaster! 

Apart from my degree, I teach street dance, play for my college women's rugby team and generally try to make the most of university societies.

At school, not only did I want to get excellent grades, but also had to balance my studies alongside all the sport I play, and other extracurricular I was involved in. In short, I can completely empathise with students who are finding it difficult, and I believe I can help. Tutoring is a fantastic way to give your studies a boost, and help you to master even the trickiest of concepts.

I have over 2 years of tutoring experience with MyTutor, and have loved every second! Please don't hesistate to contact me with any tutoring requests, big or small.

Hi there! I'm Charlie and I'm studying Natural Sciences at Durham University, specialising in Chemistry and Earth Sciences. The reason I chose to do these subjects was because I love the combination of science in it's purest form, alongside the more engaging real world applications. My long term goal is to become a weather forecaster! 

Apart from my degree, I teach street dance, play for my college women's rugby team and generally try to make the most of university societies.

At school, not only did I want to get excellent grades, but also had to balance my studies alongside all the sport I play, and other extracurricular I was involved in. In short, I can completely empathise with students who are finding it difficult, and I believe I can help. Tutoring is a fantastic way to give your studies a boost, and help you to master even the trickiest of concepts.

I have over 2 years of tutoring experience with MyTutor, and have loved every second! Please don't hesistate to contact me with any tutoring requests, big or small.

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About my sessions

No two students are the same, so I try to make sure no two of my tutorials are the same! I like to work out how my students learn best, and tailor my tutorials to those needs. Having said that, I try to ensure that all my sessions are memorable, engaging and informative.

At the start of every tutorial I will recap the previous session, before moving on to some new content or some exam style questions. I learn best through repetition, so I try and bring some of this into the classroom. I place a lot of focus on key words and phrases and drawing clear diagrams, as understanding these put you in a great position to perform well in exams. Becoming familliar with exam style questions also helps avoid any panics in the exam room.

In terms of achieving goals, it is all about taking baby steps. You can't expect to learn the entire course overnight and truly understand it, as nice as that would be! Understanding small portions of content is far more important that memorising, as application is a key part of A Level exams.

No two students are the same, so I try to make sure no two of my tutorials are the same! I like to work out how my students learn best, and tailor my tutorials to those needs. Having said that, I try to ensure that all my sessions are memorable, engaging and informative.

At the start of every tutorial I will recap the previous session, before moving on to some new content or some exam style questions. I learn best through repetition, so I try and bring some of this into the classroom. I place a lot of focus on key words and phrases and drawing clear diagrams, as understanding these put you in a great position to perform well in exams. Becoming familliar with exam style questions also helps avoid any panics in the exam room.

In terms of achieving goals, it is all about taking baby steps. You can't expect to learn the entire course overnight and truly understand it, as nice as that would be! Understanding small portions of content is far more important that memorising, as application is a key part of A Level exams.

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December 11 2016

excellent tutor, highly recommended

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November 12 2016

always excellent

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October 16 2016

Excellent in all respects

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
MathsA-level (A2)A*
GeographyA-level (A2)A*

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ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
GeographyGCSE£24 /hr

Questions Charlotte has answered

Contrast the housing found in the "Inner City" region of a British town to the housing found in the "Suburbs"\? (GCSE Question)

Houses in the Inner City were normally built in the Victorian era/ pre WW1 and so reflect the requirements of housing at these times. They are normally terraced houses located on long, straight roads in a grid system, with small gardens so to fit as many houses as possible into a small space. In most cases, these houses will open straight out onto the pavement, with minimal front gardens. Houses could be 3 or even 4 stories tall, so to accomodate multiple families during the rural-urban migrations occuring during the industrial revolution.

In contrast, suburbian housing was built post- WW2 up to the present day, where requirements were very different. 2 story, detached and semi-detached houses were more fashionable at these times as people searched for a "happy medium" between city and country. As such, suburban houses are more widely spaced, with larger gardens, parks nearby and wider streets (usually with "closes" and dead-end roads). Houses are normally larger (though not universally so) but most certainly have larger rooms. Driveways and garages allow for greater car-ownership during this period. 

Houses in the Inner City were normally built in the Victorian era/ pre WW1 and so reflect the requirements of housing at these times. They are normally terraced houses located on long, straight roads in a grid system, with small gardens so to fit as many houses as possible into a small space. In most cases, these houses will open straight out onto the pavement, with minimal front gardens. Houses could be 3 or even 4 stories tall, so to accomodate multiple families during the rural-urban migrations occuring during the industrial revolution.

In contrast, suburbian housing was built post- WW2 up to the present day, where requirements were very different. 2 story, detached and semi-detached houses were more fashionable at these times as people searched for a "happy medium" between city and country. As such, suburban houses are more widely spaced, with larger gardens, parks nearby and wider streets (usually with "closes" and dead-end roads). Houses are normally larger (though not universally so) but most certainly have larger rooms. Driveways and garages allow for greater car-ownership during this period. 

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2 years ago

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How do CFC's damage the Ozone Layer?

CFC's (Chloroflourocarbons) are pretty inert at ground level, but can harm the Ozone layer in the Stratosphere by catalysing it's destruction.

In the first stage, a CFC reacts with UV radiation to form a Chlorine Radical (which has an unpaired electron).

CCl2F2 + UV --> CClF+ Cl* 

In the second stage, that Chlorine Radical reacts with Ozone to produce Oxygen Gas and Chlorine Oxide.

Cl* + O--> O2 + *ClO

This is the actual destruction of Ozone. However the real problems are caused by the next stage.

In stage 3, ClO reacts with an Oxygen radical to produce more Oxygen gas and the initial Chlorine Radical.

*ClO + *O* --> O2 + Cl*

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It reacts with Ozone (it just depends on which it happens to collide with in the atmosphere). The Chlorine Radical is still reformed this way.

*ClO +O3 --> 2O2 + Cl*

As you can see, the Clorine Radical doing all the damage is regenerated. This means that one CFC molecules can destroy lots of Ozone and this is why the issue is so vast.

CFC's (Chloroflourocarbons) are pretty inert at ground level, but can harm the Ozone layer in the Stratosphere by catalysing it's destruction.

In the first stage, a CFC reacts with UV radiation to form a Chlorine Radical (which has an unpaired electron).

CCl2F2 + UV --> CClF+ Cl* 

In the second stage, that Chlorine Radical reacts with Ozone to produce Oxygen Gas and Chlorine Oxide.

Cl* + O--> O2 + *ClO

This is the actual destruction of Ozone. However the real problems are caused by the next stage.

In stage 3, ClO reacts with an Oxygen radical to produce more Oxygen gas and the initial Chlorine Radical.

*ClO + *O* --> O2 + Cl*

OR/ 

It reacts with Ozone (it just depends on which it happens to collide with in the atmosphere). The Chlorine Radical is still reformed this way.

*ClO +O3 --> 2O2 + Cl*

As you can see, the Clorine Radical doing all the damage is regenerated. This means that one CFC molecules can destroy lots of Ozone and this is why the issue is so vast.

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2 years ago

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How is the structure of Sodium Chloride different to that of Diamond?

Sodium Chloride is an ionic compound which, when formed, exists as a 3D giant "cube based" ionic lattice with 6-6 coordination. In this lattice, each sodium ion (positive ion) is surrounded by 6 chlorine ions (negative ions) to which it is ionically bonded. The sodium ion is attracted to the chlorine ion by electrostatic forces (caused by opposing charges).

In contrast, Diamond is a covalently bonded form of Carbon in the form of a 3D giant tetrahedral covalent structure. Each carbon atom is covalently bonded to 4 other carbon atoms and there are no charges or ions. The covalent bonds are formed by the donation of an electron from each atom to form a pair of electrons. These electrons are attracted to the positive nuclei of both bonding atoms, holding them together. 

So in conclusion:

Sodium Chloride is: an IONIC LATTICE, based around a series of CUBES, with 2 DIFFERENT ELEMENTS- Sodium and Chlorine. Each ion is bonded to 6 others.

Diamond is: a COVALENT LATTICE, based around a TETRAHEDRAL STRUCTURE, with only 1 ELEMENT involved (Carbon). Each atom is bonded to 4 others.

Sodium Chloride is an ionic compound which, when formed, exists as a 3D giant "cube based" ionic lattice with 6-6 coordination. In this lattice, each sodium ion (positive ion) is surrounded by 6 chlorine ions (negative ions) to which it is ionically bonded. The sodium ion is attracted to the chlorine ion by electrostatic forces (caused by opposing charges).

In contrast, Diamond is a covalently bonded form of Carbon in the form of a 3D giant tetrahedral covalent structure. Each carbon atom is covalently bonded to 4 other carbon atoms and there are no charges or ions. The covalent bonds are formed by the donation of an electron from each atom to form a pair of electrons. These electrons are attracted to the positive nuclei of both bonding atoms, holding them together. 

So in conclusion:

Sodium Chloride is: an IONIC LATTICE, based around a series of CUBES, with 2 DIFFERENT ELEMENTS- Sodium and Chlorine. Each ion is bonded to 6 others.

Diamond is: a COVALENT LATTICE, based around a TETRAHEDRAL STRUCTURE, with only 1 ELEMENT involved (Carbon). Each atom is bonded to 4 others.

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