Emily B.

Emily B.

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Earth Science (Integrated Masters) - Oxford University Alumni University

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I recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters in Earth Science (first, honours). I am taking time out to travel and gain valuable experience in teaching and working with young people, which I hope will form an important part of my future career in academia. I am excited to enthuse students to love their subjects and give them the confidence boost they often need to succeed in them too.

My most recent teaching experience was a voluntary position teaching ages 8-13 science, maths and english in India, without speaking any Hindi. I have experience in tutoring my own younger sister and friends, editing personal statements and preparing students for university interviews. Other experience with young people includes university outreach and admissions activities (ages 16-18), giving me insight into the admissions procedures at Oxbridge. In addition, I worked with 13-15 year olds during an international summer camp in Oxford.

I recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters in Earth Science (first, honours). I am taking time out to travel and gain valuable experience in teaching and working with young people, which I hope will form an important part of my future career in academia. I am excited to enthuse students to love their subjects and give them the confidence boost they often need to succeed in them too.

My most recent teaching experience was a voluntary position teaching ages 8-13 science, maths and english in India, without speaking any Hindi. I have experience in tutoring my own younger sister and friends, editing personal statements and preparing students for university interviews. Other experience with young people includes university outreach and admissions activities (ages 16-18), giving me insight into the admissions procedures at Oxbridge. In addition, I worked with 13-15 year olds during an international summer camp in Oxford.

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About my sessions

I only give lessons in subjects and to levels I am comfortable with. I am happy to help with university admissions including personal statements and interview preparation.

As a tutor I have found that many students simply need a confidence boost to be comfortable in their subject, for this reason I will focus on emphasising to the student what they do know and how to apply that knowledge. Working something out for yourself not only makes it easier to understand, but easier to remember. I also try to find analogues and examples that are more relevant than those in school textbooks! The next step to exam success is practice, so once content is covered sessions will focus on example questions.

I only give lessons in subjects and to levels I am comfortable with. I am happy to help with university admissions including personal statements and interview preparation.

As a tutor I have found that many students simply need a confidence boost to be comfortable in their subject, for this reason I will focus on emphasising to the student what they do know and how to apply that knowledge. Working something out for yourself not only makes it easier to understand, but easier to remember. I also try to find analogues and examples that are more relevant than those in school textbooks! The next step to exam success is practice, so once content is covered sessions will focus on example questions.

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Lauren Student Lesson review 14 Feb, 18:00

15 Feb

Lauren has had two lessons with Emily so far and her understanding of physics has improved as a result already. Brilliant start!

15 Feb

Emily's reply

Wow thanks for the review! It's always great and reassuring reassuring to know I'm having an impact!

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Parita Parent from Braintree Lesson review 14 Feb, 16:30

14 Feb

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Graduate Record ExaminationUni admission testVR:159(83RD), QR:155(58TH), AW:4.5(82ND)
MathsA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*
GeographyA-level (A2)A
Welsh BaccalaureateA-level (AS)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
ChemistryA Level£22 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£20 /hr
GeographyGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£20 /hr
ScienceGCSE£20 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£22 /hr

Questions Emily has answered

Earthquakes and eruptions can cause tsunamis, but i don't understand how?

A tsunami is a wave that is generated by water being displaced, so anything that displaces a lot of water causes a tsunami. Earthquakes do that by the release of seismic waves, which oscillate in the water body causing displacement. Earthquakes also cause the ground to move, sometimes by a few meters vertically and horizontally and this can displace a lot of water. Volcanoes displace water by either causing landslides or pushing out a lot of material, very quickly, into the water body (like an explosion). A meteorite can also cause a tsunami if it were big enough. A tsunami is a wave that is generated by water being displaced, so anything that displaces a lot of water causes a tsunami. Earthquakes do that by the release of seismic waves, which oscillate in the water body causing displacement. Earthquakes also cause the ground to move, sometimes by a few meters vertically and horizontally and this can displace a lot of water. Volcanoes displace water by either causing landslides or pushing out a lot of material, very quickly, into the water body (like an explosion). A meteorite can also cause a tsunami if it were big enough.

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if gases can be used to predict volcanic hazards, how are the gases actually detected?

The gases of interest are those emitted from the volcano or the surrounding area, and there are a few ways to detect changes in composition and quantity of certain gases. (does the student know what gases are emitted from volcanoes/are useful to detect? can the student think of ways to measure these/any gases in a lab?)You can literally take samples from the vents of the volcano, and return these to a lab to measure using methods such as mass spectrometry. Another method is the "multiGAS" instrument, which uses electric sensors and optical sensors. Electric sensors work how a smoke detector works - when the particles/gas block an electrical signal it is recorded, optical sensors work in the same way but using light instead of an electric signal (usually infrared light). Gases can now also be detected from space by satellite using light as well. Less common methods are to sample the gases in rivers/aquifers around volcanoes. You can read much more detail about these methods and extra case studies on websites such as the USGS. But what do you think limits which methods are used when and where or what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?The gases of interest are those emitted from the volcano or the surrounding area, and there are a few ways to detect changes in composition and quantity of certain gases. (does the student know what gases are emitted from volcanoes/are useful to detect? can the student think of ways to measure these/any gases in a lab?)You can literally take samples from the vents of the volcano, and return these to a lab to measure using methods such as mass spectrometry. Another method is the "multiGAS" instrument, which uses electric sensors and optical sensors. Electric sensors work how a smoke detector works - when the particles/gas block an electrical signal it is recorded, optical sensors work in the same way but using light instead of an electric signal (usually infrared light). Gases can now also be detected from space by satellite using light as well. Less common methods are to sample the gases in rivers/aquifers around volcanoes. You can read much more detail about these methods and extra case studies on websites such as the USGS. But what do you think limits which methods are used when and where or what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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