Andrea H.

Andrea H.

£20 - £22 /hr

Astrophysics (Integrated Masters) - Edinburgh University

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I am a half Spanish, half American girl that grew up in Marbella in the south of Spain. I studied in an international school and have always enjoyed science and maths, especially throughout my secondary education where this has grown into a passion that led me to currently study Astrophysics. Have you ever wondered where we come from? Where we are going? Have you seen pictures of supernovae or heard of black holes and wanted to learn about how they work, how they can even exist or what they can tell us? These are questions that I have asked myself, and fascinate me. My degree will give me the tools to hopefully be able to attempt to answer them. I hope that I can help my students improve by inspiring curiosity and creativity in their thinking, in order to provide the skills to be able to tackle any question or any problem as well as enjoy the process. This will not only lead to improvement in understanding and grades, but also improvement in motivation to strive for the best possible outcome.

I am a half Spanish, half American girl that grew up in Marbella in the south of Spain. I studied in an international school and have always enjoyed science and maths, especially throughout my secondary education where this has grown into a passion that led me to currently study Astrophysics. Have you ever wondered where we come from? Where we are going? Have you seen pictures of supernovae or heard of black holes and wanted to learn about how they work, how they can even exist or what they can tell us? These are questions that I have asked myself, and fascinate me. My degree will give me the tools to hopefully be able to attempt to answer them. I hope that I can help my students improve by inspiring curiosity and creativity in their thinking, in order to provide the skills to be able to tackle any question or any problem as well as enjoy the process. This will not only lead to improvement in understanding and grades, but also improvement in motivation to strive for the best possible outcome.

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In order to maximise the efficiency of the lessons, I will begin by identifying the student's areas of weakness and working specifically on those. Clear, interactive explanations will be the main form of teaching, and digital notes can be provided for most topics for further revision outside lessons. Should the student specifically request revision of past paper questions or explanation of select questions in past papers, I would be happy to work through these with them during class time, or provide worked solutions for the next lesson. However, my priority is to improve the student's conceptual understanding, as this will increase their confidence in their ability to tackle any unfamiliar questions that may not be able to be answered directly and require the breaking down and manipulating of information given. Increased confidence will also encourage their motivation to strive for their best possible result. Progress will be measured by assessing the student's responses to questions that I provide that may differ from the usual format (hence testing their interpretation abilities), as well as progressively grading and evaluating past papers, since I believe (from experience!) that practice is the most important thing to do in order to perform well in the final examinations. I will also be providing tips, tricks and resources that many students are unaware of that will facilitate the student's road to success.

In order to maximise the efficiency of the lessons, I will begin by identifying the student's areas of weakness and working specifically on those. Clear, interactive explanations will be the main form of teaching, and digital notes can be provided for most topics for further revision outside lessons. Should the student specifically request revision of past paper questions or explanation of select questions in past papers, I would be happy to work through these with them during class time, or provide worked solutions for the next lesson. However, my priority is to improve the student's conceptual understanding, as this will increase their confidence in their ability to tackle any unfamiliar questions that may not be able to be answered directly and require the breaking down and manipulating of information given. Increased confidence will also encourage their motivation to strive for their best possible result. Progress will be measured by assessing the student's responses to questions that I provide that may differ from the usual format (hence testing their interpretation abilities), as well as progressively grading and evaluating past papers, since I believe (from experience!) that practice is the most important thing to do in order to perform well in the final examinations. I will also be providing tips, tricks and resources that many students are unaware of that will facilitate the student's road to success.

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Great explanations for the higher their questions

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Maja Student Lesson review 12 Feb, 16:00

12 Feb

Great explanations on difficult text book concepts :)

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Afsheen Parent from Doha Lesson review 4 Feb, 17:00

4 Feb

She taught the lesson throughly and gave amazing tips on revision for the GCSEs.

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Christine Parent from Newport Lesson review 27 Jan, 18:00

27 Jan

It was really good, and I now understand the concepts that we were reviewing much clearer.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PhysicsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
HistoryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
English LanguageInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
SpanishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7

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ChemistryGCSE£20 /hr
Further MathematicsGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£20 /hr
MathsIB£22 /hr
PhysicsIB£22 /hr

Questions Andrea has answered

A 0.20 mol/dm^3 solution of ammonia has a Kb = 1.8 x 10^-5 at 298K. Find the pH.

Write down the reaction equation: NH3(aq) + H2O(l) --> NH4+(aq) + OH-(aq) Let the change in [NH3] = -x, which means the changes in [NH4+] and [OH-] = +x. Therefore, Initial [NH3] = 0.20 mol/dm3 , Initial [NH4+] = 0.00 mol/dm3 , Initial [OH-] = 0.00 mol/dm3 ;Change [NH3] = -x mol/dm3 , Change [NH4+] = +x mol/dm3 , Change [OH-] = +x mol/dm3 ;Equilibrium [NH3] ≈ 0.20 mol/dm3 , Equilibrium [NH4+] = x mol/dm3 , Equilibrium [OH-] = x mol/dm3. Therefore, Kb= x2/0.20, which means that 1.8 x 10-5= x2/0.20 and so x = 1.9 x 10-3[OH-] = 1.9 x 10-3, which means that the pOH = -log10(1.9 x 10-3) = 2.72. Therefore, the pH = 14 - pOH = 14 - 2.72 = 11.28Write down the reaction equation: NH3(aq) + H2O(l) --> NH4+(aq) + OH-(aq) Let the change in [NH3] = -x, which means the changes in [NH4+] and [OH-] = +x. Therefore, Initial [NH3] = 0.20 mol/dm3 , Initial [NH4+] = 0.00 mol/dm3 , Initial [OH-] = 0.00 mol/dm3 ;Change [NH3] = -x mol/dm3 , Change [NH4+] = +x mol/dm3 , Change [OH-] = +x mol/dm3 ;Equilibrium [NH3] ≈ 0.20 mol/dm3 , Equilibrium [NH4+] = x mol/dm3 , Equilibrium [OH-] = x mol/dm3. Therefore, Kb= x2/0.20, which means that 1.8 x 10-5= x2/0.20 and so x = 1.9 x 10-3[OH-] = 1.9 x 10-3, which means that the pOH = -log10(1.9 x 10-3) = 2.72. Therefore, the pH = 14 - pOH = 14 - 2.72 = 11.28

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A train sounding a 500Hz siren is moving at a constant speed u = 8m/s in a straight line. An observer is in front of the train and off its line of motion. Describe and calculate the range of frequencies that the observer hears. Speed of sound v = 340m/s

When the train is very far away, it is practically coming in a straight line towards the observer. Therefore, the frequency observed f' = f(v/(v - u)) = 500(340/(340 - 8)) = 500(340/332) = 510 HzWhen the train is very far past the observer, again it is practically moving away in a straight line from the observer. Therefore, the frequency observed f''= f(v/(v + u)) = 500(340/(340+8)) = 500(340/348) = 490HzAs the train is close by, we take components of the velocity vector. The component along the observer's line of sight gets smaller, which means the observer will measure a decreasing frequency starting at 510Hz and falling to 500Hz when the train is directly in front. As the train passes, the frequency will fall from 500Hz to 490Hz. (Graph)When the train is very far away, it is practically coming in a straight line towards the observer. Therefore, the frequency observed f' = f(v/(v - u)) = 500(340/(340 - 8)) = 500(340/332) = 510 HzWhen the train is very far past the observer, again it is practically moving away in a straight line from the observer. Therefore, the frequency observed f''= f(v/(v + u)) = 500(340/(340+8)) = 500(340/348) = 490HzAs the train is close by, we take components of the velocity vector. The component along the observer's line of sight gets smaller, which means the observer will measure a decreasing frequency starting at 510Hz and falling to 500Hz when the train is directly in front. As the train passes, the frequency will fall from 500Hz to 490Hz. (Graph)

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Describe the differences between transverse and longitudinal waves.

In longitudinal waves, the particles oscillate parallel to the direction of motion (or the direction of energy propagation), causing areas of compression and rarefaction.In transverse waves, the particles oscillate perpendicularly to the direction of motion (or energy propagation), resulting in peaks and troughs.(diagram)In longitudinal waves, the particles oscillate parallel to the direction of motion (or the direction of energy propagation), causing areas of compression and rarefaction.In transverse waves, the particles oscillate perpendicularly to the direction of motion (or energy propagation), resulting in peaks and troughs.(diagram)

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