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About me:

I am a fourth year medical student from Newcastle University. I achieved 2A* and 2A’s at A Level in biology, chemistry, maths and geography and continue to maintain high academic results throughout my university course.
I have been Teaching (AQA, OCR, and Edexcel) Maths, science and geography for many years. 

Teaching style 

I believe that learning should always be enjoyable and aim for students to finish every lesson feeling more positive and confident in themselves.I understand that not everybody`s mind works the same so am constantly adapting my sessions to the individuals needs. I teach the core concepts of subjects rather than simple rote learning like many texts books. In my experience this fosters a love for science and maths that can simply not be gained by continual memorisation of facts alone. This technique also equips students with the independent thinking needed for the multitude of exam questions thrown at them. I reinforce taught materials through past papers questions and practice examples.

I encourage open feedback from all my students and families, I will also happily provide written or verbal feedback on my students on request, with honest and realistic exam predictions and areas for improvement

Experience 

I have taught many pupils over the years, with my expertise ranging from younger children who have fallen behind in classes to A-level pupils preparing for medicine interviews. I have also been the sole teacher of many students unable to attend schools due to chronic health conditions.

For the last 3 years I have ran and organised sessions for secondary school pupils in multiple schools around the North East. I teach a PSHE based curriculum focusing on a variety of topics including body image and self-esteem. In the last year alone this organisation has taught in excess of 500 pupils. This work has given me experience in planning 2 hour long sessions aimed at engaging pupils throughout and adapting the work accordingly.

Every summer I work as a staff member for 2 weeks at forest school camps, a charity specialising in teaching kids nature based skills from fire lighting to map reading. This role has given me a full experience of enabling children to build confidence in their own abilities, allowing them to find their inner self belief and discover more about themselves, thriving in tasks they previously found to be challenging or hard. I feel these skills greatly enhance my tutoring ability with many kids often losing their confidence academically which prevents them from fulfilling their full potential.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £30 /hr
Chemistry A Level £30 /hr
Biology GCSE £30 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £30 /hr
Geography GCSE £30 /hr
Maths GCSE £30 /hr
Physics GCSE £30 /hr
-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £30 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
biologyA-LevelA*
Chemistry A-LevelA*
GeographyA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelA
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CRB/DBS Standard

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CRB/DBS Enhanced

01/09/2015

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Ratings and reviews

5from 10 customer reviews

Anu (Parent) April 8 2016

Thank you Ned for your time and dedication this week, its much appreciated. Hope you realise that you are making a real difference towards my daughters GCSEs and only wish that we found MyTutorWeb and you much earlier.

Anu (Parent) April 6 2016

Thank you for making a difference.

Anu (Parent) February 28 2016

Thank you Ned for another great GCSE Physics tutorial.

Annie (Student) February 18 2016

Equation method was really helpful for working out oxidation states clearly, thank you!
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Questions Ned has answered

What is diffusion? (GSCE: OCR, Edexcel, AQA)

Definition: diffusion is the spreading out of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration The theory: Diffusion, is the scientific description for the gradual movement of particles from an area of many particles (high concentration) to an area with only a few...

Definition: diffusion is the spreading out of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration

The theory:

Diffusion, is the scientific description for the gradual movement of particles from an area of many particles (high concentration) to an area with only a few (low concentration).

In practice this theory can be illustrated in two ways.

In a gas: if someone sprays perfume in one corner of the room the smell spreads out and can be eventually smelt throughout the room.

In a liquid: if you put a drop of blue dye into a cup of water, you can see the dye spreading out until the whole cup is a blue colour.

It is based on 3 rules:

Particles move about randomly

This random movements results in them to spreading away from each other 

Eventually they are evenly distributed

Diffusion in a cell (a common exam question)

All cells need to exchange materials with their environment, whether this is to take in things they need like glucose and oxygen for respiration or get rid out waste products like carbon dioxide and urea.

The movement of these substance happens because they are following a concentration gradient, oxygen for example is moving from an area of high concentration outside the cell to low concentration inside the cell (as it has been used up for respiration). It is important to note that the oxygen particles will move both ways across the membrane as they are moving randomly just most of them will move into the cell.  

To allow the movement of these small molecules cells need to have small holes in the cell membrane to allow these molecules in and out. These holes in the membrane are very small so large molecules like starch and proteins are not lost from the cell. 

Further reading:

What factors do you think affect the rate of diffusion?

Osmosis is a special type of diffusion, how would you describe osmosis?

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