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Degree: Combined Honours in Geography, Politics and Sociology (Bachelors) - Newcastle University

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Hi I'm Sophie! I'm a second year student at Newcastle Univeristy studying Combined Honours in Geography, Politics and Sociology.

Before uni I had a gap year and spent three months teaching English Language at a school in Vietnam. I had to run my own lessons so have had plenty of practice in preparing lesson plans, resources and thinking creatively about how to get the best out of students!

During my A Levels I was an academic mentor to GCSE Geography students so have also had practice in helping students with exam technique and understanding content. I know it can seem daunting when you consider how much there is to cover but I have found that a little help can go a long way to boosting confidence and results.

I achieved A*'s in my Geography and English Literature A Levels as well as a B in Fine Art. I also achieved A*'s in my English Literature and Language GCSEs and full marks in Geography GCSE and AS level.

Please feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help you or your child or if you have any questions!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Geography A Level £20 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
Geography GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
GeographyA-LevelA*
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
Fine ArtA-LevelB
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28/11/2013

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4.9from 8 customer reviews

Oliver (Student) May 8 2016

very informative

Ruth (Parent) May 3 2016

Great confidence giver to my daughter in the last run up to her AS exams.

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Questions Sophie has answered

How are ox-bow lakes formed?

As a river flows across a valley over time it will meander in order to find the path of least resistance through patches of soft and hard rock. As the river meanders it erodes the outside of the bend (the softer side) and deposits sediment on the inside of the bend (the hard side). Continued e...

As a river flows across a valley over time it will meander in order to find the path of least resistance through patches of soft and hard rock. As the river meanders it erodes the outside of the bend (the softer side) and deposits sediment on the inside of the bend (the hard side). Continued erosion on the outside of bends over time narrows the land between bends (the 'neck'). In times of flood the river will go through the 'neck' and create a new more direct path. As this is now the path of least resistance the meander becomes redundant and despotion will occur, eventually leading the meander to be cut off from the river and forming an ox-bow lake.

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What are the characteristics of the temperate deciduous woodland biome?

Temperate deciduous woodland is found between the latitudes of 40 and 60 degrees north and south of the equator. It is a high energy biome, meaning it has a high level of productivity and exists in a state of self regulated equilibrium. It experiences high levels of rainfall, 500-1500mm/year, ...

Temperate deciduous woodland is found between the latitudes of 40 and 60 degrees north and south of the equator. It is a high energy biome, meaning it has a high level of productivity and exists in a state of self regulated equilibrium. It experiences high levels of rainfall, 500-1500mm/year, and both summer and winter temperatures are not extreme. Its trees have large crowns of broad, thin leaves. Trees in this biome shed their leaves in autumn when it is cooler. The large crowns maximise the area over which the tree can absorb sunlight for photosynthesis. The dominant tree in this biome is oak, which can be 30-40m tall. Other tree species include elm, lime and ash, with an average height of 20m. Below the canopy is a shrub layer competing with it for light. This includes smaller trees such as rowan, hazel and hawthorn. Below this is the field layer which features brambles, bracken and flowering plants such as bluebells. The field layer's main period of growth is in spring before the canopy fully develops and restricts its access to light. The ground layer is the final layer with plants such as moss and lichen as well as a thick layer of leaf litter. The decompostion of leaf litter ensures that the soils are deep and fertile.

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What is form?

Form refers to the type of text, for example novel, haiku, sonnet, that the writer has used. It is significant because the writer has deliberately chosen the form in order to best convey the themes or characters they are writing on. An example is when a poem may have seven lines of similar len...

Form refers to the type of text, for example novel, haiku, sonnet, that the writer has used. It is significant because the writer has deliberately chosen the form in order to best convey the themes or characters they are writing on. An example is when a poem may have seven lines of similar length followed by an eighth significantly longer line. In this case the writer may be using the last line to indicate that all is not as perfect as it seems or that the issue is unresolved. Form can also refer to whether the text is written in the first, second or third person. For example a writer may use the first person in order to make the reader feel they have more insight into the characters thoughts.

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