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Jake G.

£24 - £26 /hr

Chemistry (Masters) - Warwick University

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About me

Hi, I’m Jake and I’m a fourth year undergraduate at the University of Warwick studying Chemistry currently working at a first. I know how stressful exams can be, but I hope I can help with theory and exam technique. Due to my college being small, I was the only person in my chemistry class, and so, I have personal experience of one to one teaching and fully understand the benefits it brings. Chemistry is often seen as one of the hardest sciences, but I also think it is one of the most important, and is the most rewarding! But with a bit of work, Chemistry can definitely be mastered and is worth it. Personally, I love organic chemistry and a good mechanism but I know its not for everyone. Also, I never did maths at AS/A-Level so I understand and can relate with how some students can struggle with the maths aspects within chemistry, however, through a little work throughout college, and a lot of practice, I now quite enjoy the maths and never felt like I was disadvantaged by not doing A-level maths.


Hi, I’m Jake and I’m a fourth year undergraduate at the University of Warwick studying Chemistry currently working at a first. I know how stressful exams can be, but I hope I can help with theory and exam technique. Due to my college being small, I was the only person in my chemistry class, and so, I have personal experience of one to one teaching and fully understand the benefits it brings. Chemistry is often seen as one of the hardest sciences, but I also think it is one of the most important, and is the most rewarding! But with a bit of work, Chemistry can definitely be mastered and is worth it. Personally, I love organic chemistry and a good mechanism but I know its not for everyone. Also, I never did maths at AS/A-Level so I understand and can relate with how some students can struggle with the maths aspects within chemistry, however, through a little work throughout college, and a lot of practice, I now quite enjoy the maths and never felt like I was disadvantaged by not doing A-level maths.


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The sessions are directed by you. First, I would cover the theory that you find difficult, explaining it in a straightforward but memorable way. I also believe that getting involved and practicing is one of the best ways to learn. So, during the tutorial I will check that the concepts have been grasped, so you never feel like you don’t really understand. We will do this through past exam questions and quick quizzes. In my opinion, the best way to learn is by trying, so don't worry if you get it wrong the first time, though you might surprise yourself. We will always go through the answers to make sure you fully understand. If there is nothing in particular that you would like to be covered, we can either go over past papers (I’m happy to mark them), going over exam technique or we can go over the syllabus or I can even help you with homework- it’s completely up to you.

The sessions are directed by you. First, I would cover the theory that you find difficult, explaining it in a straightforward but memorable way. I also believe that getting involved and practicing is one of the best ways to learn. So, during the tutorial I will check that the concepts have been grasped, so you never feel like you don’t really understand. We will do this through past exam questions and quick quizzes. In my opinion, the best way to learn is by trying, so don't worry if you get it wrong the first time, though you might surprise yourself. We will always go through the answers to make sure you fully understand. If there is nothing in particular that you would like to be covered, we can either go over past papers (I’m happy to mark them), going over exam technique or we can go over the syllabus or I can even help you with homework- it’s completely up to you.

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Shahida Parent from Birmingham Lesson review 12 Feb, 17:00

12 Feb

A level chemistry is finally starting to make a lot more sense. My daughter struggles with the calculation aspects of a level chemistry and is now understanding what she is doing a lot better.

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Steve Student Lesson review 3 Feb, 17:00

3 Feb

definitely knowledgable

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Joe Student Lesson review 2 Feb, 14:00

2 Feb

During my lesson with Jake, he explained things in a straightforward and memorable way, just as his profile says!

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Suzanne Parent from Leicester Lesson review 30 Jan, 17:30

30 Jan

My daughter found the lesson HUGELY helpful - thank you!

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Qualifications

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ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A
GeographyA-level (A2)A*

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ChemistryA Level£26 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
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Questions Jake has answered

Explain why Aluminium and Sulfur do not fit the expected trends of first ionisation energies of period 3?

Firstly, we should define the first ionisation energyThe first Ionisation Energy is the energy required to remove one mole of electrons from one mole of gaseous atoms to form a mole of gaseous ions, each with an 1+ charge.The expected trend as we go across the period is that ionisation energy will increase as the nuclear charge increases and the number of shielding shells of electrons does not change. So the extra amount of protons means the nucleus holds the outer electrons more strongly so it requires more energy to remove an electron.Aluminium has a lower ionisation energy than Magnesium. This is unexpected as Al has more protons. This can be explained by electron configurations.Magnesium's electron config: 1s2s2 2p3sAluminium's electron config: 1s2s2 2p3s3pAluminium's outer electron is in a p orbital. This p sub-level is of higher energy than the s sub-level and so less energy is required to remove this electron.Sulfur has a lower ionisation energy than phosphorous. This again is explained by their electron configurationsPhosphorous: 1s2s2 2p3s3p3Sulphur: 1s2s2 2p3s3p4A p sub-level has 3 sub-shells which can hold 2 electrons in each sub-shell. In phosphorous, the electrons are unpaired with one electron in each sub-shell with parallel spins. However, sulphur has 4 electrons so one of them must pair in a sub shell. As electrons are both negative particles, the paired electrons repel each other and so it is easier to remove the unpaired electron in phosphorous- so less energy is required.Firstly, we should define the first ionisation energyThe first Ionisation Energy is the energy required to remove one mole of electrons from one mole of gaseous atoms to form a mole of gaseous ions, each with an 1+ charge.The expected trend as we go across the period is that ionisation energy will increase as the nuclear charge increases and the number of shielding shells of electrons does not change. So the extra amount of protons means the nucleus holds the outer electrons more strongly so it requires more energy to remove an electron.Aluminium has a lower ionisation energy than Magnesium. This is unexpected as Al has more protons. This can be explained by electron configurations.Magnesium's electron config: 1s2s2 2p3sAluminium's electron config: 1s2s2 2p3s3pAluminium's outer electron is in a p orbital. This p sub-level is of higher energy than the s sub-level and so less energy is required to remove this electron.Sulfur has a lower ionisation energy than phosphorous. This again is explained by their electron configurationsPhosphorous: 1s2s2 2p3s3p3Sulphur: 1s2s2 2p3s3p4A p sub-level has 3 sub-shells which can hold 2 electrons in each sub-shell. In phosphorous, the electrons are unpaired with one electron in each sub-shell with parallel spins. However, sulphur has 4 electrons so one of them must pair in a sub shell. As electrons are both negative particles, the paired electrons repel each other and so it is easier to remove the unpaired electron in phosphorous- so less energy is required.

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