Sam B.

Sam B.

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Physics and Chemistry (Integrated Masters) - Durham University

47 completed lessons

About me

I am a Natural Sciences Masters student at Durham University specialising in Physics and Chemistry. I love the way that different sciences can interact and help each other, with maths helping physics to describe the world, and chemistry using physics to explain it! They can feel tricky and impenetrable for many students but I hope that due to my own experiences, I will be able to help any student overcome these barriers.


When I was studying for my GCSEs, I really struggled...

I am a Natural Sciences Masters student at Durham University specialising in Physics and Chemistry. I love the way that different sciences can interact and help each other, with maths helping physics to describe the world, and chemistry using physics to explain it! They can feel tricky and impenetrable for many students but I hope that due to my own experiences, I will be able to help any student overcome these barriers.


When I was studying for my GCSEs, I really struggled with science, particularly maths, but my own tutor helped me to see past the confusing information dump and work on my own unique way of understanding the material. I really hope that I can do the same thing here, focusing on exactly where the issues in understanding are arising, and helping to present the information in a more digestible manner. I believe that there is always some way that students can rationalise complex problems so they can make sense in their heads, and that's what I hope to help prospective students find.


I am extremely understanding of people struggling with sciences (that's me most days in my degree!) and I would be truly dedicated to helping in any way I can. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in contact!

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About my sessions

I am focused on helping students ease over gaps in their understanding. It's not worth teaching entirely from scratch as students are often surprised at what they already know! I would start by checking understanding in order to find out exactly where their understanding stops. I want to be as productive as possible and there is no need to re-tread material that is already well understood.

 

I will then try to help students reach conclusions themselves, guiding their thinking...

I am focused on helping students ease over gaps in their understanding. It's not worth teaching entirely from scratch as students are often surprised at what they already know! I would start by checking understanding in order to find out exactly where their understanding stops. I want to be as productive as possible and there is no need to re-tread material that is already well understood.

 

I will then try to help students reach conclusions themselves, guiding their thinking from information they already know, to explaining concepts they struggle with. If a concept is truly understood from the basics, then it can be applied and used in any context with ease!

 

Finally, I will help students with exam preparation. There are so many ways to approach a paper that will help you get the most marks possible, even without necessarily remembering every inch of the specification. It is so useful to have these tools in play so that any exam can become less scary of an obstacle.


I will work with students to:



Work out what concepts are already known.Identify the areas that are causing trouble.Work on understanding based off existing knowledge.Apply this new understanding working on maximising marks.


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MONDIRA Parent from Muang

7 Jul

Excellent. Full stop

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MONDIRA Parent from Muang

30 Jun

Very well prepare tutor👍👍👍

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MONDIRA Parent from Muang

30 Jun

Very patient tutor

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MONDIRA Parent from Muang

30 Jun

This is the first time, I got the progress message from tutor how the study going without watching the video.

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsA-levelA*
Further MathematicsA-levelA*
PhysicsA-levelA*
ChemistryA-levelA*
English LiteratureA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
ChemistryA Level£22 /hr
PhysicsA Level£22 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£20 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
ChemistryKS3£20 /hr
MathsKS3£20 /hr
PhysicsKS3£20 /hr

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