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Raquel L.

Degree: Physics with Theoretical Physics (Masters) - Kings, London University

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About me

I am a Physics with Theoretical Physics student at King´s College London. And if there is something that I love even more than Physics and Science is learning. I love it so much that I decided to leave my country, leaving there my family and friends, to come to England to try to make the most out of my degree.

I am the eldest of four children, and since a long time ago I have been helping them with their homework and exams. That has made me understand that each person has a unique way of learning, as well as what the most common difficulties at a certain age are. Besides, for the last two summers I have been teaching two 16 years old boys Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

How would our sessions be?

Sometimes teachers expect children to remember formulas, without knowing where they come from or what their true meaning are. But in Science is vital to fully understand every concept in order to progress. So during our sessions, there will not be any “memorization”, what we will do is trying to understand where formulas or other concepts come from and why we do certain calculations. We will do this using examples, graphs, videos and doing exercises, because the only way you can understand Science is by practising it. I am sure your idea of “Science” will be completely different after the end of our class.

Spanish sessions:

You will have the opportunity to have a native speaker teacher (me!) In our class we will not only cover the most academic part (grammar, vocabulary, writing), but also I would love to show you my culture, maybe when we finish our sessions you will want to visit Spain!

These sessions will adapt to your level, but we will always try to speak in Spanish the whole time! Besides, I will ask you to read the newspaper, watch a film or a video, or listen to the Spanish radio so we can discuss about it during our lessons.

Please bring me any questions you have!  See you in class!

Subjects offered

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Spanish A Level £20 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
Physics GCSE £18 /hr
Spanish GCSE £18 /hr
Spanish IB £20 /hr
Maths 13 Plus £18 /hr
Spanish 13 Plus £18 /hr
Maths 11 Plus £18 /hr

Qualifications

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Philosophy BaccalaureateA*
ChemistryBaccalaureateA*
MathematicsBaccalaureateA
Physics BaccalaureateA*
BiologyBaccalaureateA*
Spanish literatureBaccalaureateA*
HistoryBaccalaureateA*
FrenchBaccalaureateA
English (foreign language)BaccalaureateA*
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5from 9 customer reviews

Judith (Parent) November 23 2016

Extremely dedicated

Judith (Parent) November 24 2016

As always, excellent.

Judith (Parent) November 19 2016

Extremely well prepared tutoring session.

Judith (Parent) October 28 2016

Great tutor! Easy to understand, explains thoroughly.
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Do you want to make a difference in your exam? Then let me introduce you to: “los hiatos y diptongos”

If you want to make a difference in your writing in your A level or any other Spanish exam, you should know how to accentuate words. Do you know the rules? If the stressed syllable of the word is the last one, then it will have an accent if it finishes by the letters “n”, “s” or a vowel. For...

If you want to make a difference in your writing in your A level or any other Spanish exam, you should know how to accentuate words. Do you know the rules?

If the stressed syllable of the word is the last one, then it will have an accent if it finishes by the letters “n”, “s” or a vowel. For example: camión, José, patín… These words are called: palabras agudas.

If the stressed syllable is the penultimate, then it will be accented if the word finishes by any consonant except “n” or “s” and except if it finishes by a vowel, for example: lápiz, Cádiz, Pérez…These words are called: palabras llanas.

If the stressed syllable is the antepenultimate it is always accented, for example: cántico, cántabro, cámara…These words are called: palabras esdrújulas.

Also, there are other words called: palabras sobresdrújulas, their stressed syllable is the fourth from the last and they are always accented.

However, there are some exception to these rules, there is something called: diptongos and hiatos which are combinations of different vowels.

A “diptongo” is when two vowels are together in the same syllable. Those vowels must be: one open (a,e,o) and the other one closed (i,o) or both of them should be closed. For example: sabia, peine, ciudad… “Diptongos” follow the rules mentioned above, and if the stressed syllable of the word is the one that has the “diptongo”, then the accent will be always on the open vowel, for example: murciélago, cantáis… but if the “diptongo” is form by two closed vowels, the accent will be always on the last of them. For example: cuídate, casuística.

On the other hand, we have the “hiatos”. This happens when two vowels are next to each other but they are in different syllabus.

Here, if the hiato is formed by an open and a closed vowel, no matter in which order they are, the “hiato”  WILL ALWAYS BE ACCENTED ON THE CLOSED VOWEL. For example: naúfrago, caída, reúno…

But if the “hiato” is formed by two different open vowels, or by the same two vowels,  it will follow the rules mentioned above. For example: héroe, chiita, león..

Now, learn this rules and try to put some examples in you writing exam, for sure you will impress your examiner!

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2 months ago

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Sophia (mass 47Kg) is travelling to the right with a velocity of 7.2m/s and ​Neesha (mass 68Kg) is travelling to the left with a velocity 4.8m/s. When ​they meet, they hold hands and travel off together. Give their final ​velocity and direction

We know that p=mv, So Sophia travels at 7.2 m/s and she has a mass of 47kg so her p is: p=7.2 x 47=338.4 kgm/s  Neesha travels with a velocity of -4.8 m/s and she has mass of 68kg, so her p is: p= -4.8 x 68= - 326.4 kgm/s Pinitial=pfinal ps + pn= mfinal x vfinal 338.4 +(-326.4)=(47+68) x...

We know that p=mv,

So Sophia travels at 7.2 m/s and she has a mass of 47kg so her p is: p=7.2 x 47=338.4 kgm/s

 Neesha travels with a velocity of -4.8 m/s and she has mass of 68kg, so her p is: p= -4.8 x 68= - 326.4 kgm/s

Pinitial=pfinal

ps + pn= mfinal x vfinal

338.4 +(-326.4)=(47+68) x vfinal

12= 115vfinal,   vfinal=0,1m/s

As our velocity is positive, the direction is right. 

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2 months ago

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There are "n" sweets in a bag, six are orange and the rest are yellow. If you take a random sweet from the bag and eat it. Then take at random another one and eat it. The probability of eating two orange sweets is 1/3. Show that n²-n-90=0.

We have: n= total of sweets 6= orange sweets (6-n)=yellow sweets (We use 6-n beacuse we know that if 6 sweets are orange, the rest must be yellow, so yellow sweets= (total of sweets-orange sweets)) If the probability of geting two orange aweets is 1/3, then: (6/n) x (5/(n-1))= 1/3 Here, 6 ...

We have:

n= total of sweets

6= orange sweets

(6-n)=yellow sweets (We use 6-n beacuse we know that if 6 sweets are orange, the rest must be yellow, so yellow sweets= (total of sweets-orange sweets))

If the probability of geting two orange aweets is 1/3, then:

(6/n) x (5/(n-1))= 1/3

Here, 6 over n is the probability of getting an orange sweet, we use Laplace´s Law: (number of favourable cases)/(number of total cases), that would mean: number of orange sweets/ total number of sweets. So if we have already eaten an orange sweet, there are 5 orange sweets left and the total number of sweets is n-1, that is why the second fraction is 5/(n-1)

Then we get:

30/(n^2-n)= 1/3

We try to isolate the n (as it is an equation):

n^2 - n= 30x3

n^2 - n= 90

Therefore;

n^2 - n - 90=0

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2 months ago

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