Caroline H. A Level Chemistry tutor, GCSE Chemistry tutor, A Level Ma...

Caroline H.

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Chemistry (Masters) - Edinburgh University

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About me

I am a chemistry student at Edinburgh University. Although I have achieved highly I have always had to put in a little more effort than most, going through material just that extra time. I am keen to be able to offer others the support that I have been so grateful for throughout my academic career. Teaching is a passion of mine. Throughout sixth form I taught maths in local primary schools and acted as a pastoral tutor for a year 8 class. My spare time however was devoted to volunteering/working as an outdoor pursuits leader, teaching: bushcraft, cooking, canoeing, climbing, sport etc often on residential trips as well as several times a week with roughly 250 students aged 6-16.

I am a chemistry student at Edinburgh University. Although I have achieved highly I have always had to put in a little more effort than most, going through material just that extra time. I am keen to be able to offer others the support that I have been so grateful for throughout my academic career. Teaching is a passion of mine. Throughout sixth form I taught maths in local primary schools and acted as a pastoral tutor for a year 8 class. My spare time however was devoted to volunteering/working as an outdoor pursuits leader, teaching: bushcraft, cooking, canoeing, climbing, sport etc often on residential trips as well as several times a week with roughly 250 students aged 6-16.

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About my sessions

When it comes to tutorials, I structure them specifically depending on the student. The content, style of learning and pace of tutorials is unique for every student as no one will have exactly the same way of working. Typically I like to begin a session by covering the theory of a topic by both questioning the student to gauge their level of understanding and discussing areas they are unsure on. Next we tend to work through a few exam questions relevent to the topic to ensure that the student not only has the knowledge required but that they can also apply it appropriately to the demands of an exam question - often the more difficult part! For some students this may not be a productive way to learn, in which case we will establish a more enjoyable approach. For example, it may be more useful to extend a student's thought process when it comes to exam questions: instead of answering numerous questions it may be more beneficial to have a go at writing some themselves to try and improve their appreciation of the different styles of questions asked. Alternatively some students prefer to simply come with a list of questions they have about papers or theory which we can work through.

Overall I think the most important aspect of tutoring is encouraging the student so that they feel motivated and able to succeed. Hopefully as a result they will be more enthused to work for themselves.

When it comes to tutorials, I structure them specifically depending on the student. The content, style of learning and pace of tutorials is unique for every student as no one will have exactly the same way of working. Typically I like to begin a session by covering the theory of a topic by both questioning the student to gauge their level of understanding and discussing areas they are unsure on. Next we tend to work through a few exam questions relevent to the topic to ensure that the student not only has the knowledge required but that they can also apply it appropriately to the demands of an exam question - often the more difficult part! For some students this may not be a productive way to learn, in which case we will establish a more enjoyable approach. For example, it may be more useful to extend a student's thought process when it comes to exam questions: instead of answering numerous questions it may be more beneficial to have a go at writing some themselves to try and improve their appreciation of the different styles of questions asked. Alternatively some students prefer to simply come with a list of questions they have about papers or theory which we can work through.

Overall I think the most important aspect of tutoring is encouraging the student so that they feel motivated and able to succeed. Hopefully as a result they will be more enthused to work for themselves.

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5from 57 customer reviews
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James (Student)

May 28 2018

Really helpful with tricky topic, feeling more confident

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Andrew (Parent from Windermere )

May 26 2018

Caroline is very good, she always stops to check I understand everything properly

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James (Student)

May 9 2018

Very good explanations and easy to follow tutorial

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Andrew (Parent from Windermere )

April 13 2018

As always, Caroline is a really nice and helpful tutor

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
MathematicsA-level (A2)A*

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
ChemistryA Level£36 /hr
MathsA Level£36 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£36 /hr
MathsGCSE£36 /hr

Questions Caroline has answered

Outline the process of ATP synthesis in mitochondria.

The command word in the question is outline; therefore the question is not looking for us to say why the process is happening or go into excessive detail but instead give a brief overview of the key stages in the process. The process of ATP synthesis is known as oxidative phosphorylation. Firstly reduced NAD/FAD is oxidised to NAD/FAD at the cristae (inner mitochondrial membrane). The hydrogen released splits into a proton and an electron. The electrons are then transported down the electron transport chain (ETC) releasing energy. The energy is used to pump protons across the inner membrane into the inter-membrane space, creating a proton gradient. The protons diffuse down their electrochemical gradient through ATP synthase channel proteins via the process of chemiosmosis. This allows ATP to be formed from ADP + Pi.The command word in the question is outline; therefore the question is not looking for us to say why the process is happening or go into excessive detail but instead give a brief overview of the key stages in the process. The process of ATP synthesis is known as oxidative phosphorylation. Firstly reduced NAD/FAD is oxidised to NAD/FAD at the cristae (inner mitochondrial membrane). The hydrogen released splits into a proton and an electron. The electrons are then transported down the electron transport chain (ETC) releasing energy. The energy is used to pump protons across the inner membrane into the inter-membrane space, creating a proton gradient. The protons diffuse down their electrochemical gradient through ATP synthase channel proteins via the process of chemiosmosis. This allows ATP to be formed from ADP + Pi.

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1 year ago

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What is the difference between covalent and dative covalent bonds?

These two types of bonding are very similar and so can easily be confused however this question specifically wants the difference between them. Covalent bonding occurs when a pair of nuclei share a pair of electrons with one electron being donated by each atom. In dative covalent bonding the same principle of sharing electrons between two nuclei applies except in this case both of the electrons involved in bonding are donated by one of the atoms. i.e. one atom doesn't donate any bonding electrons but the other donates both electrons required for bonding.These two types of bonding are very similar and so can easily be confused however this question specifically wants the difference between them. Covalent bonding occurs when a pair of nuclei share a pair of electrons with one electron being donated by each atom. In dative covalent bonding the same principle of sharing electrons between two nuclei applies except in this case both of the electrons involved in bonding are donated by one of the atoms. i.e. one atom doesn't donate any bonding electrons but the other donates both electrons required for bonding.

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1 year ago

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