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Nketia O.

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Pharmacy (Integrated Masters) - Durham University

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About me

Hello! My name’s Nketia, but some call me NK. I’m currently a third-year student studying a Masters in Pharmacy, a degree that I chose because it gave me a practical way of integrating two deeply loved subjects of mine: Biology and Chemistry. Pharmacy has also allowed me to explore and develop my understanding of both disciplines in much greater depth. This has only furthered my appreciation of both disciplines - an appreciation which I seek to share with my students.

Beyond having a love for the sciences, I love to teach as well. Whether it was understanding how to balance equations at GCSE, or figuring out how cellular respiration worked at A-Level, the result was always this profound sense of achievement. It’s that positive sensation in understanding the workings of the sciences that I strive to share with the students that I work with. As an individual, I’m energetic, enthusiastic and friendly; qualities of mine that I’ll always put into my lessons without fail. From regularly assisting members of staff during VI Form in teaching struggling GCSE and A-Level students, to running a volunteering project during university in which undergraduate students engaged primary school students weekly, I’ve shown myself to be responsible, organised and above all, committed.

If you’re looking for a patient and friendly tutor who’s passionate about what he teaches, I’m your guy!

Hello! My name’s Nketia, but some call me NK. I’m currently a third-year student studying a Masters in Pharmacy, a degree that I chose because it gave me a practical way of integrating two deeply loved subjects of mine: Biology and Chemistry. Pharmacy has also allowed me to explore and develop my understanding of both disciplines in much greater depth. This has only furthered my appreciation of both disciplines - an appreciation which I seek to share with my students.

Beyond having a love for the sciences, I love to teach as well. Whether it was understanding how to balance equations at GCSE, or figuring out how cellular respiration worked at A-Level, the result was always this profound sense of achievement. It’s that positive sensation in understanding the workings of the sciences that I strive to share with the students that I work with. As an individual, I’m energetic, enthusiastic and friendly; qualities of mine that I’ll always put into my lessons without fail. From regularly assisting members of staff during VI Form in teaching struggling GCSE and A-Level students, to running a volunteering project during university in which undergraduate students engaged primary school students weekly, I’ve shown myself to be responsible, organised and above all, committed.

If you’re looking for a patient and friendly tutor who’s passionate about what he teaches, I’m your guy!

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About my sessions

An advantage of being a student and tutor is being able to identify what each tutee needs to achieve their aspirational grades; I tailor-make each lesson so that each student is taught optimally.

In my first year of university, I tutored A-Level Biology to students in the local area. I took advantage of my creativity to deliver lessons. The use of colourful diagrams on a whiteboard resulted in previously thought complex concepts being made easier to understand, moving students from a B to an A or an A*. On MyTutor, this has translated to me using my graphics tablet to draw fun and simplified diagrams to make the sciences easier to understand.

I also incorporate exam technique: a component of education which becomes more important in the progression from GCSE to A-Level. In some cases, it isn’t a lack of understanding which lowers an individual’s grade, but a need to refine exam technique. With a bank of past paper questions, I’ll integrate exam content so that students not only gain an understanding of the subject but gain the confidence to apply their newly found knowledge to exam situations.

A lot of individuals don’t like the sciences because they’re found to be complex, challenging and in some cases, frustrating. As a tutor, my aim is to help you solve the “Rubix Cube” that the sciences can be so that students can achieve what they aspire to.

An advantage of being a student and tutor is being able to identify what each tutee needs to achieve their aspirational grades; I tailor-make each lesson so that each student is taught optimally.

In my first year of university, I tutored A-Level Biology to students in the local area. I took advantage of my creativity to deliver lessons. The use of colourful diagrams on a whiteboard resulted in previously thought complex concepts being made easier to understand, moving students from a B to an A or an A*. On MyTutor, this has translated to me using my graphics tablet to draw fun and simplified diagrams to make the sciences easier to understand.

I also incorporate exam technique: a component of education which becomes more important in the progression from GCSE to A-Level. In some cases, it isn’t a lack of understanding which lowers an individual’s grade, but a need to refine exam technique. With a bank of past paper questions, I’ll integrate exam content so that students not only gain an understanding of the subject but gain the confidence to apply their newly found knowledge to exam situations.

A lot of individuals don’t like the sciences because they’re found to be complex, challenging and in some cases, frustrating. As a tutor, my aim is to help you solve the “Rubix Cube” that the sciences can be so that students can achieve what they aspire to.

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Catherine Parent from Brighton

2 Nov

My eldest son was tutored by Nketia in biology and chemistry (GCSE). He achieved a fantastic 8 grade in both of these. Thank you Nketia for your great tutoring! We really appreciated your help.

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Ruth Parent from Chislehurst

23 Aug

Well chuffed our son has just earned an 8 at GCSE, having Nketia as an online tutor really built up his confidence, now onto A level!

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Kate Parent from London

23 Aug

I can't overstate how happy we were with Nketia or recommend him highly enough. With his help my son, who has some LDs, achieved 8s in Biology and Chemistry GCSE. He is smart, diligent, perfectly prepared, and kind, and I don't think you can ask for more than that. Thank you so much Nketia for everything you did!

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Gabriella Parent from Melksham

23 Aug

Nketia was teaching all the science subjects to my son for a year in the run up to his GCSE’s. We needed help because my son had been really struggling to keep up with what was being taught at school and gradually he felt that he was very much behind. This was reflected in his low grades, as well. The weekly sessions with Nketia were well thought through and customised to my son’s needs and learning style. The combination of this and Nketia’s patience and passion for the sciences hugely contributed to my son not only improving his grades from 3’s and 4’s to 7 and 8’s, but he has also developed a fondness for sciences and have chosen two of them as his A level subjects, as well. We can’t thank you enough, Nketia. No doubt we will be back for more tutorials.

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Qualifications

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

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£36 /hr
ChemistryA Level£36 /hr
BiologyGCSE£36 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£36 /hr

Questions Nketia has answered

Why is there a difference in mechanism between tertiary halogenoalkanes and primary halogenoalkanes in nucleophilic substitution?

The difference in mechanism between tertiary halogenoalkanes and primary halogenoalkanes is caused by the difference in relative stability between the two carbocation intermediates formed. In the case of tertiary halogenoalkanes which have methyl groups attached to the functional group carbon, the methyl groups are able to stabilise the positive charged formed upon nucleophilic attack on the functional group carbon, making the intermediate more stable. This is not seen in primary halogenoalkanes, where the inductive stabilising effect of the functional group carbon is only caused by one methyl group as opposed to three. This is why tertiary halogenoalkanes follow Sn1, and primary halogenoalkanes follow Sn2.The difference in mechanism between tertiary halogenoalkanes and primary halogenoalkanes is caused by the difference in relative stability between the two carbocation intermediates formed. In the case of tertiary halogenoalkanes which have methyl groups attached to the functional group carbon, the methyl groups are able to stabilise the positive charged formed upon nucleophilic attack on the functional group carbon, making the intermediate more stable. This is not seen in primary halogenoalkanes, where the inductive stabilising effect of the functional group carbon is only caused by one methyl group as opposed to three. This is why tertiary halogenoalkanes follow Sn1, and primary halogenoalkanes follow Sn2.

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