George W.

George W.

£22 - £26 /hr

Biomedical Science (Bachelors) - Leeds University

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About me

I have a real passion for both science and helping people in any way that I can. I self taught myself the chemistry A-level in my gap year to enhance my university application. During this time I developed a love and energy for chemistry that I would be so keen to use to help other students reach their goals.

I play Rugby and I am really into music, and consider myself a very down to earth and chatty person so I'm certain that we will get on and have fun whilst learning.

I have a real passion for both science and helping people in any way that I can. I self taught myself the chemistry A-level in my gap year to enhance my university application. During this time I developed a love and energy for chemistry that I would be so keen to use to help other students reach their goals.

I play Rugby and I am really into music, and consider myself a very down to earth and chatty person so I'm certain that we will get on and have fun whilst learning.

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About my sessions

I always make a real effort to make my sessions something that the student looks forward to during their week. I do this fundamentally by giving the student exactly what it is that they want from me to help them succeed. Whether its specific concepts that a student needs help understanding; diagnosing errors in their working; or guidance with revision...I am confident in fulfilling the students needs leaving them feeling satisfied after each session.

I take time to really understand what it is that the student needs before giving them what they really need. If they are struggling with a specific concept, then I will take a full session if needs be to explain it in a way that is easy to understand, leaving the student without any more questions and confident on the topic when they leave to session. If they are struggling to answer certain questions correctly, then we can go over those types of questions until they are competent at answering them. I believe chemistry requires a lot of practice so I encourage students to have a go at the resources I give them for in between sessions.

I always make a real effort to make my sessions something that the student looks forward to during their week. I do this fundamentally by giving the student exactly what it is that they want from me to help them succeed. Whether its specific concepts that a student needs help understanding; diagnosing errors in their working; or guidance with revision...I am confident in fulfilling the students needs leaving them feeling satisfied after each session.

I take time to really understand what it is that the student needs before giving them what they really need. If they are struggling with a specific concept, then I will take a full session if needs be to explain it in a way that is easy to understand, leaving the student without any more questions and confident on the topic when they leave to session. If they are struggling to answer certain questions correctly, then we can go over those types of questions until they are competent at answering them. I believe chemistry requires a lot of practice so I encourage students to have a go at the resources I give them for in between sessions.

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Max Parent from Chipping Campden

12 Jun, 2018

a great tutor helped me loads with chemistry

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Jack Student

12 May, 2018

really helpful

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
Sport Science BTECDiplomaD*D*D*

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Subjects offered

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ChemistryGCSE£22 /hr
Physical EducationGCSE£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr

Questions George has answered

How can it be that if two alkanes with the same molecular formular, drawn out in different ways(i.e. one with a straight carbon chain and one with a bent carbon chain) can have the same nomenclature and are not therefore isomers of echother?

In an alkane, the molecule is only made up from single covalent bonds in the carbon chain. This allows the carbon-carbon bonds to rotate, which has the potentiol for two drawings of the same molecule to look slightly different. This can be confusing at first if you are used to looking at a certain molecule drawn out in a particular way, but if you follow the rules of nomenclature as you have learnt then you will get the same name for a molecule whichever way it has been drawn. A different rule applies for alkenes. This is because alkenes have a double covalent bond in their carbon chain. The important thing about the couble bond is that it is rigid unlike the single bonds which have the ability to rotate. This means that if atoms appear to be arranged differently surrounding the double bond then they are permanently positioned there, making two alkenes of the same molecular formula 'stereoisomers of eachother'.In an alkane, the molecule is only made up from single covalent bonds in the carbon chain. This allows the carbon-carbon bonds to rotate, which has the potentiol for two drawings of the same molecule to look slightly different. This can be confusing at first if you are used to looking at a certain molecule drawn out in a particular way, but if you follow the rules of nomenclature as you have learnt then you will get the same name for a molecule whichever way it has been drawn. A different rule applies for alkenes. This is because alkenes have a double covalent bond in their carbon chain. The important thing about the couble bond is that it is rigid unlike the single bonds which have the ability to rotate. This means that if atoms appear to be arranged differently surrounding the double bond then they are permanently positioned there, making two alkenes of the same molecular formula 'stereoisomers of eachother'.

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Why is graphite softer than diamond if they are made up from the same covalently bonded carbon atoms?

Diamond is an extremely strong and rigid substance because of its molecular structure, which is giant covalent structure. This means that every carbon is covalently bonded to 4 other carbon molecules to form one big 3 dimensional structure, which is responsible for the hard and rigid properties of diamond. Graphite has a different molecular structure because each carbon only bonds to 3 other carbon atoms in a 2 dimensional hexaganol formation. These are covalent bonds just like in the diamond, so these flat structures are just as strong as diamond. Now, the part that makes the graphite softer than diamond is that the flat 'sheets' of carbon are bonded together by a much weaker bond than covalent bonds , called Van Der Waals forces. These are the bonds that break first to make graphite a soft substance.Diamond is an extremely strong and rigid substance because of its molecular structure, which is giant covalent structure. This means that every carbon is covalently bonded to 4 other carbon molecules to form one big 3 dimensional structure, which is responsible for the hard and rigid properties of diamond. Graphite has a different molecular structure because each carbon only bonds to 3 other carbon atoms in a 2 dimensional hexaganol formation. These are covalent bonds just like in the diamond, so these flat structures are just as strong as diamond. Now, the part that makes the graphite softer than diamond is that the flat 'sheets' of carbon are bonded together by a much weaker bond than covalent bonds , called Van Der Waals forces. These are the bonds that break first to make graphite a soft substance.

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