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Degree: MSci Biology and Chemistry (Masters) - Durham University

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Benjamin Walker:

Education

MSci in Biology and Chemistry, Durham University2014 - present

Joint Honours Programme, with a focus on bioactive chemistry

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge                                                              2009 - 2011

A levels:  4 A*s - Biology, Economics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Outstanding Achievement Awards for academic excellence and for full marks in Extended Project on Orphan Drugs

British Biology and Chemistry Olympiad, awarded Gold

Chesterton Community College, Cambridge 2006-2011

GCSEs: 10 A* grades

Relevant Work Experience

Chemistry Lab Work, Cogent Environmental Ltd, Cambridge                               Sept-Oct 2013

Worked in the water purification lab with a research group to develop the design of a water toxicity laboratory system, using bioluminescence bacteria 

GSK Work Experience Placement, Stevenage                                                           Feb-March 2013

Completed a research project on the effect of structure on the function of specific enzymes.

Worked in a research group focusing on the development of rheumatoid arthritis drug trials

Private tutor, First Tutors and TutorHunt, mytutorweb Sept 2012 “ present

Tutored 18 students in Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Maths at both GCSE and A level

All of my past A level students have secured places at top universities in sciences or medicine. 

Promoted to platinum tutor at mytutorweb.com in recognition of my high standard of tuition

Other experience and achievements

Tennis Coach and Camp Counselor, Lake Bryn Mawr Camp, USA   Jun-Sept 2014

Assistant coach director for the ˜Tennis Plus™ programme. Planned and led lessons for large groups of children and organised inter-camp competitions

International Development Volunteer, International Citizen Service, Malawi Sept “ Dec 2013

Public health projects to create and raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and water-borne diseases.

Managed a group of 12 volunteers to organise a ˜World AIDS Day™ event for over 800 people.

Volunteer at Penang Adventist Hospital, Malaysia  Feb-April 2014

Aided nurses in the preparation of treatment for patients in the dialysis unit. Carried out administrative tasks in the pharmacy and oncology departments

Volunteer at Queen™s Court Care Home, Cambridge Sept 2013- present

Weekly voluntary visits to the Alzheimer™s unit in the care home. Engage with residents and help staff with special events.  

Interests and skills

Highly proficient at IT, MS office and Web design. Achieved 100% in OCR ICT Level 2 Diploma

Member of the Durham University Triathlon Club and College Rowing

Represented my college in 5 sports including tennis, football and badminton

Keen photographer and won my school™s chemical photography competition

Achieved Grade 7 on the trumpet and voluntarily taught at a brass band for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Travelled extensively, especially in Southern Africa and South East Asia, and volunteered in a game count in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe in an annual study into population dynamics.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £22 /hr
Chemistry A Level £22 /hr
Economics A Level £22 /hr
Biology GCSE £20 /hr
Chemistry GCSE £20 /hr
Economics GCSE £20 /hr
Geography GCSE £20 /hr
Maths GCSE £20 /hr
.UKCAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA*
ChemistryA-LevelA*
EconomicsA-LevelA*
MathsA-LevelA*
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

21/01/2015

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Questions Ben has answered

What is the trend in first ionisation energy across a period?

Overall, the general trend is an increase across the period. The decrease in shielding (as outer electrons are less influenced by the nucleus) is outweighed by an increased nuclear charge and a decreased atomic radius. However, the value actually decreases between group 2 and 3. This is a res...

Overall, the general trend is an increase across the period.

The decrease in shielding (as outer electrons are less influenced by the nucleus) is outweighed by an increased nuclear charge and a decreased atomic radius.

However, the value actually decreases between group 2 and 3. This is a result of the electronic configurations of these elements. The outermost electron in Be (in a 2s orbital) is less easily removed than that of B (in a 2p orbital). The same occurs from group 5 and 6.

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