Nathan M.

Nathan M.

£24 - £26 /hr

Physics with Medical Physics (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

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Hi I'm Nathan. I study Physics at the University of Nottingham and as such, I love Physics and the mathematical tools used in it. My favourite area of Physics is its applications to medicine, and how we can utilise the natural world around us to do amazing things, like look inside someone’s body using huge magnets, or effectively treat cancer using radiation. Part of the excitement of learning, for me, is being able to share my knowledge with others, and help them reach their full potential whether it be for the 11 Plus, GCSE, or A Level. Having been through school and spending an extra year in 6th form, I am very familiar with the ins-and-outs of not only the content but also exam technique to squeeze every mark out of your papers.

Besides Maths and Physics, I also enjoy movies, gaming and cooking, and I am part of the scuba diving society here at Nottingham.

Hi I'm Nathan. I study Physics at the University of Nottingham and as such, I love Physics and the mathematical tools used in it. My favourite area of Physics is its applications to medicine, and how we can utilise the natural world around us to do amazing things, like look inside someone’s body using huge magnets, or effectively treat cancer using radiation. Part of the excitement of learning, for me, is being able to share my knowledge with others, and help them reach their full potential whether it be for the 11 Plus, GCSE, or A Level. Having been through school and spending an extra year in 6th form, I am very familiar with the ins-and-outs of not only the content but also exam technique to squeeze every mark out of your papers.

Besides Maths and Physics, I also enjoy movies, gaming and cooking, and I am part of the scuba diving society here at Nottingham.

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How I structure my sessions depends on you, and what you want to focus on; whether it be purely exam preparation and technique, or the concepts and understanding of the material, or somewhere in between. When I was studying for my exams, I would do a mixture of watching relevant videos, past paper questions, and making posters. When it comes to physics and particularly maths, once you understand all the material, the most valuable exam preparation you can do is getting all the practise you can at answering questions.

How I structure my sessions depends on you, and what you want to focus on; whether it be purely exam preparation and technique, or the concepts and understanding of the material, or somewhere in between. When I was studying for my exams, I would do a mixture of watching relevant videos, past paper questions, and making posters. When it comes to physics and particularly maths, once you understand all the material, the most valuable exam preparation you can do is getting all the practise you can at answering questions.

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Professional. Loves to teach. Fun and engaging.

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Phil Parent from London Lesson review 30 Sep, 09:30

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Nathan is great - patient, calm and helpful. He's also flexible which helps when plans change. Highly recommend.

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Very well explained and he pointed out the right direction without giving too much away.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A
PhysicsA-level (A2)B
BiologyA-level (A2)C
SociologyA-level (A2)C
ChemistryA-level (A2)D
Further MathematicsA-level (AS)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
MathsA Level£26 /hr
PhysicsA Level£26 /hr
MathsGCSE£24 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£24 /hr
Maths11 Plus£24 /hr

Questions Nathan has answered

An isotope of 238,92-Uranium decays into a stable isotope of 206,82-Lead through a series of alpha and beta decays, how many of each does it go through?

This is a good example of where simplification can make an otherwise tricky question a lot easier. It is easy to get confused trying to work out different isotopes and the extra products of the decays, but all this can be ignored, and the question is just a simple maths problem. Firstly, we must consider what each decay does to the atomic number and proton number of the isotope. Alpha decay emits a helium nucleus, and so reduces the atomic number by 4 and the proton number by 2. Beta decay turns a proton into an electron, and increases the proton number by 1, leaving the atomic number unaffected. Using this information, we can work out that in order to reduce the atomic number from 238 to 206 we must use alpha decay, because beta doesn’t affect the proton number. Therefore 8 alpha decays are needed, this brings the atomic number to the required 206, but leaves the proton number at 76. To bring this up to the required 82 for lead, 6 beta decays are necessary. And so, the answer is 8 alpha decays and 6 beta decays. This is a good example of where simplification can make an otherwise tricky question a lot easier. It is easy to get confused trying to work out different isotopes and the extra products of the decays, but all this can be ignored, and the question is just a simple maths problem. Firstly, we must consider what each decay does to the atomic number and proton number of the isotope. Alpha decay emits a helium nucleus, and so reduces the atomic number by 4 and the proton number by 2. Beta decay turns a proton into an electron, and increases the proton number by 1, leaving the atomic number unaffected. Using this information, we can work out that in order to reduce the atomic number from 238 to 206 we must use alpha decay, because beta doesn’t affect the proton number. Therefore 8 alpha decays are needed, this brings the atomic number to the required 206, but leaves the proton number at 76. To bring this up to the required 82 for lead, 6 beta decays are necessary. And so, the answer is 8 alpha decays and 6 beta decays.

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