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Maths

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £22.00
GCSE £22.00

Physics

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £22.00
GCSE £22.00
Casual Learner £25.00

Chemistry

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £22.00
GCSE £22.00
A-Level £25.00
University £25.00
Casual Learner £25.00

Computer Studies / I.T.

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £22.00
GCSE £22.00
A-Level £25.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Personal Description:

A PhD student currently writing up my thesis in Chemistry - specifically in the synthesis of new compounds to be used in organic electronics. I have a BSc Hons in Chemistry and a MSc in Drug Design and Discovery.

I have tutored at undergraduate level, and I have demonstrated and taught in undergraduate chemistry labs, including handling assignment marking and feedback.

I am based in Glasgow, and I am an easy-to-speak-to, laid back person. I am passionate about learning, in particular in learning science. I believe that everyone should have access to learn at least a basic level of science as it drives the world around us today.

I have a wide range of experience in traditional chemistry through to current modern techniques and methods. I am well versed in both theoretical and practical chemistry. My main field is synthetic organic chemistry with a scope towards materials (solar cells in particular). Through my studies I have also covered a range of physics, maths, and computing, as well as research methods and planning.

I am highly motivated, passionate, and organised. I look forward to helping you achieve your own goals whether they are to improve a grade, pass a test, or just learn for pleasure or personal interest.

Tutoring Experience:

During my PhD I demonstrated in the undergraduate teaching laboratories, where I showed students how to correctly perform their experiments. I would cover the theory of the experiment, explain why it was important, highlight any important aspects and explain the best approach to completing the work. I would then receive and mark lab reports, giving feedback and providing any required additional help or details that each student required. Additionally, during my MSc I tutored an undergraduate student one-to-one because they were unhappy with their grade (a grade C). After some weeks of tuition the student attained a B+, missing out on an A by a few percent.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to ensure the student understands what the underlying theory, reasoning, and application of the topic is. I don't think rote memorisation is a particularly strong approach, especially without ensuring the basic foundations have been understood. I am happy to work towards achieving an improved grade, passing an exam, or simply learning for personal interest.

Qualifications:

  • University of Strathclyde (2017) - PhD in Chemistry - Synthesis and Characterisation of Novel Conjugated Materials for Organic Electronics (Doctorate) (in progress)
  • University of the West of Scotland (2012) - MSc in Drug Design and Discovery (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of the West of Scotland (2011) - BSc with Honours in Pure and Applied Chemistry (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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