I recommend the following book for A-level Chemistry:
Calculations in AS / A Level Chemistry by Jim Clark
It has 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon after over 100 reviews, and according to the TES, 'Calculations in AS and A Level Chemistry fills a gap in the market and provides excellent coverage of...
Organic Chemistry is the chemistry of nature. In aliphatic chemistry, we deal with compounds derived from natural resources from underground (oil and gas), whereas aromatic chemistry is all about compounds derived from nature overground (plants, herbs etc).
In aliphatic chemistry we have...
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In 1966, in literary magazine Epoch, American writer Joyce Carol Oates published Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, which would be brought to cinema screens – titled Smooth Talk – in 1988. In this tale Connie, a...
I often ponder on the question: "Is tuition indispensable in order to achieve academic success?"
To those who proclaim a categorical 'yes!' I thank you; you are why I can make a living as a full-time tutor. Yet, I grow concerned that in the space of a few years, sustained tuition has become an...
When writing a Philosophy essay, your task is two fold: (1) explain a viewpoint clearly, (2) evaluate that viewpoint.
As a useful template, you can split the task into three parts: Present, Explain, Evaluate.
Present the view which you will be discussing.
Give a brief outline of the...
Having taught all four A level Chemistry exams available, i.e. Edexcel, AQA, OCR and OCRSalters I can offer some advice as to the pros and cons associated with them.
Firstly the most contentious: OCRSalters. This is an ambitious exam which can be rewarding for very able students because of the...
STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) is either a requirement or strongly encouraged for students wishing to study Maths at a number of top universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, Bristol, Bath and Imperial College London.
It is designed to challenge students beyond that required...
Based on my own experience, this is one of the most important skills to practise from the outset which helps improve your fluency in learning a foreign language. You implement the knowledge of grammar that you are learning from textbooks and the vocabulary memorised. With consistent practice,...
There is one thing that always fascinates me when I am working with learners on a one-to-one basis. Each pupil works in a completely different way to the other. It amazes me how school teachers can cater for everyone when there is so much difference even in a small group. There are also many...
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I meet many students who feel satisfied when they understand a mathematical concept, and feel no need to practise further.
Though it's important to understand concepts for relevance, problem-solving and a foundation for further understanding, for a top grade in exams it...
I'm the mother of three sons (aged 18, 20 and 22) and step-mum to another two, so I know a thing or two about kids. My first degree was in...
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I've heard some people claim that the number 1 is prime. Well, “Prime” means first, and 1 is first,so it makes sense, doesn't it? Well, not...
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