My approach will be tailored to each student individually. It is important that everyone gets to learn in an environment they feel most comfortable in - I strive to give this to each of my students and create an atmosphere where they are motivated to learn and do their best. I am very patient and good at coming up with ways to explain things in an easy and simple way. Please get in touch with me to have a chat!
I am currently a 3rd year Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Strathclyde! Due to my love for languages I have been doing French and Spanish on the side and I want to help you learn! (Can help with Nat5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels). Currently based in Glasgow however thanks to zoom I can help you wherever you are!
I'm incredibly friendly and easy going - êtes-vous prêt à tomber amoureux du français? Allons-y!
First Lesson - Free - 30min
Consequent Lessons - £15/h - £35/h - depending on the subject and level as I will need to prepare for the lesson.
Please get in touch to discuss everything - I am fairly flexible!
MSci Applied Chemistry and
University of Strathclyde
09/2018 – Expected: 09/2023
Key Modules :
o Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
o Spectroscopic Methods
o Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Principles
o Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
o Chemical Engineering Design, Process Analysis
o Reactor Engineering
o Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
o Practical Preparative Chemistry and Chemical
-Received Lab Certificates of Excellence in Years
1&2 (for achieving >90%)
-Achieved the Dean’s List for maintaining a CWA of
over 80% in Year 2
- Recipient of the Alan Bryce Scholarship
Mearns Castle High School
08/2013 – 06/2018
o Maths (A), English (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A),
French (A), Spanish (A)
-Obtained Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of
-Received the Gleneagles House Award for
outstanding contribution to the school
(University of Strathclyde)
Jul. 2016, 2017 & 2018
-Monitoring reaction completion via 13C and 1H NMR
-Performing solvent extraction, TLC and column
chromatography to ensure adequate product purity.
-Prepared of the iridium catalyst employed by the
group in hydrogen-isotope exchange reactions.
-Carried out sulfonamide synthesis to be used in
-Safe disposal and handling of harmful chemicals
University of Strathclyde
-Comprehensive understanding of methodologies
used in amide nitration, selective reduction of
carbonyl compounds and complexation reactions.
-Ability to determine reaction orders, fuel cell
efficiency and understand the importance of kinetics
and thermodynamics in reactions.
-Mastery of techniques such as recrystallisation,
melting point analysis, distillation, titration and, etc.
12/2018 – Present
-Delivering a high level of customer service through
an individual approach to all incoming visitors and an
excellent knowledge of the services offered.
-Driving the expansion of library collections and
programs to enhance engagement with varying age
demographics, both inhouse and via social media.
-Handling a multitude of clerical tasks such as
processing new stock, handling customer enquiries
and creating events.
-Leading sing-along Bookbugs and craft sessions to
aid with child development.
-Creating displays for various events in the library such
as the summer reading challenge, author events and
- In my spare time, I have been teaching myself the
how to program in Python via Udemy courses, looking
ahead, I would also like to master C++ and Java.
- I find that the way of thinking I gained from this has
enhanced my approach to problem solving both in my
daily activities and my degree.
-I take extra credit French classes as languages have
always been a passion of mine.
- Through this I had the opportunity to be on the
departmental debate team in 2019. This experience
allowed me to become more confident and improved
my oral French as talking in front of a large audience
in a foreign language is both a daunting and
Acting Class Rep
- I have been the acting class rep for my degree
stream since 1st year. In this role, I have successfully
helped implement several changes to improve the
quality of education and student life.
- For example, I ensured that the curriculum will be
rearranged to create a more balanced workload on
year 2 students.
- I also organised a support group-chat for all years to
provide networking and social opportunities
- Additionally, I was able to set up student-led tutoring
groups to help with exam preparations for more junior
- This year, I have had the crucial role in ensuring that
online learning went smoothly for all of the classes
being undertaken by third years by liaising with both
senior staff members and our lecturers.
Marina is very good at explaining content clearly and always made sure that I actually understand all the basics behind harder or more difficult principles. She is a really understanding tutor and listens well. She finally made me enjoy Chemistry!
Marina is very kind and helpful. She has always taken the time to explain things to me in different ways and made learning fun!
You couldn't go wrong with her
Marina is a very dedicated person and is very good at breaking down topics and explaining with the aid of diagrams. She has helped me understand lots of different concepts that I couldn't before.
Marina is great at explaining concepts clearly and precisely. She is very patient and friendly. Would definitely recommend Marina as a chemistry tutor!
“Marina is a kind and patient teacher who adapts her teaching methods to suit each student. If it wasn’t for her easy to digest explanations I would have failed my higher chemistry.
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