Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Liverpool 
Nicola - Prof biology - Liverpool
£10/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Nicola
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Genetics
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

Biology masters student with a 1st class undergraduate degree, aiming to teach A level and GCSE

Methodology

I aim to tutor GCSE and A-Level students in biology. My teaching method is a personal approach to adapt to the student, but I have found students are more likely to remember something if they truly understand it. Therefore I prefer to create easy to follow lesson plans starting with brief introductory exercises, followed up with more detailed explanations and assess the student's comfortability with a topic by doing mini-quizzes and to have students explain a concept back to me in their own words.

Experience

I am a masters student at the Liverpool School of Tropical medicine specialising in tropical disease and genetics. I received a 1st degree from my undergraduate and a merit for a previous masters. I have mentored younger students during my undergraduate degree in a practical, lab, and theoretical settings.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £10/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £45
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £90
Lessons offered by Nicola
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Genetics
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

Nicola's CV

Profile
I have completed a Masters degree at the University of Liverpool studying Advanced Biological Sciences MSc, for which I received a merit. I have graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a First Class Honours degree in Biology, from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology. Last year I published a paper examining sea anemone genes. I am currently enrolled in the Tropical Disease Biology master at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in order to improve my skills in this area.
Education
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (September 2020 to September 2021)
• MSc Topical disease Biology
• Research project will characterise the virome of UK mosquitoes
University of Liverpool (September 2016 to September 2017)
• MSc Advance Biological Sciences – Merit
• Research project- Investigating the effect of drought on soil dwelling protozoa.
• Including modules which I believe will lead on well to this PhD: Bioinformatics for life sciences and Evolution and behavior, Advanced Topics in Viral Disease Mechanisms
• Supervisor -Dr R Whitlock

Liverpool John Moores University (September 2013 to June 2016)
• Bachelor of Sciences in Biology -1st class with honors
• Bachelors research project - ¬¬Population genetics of Simulium blackflies in Uganda. This used microsatellites to identify relatedness of blackflies and their travel between breeding sites over the country to track the flies, as they are vectors for Onchocerciasis (river blindness).
• Relevant modules: Genetics, Genes and genomes
• Supervisor- Dr C Wilding


Work Experience and Achievements

Paper on Sea anemones (2018-ongoing)
• I am currently working on a paper with my undergraduate supervisor Dr Wilding from Liverpool John Moors University. The paper contains the novel genome of the beadlet anemone (Actinia equina). I am working on identifying if the A. equina genome contains genes commonly associated with Meiosis. There are no obvious gonads to suggest sexual reproduction and no observational evidence, however many other in the genus are capable of sexual reproduction.
• During this work I have learnt how to use Standalone BLAST

Measuring shark scales (2018-ongoing)
• I am currently working with a lecturer at the University of Leicester. The larger project is examining water drag in sharks, both modern and prehistoric. My part of this involved measuring the riblets (bumps) of shark scales.
• During this I have learnt how to use Image J

Assisted in lab work outside of term time for over three months (2015).
• I assisted my undergraduate supervisor (Dr wilding) in his research on Simulium Blackflies movement patterns. This work was in cooperation with the Ugandan Government as it concerned the control of the disease Onchocerciasis which the Simulium blackflies carry and spread.
• My involvement was using microsatellites to identifying genetic relatedness between several populations of blackfly around northern Uganda to identify which breeding sites were interacting with one another and therefore the flies’ movement over the country, part of which became my undergraduate research project.
Skills
I have experience using two statistic programs:
• SPSS
• R: R studio

I have experience in using many computer programs and bioinformatic programs developed during my undergraduate, postgraduate degree and extra projects:
• BAPS
• Figtree
• Genetix
• Structure
• Structure harvester
• BLAST
• Peakscanner v1.0
• CONVERT
• Genepop
• FSTAT
• CLUMPAK
• Artemis
• ACT
• Dialign
• ClustalX
• Jalview
• Muscle • Modeller
• Ramachandran
• PyMOL
• UniProt
• MEGA
• Datamonkey
• Image J
• Stand alone BLAST

I have experience in many lab techniques and procedures, developed and used in my undergraduate degree/project and my post graduate degree/project:
• DNA extraction
• Setting up and running PCRs
• Making agarose gel
• Setting up and running electrophoresis
• Using a UV camera
• Cloning a gene into a plasmid
• Heat shocking a plasmid into bacteria
• Growing cultures on agar
• Dissection of insects and mammals
• Microscopy; dissection microscope, light microscope and inverted light microscope –including preparing slides
• Using a centrifuge
• Culturing protozoa
• Isolating protozoa
• Maintaining healthy clonal colonies of protozoa for an extended period of time
• Sanger sequencing
• Measuring cell size using a microscope
• Working with blood and fecal samples to look for parasites

Group work
• During my Masters research project I was part of a larger research group and developed my skills for group work
• During many assignments in my undergraduate and postgraduate I worked in groups
Presentations
• During my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, I have done many presentations as well as during interviews

Similar tutors

biology lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest cellular biology lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, genetics lessons for all!
Taking zoology lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Liverpool
Biology Tutoring: Psychology graduate offering private and group tutoring in biology (up to A-Level) and psychology (up to degree level) in Liverpool
£20
Jack
1st lesson free!

Personally, I have always been most successful when lessons have been structured in a straightforward and methodical way....

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
The first honour of Bachelor of Science in Biology from the top 1 University in Thailand
£10
Pear
1st lesson free!

I explain the context then give the students examples. After that, let them do the exercises to see how well they...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Qualified Secondary Science Teacher - biology, chemistry and physics up to GCSE. I can also teach A Level Biology. Located in Liverpool city centre. I have taught previously in 2 secondary schools wit
£20
Maire
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I use a range of techniques when teaching science to my students to include using visual stimuli, note taking, practise exam...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Microbiology/Biology Master's Graduate in Liverpool looking to tutor secondary school pupils or below
£20
Charlotte
1st lesson free!

-I have recently graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Master's in Microbiology. -I have always had such a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Liverpool
Medicine student offering GCSE biology lessons in Liverpool. Online class are possible too.
£8
Steven
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is methodological and patient. I believe in spending extra time and attention on each student, and I have...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
I am a medical student with experience tutoring high school pupils. I am confident in teaching science subjects to all abilities- from those looking to pass their GCSE or A Level exams more comfortabl
£15
Lucy
1st lesson free!

My previous experience of tutoring high school students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN), has helped me...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Hi, I'm Emily, a Biochemistry Masters student offering engaging and in-depth tutoring for Biology, up to A-level.
£18
Emily
1st lesson free!

I like to take broad topics and break them down into manageable, memorable sections. I find that if you find something funny...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Dental student offering Chemistry and Biology Tutoring to primary and secondary school students
£25
Arun
1st lesson free!

I believe the best method is to understand the format of exams by mainly attempting practice questions and Learning how to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Medical Student who would love to teach science to young people in Liverpool. I have GCSE and IB qualifications in this subject area.
£23
Peace
1st lesson free!

My teaching style varies depending on the students learning style. This ensures friendly, comfortable lessons and increases...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Vet student, teaching Biology for GCSE and A Level. I aim to make lessons enjoyable learning experiences.
£10
Sim
1st lesson free!

I prefer building up from the very bottom of a topic - grasp the foundations and the rest flow smoothly. As long as you...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Liverpool
Marine Biology student offering lessons in maths, biology and chemistry up to sixth form level
£10
Rochelle
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is first to acknowledge where a students understanding is prior to my teaching. Then developing a deeper...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Highly committed medical student, with a genuine interest in the needs and aspirations of students.
£25
Taqua
1st lesson free!

Highly committed medical student, with a genuine interest in the needs and aspirations of students. The ability to adapt...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
A level student studying biology, chemistry, and drama. Giving lessons in biology and chemistry up to GCSE level.
£12
Anais
1st lesson free!

Firstly I speak with the students and see where they believe their weak and strong points are within that subject, then I...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Patient Marine biology student offering top tier tutoring in Biology, Geography and English
£15
Lucas
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is tailor each students learning experience to give them the best head start possible.Firstly, I run...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
I am a life sciences graduate offering 1 to 1 tuition for KS3,4 and 5 in science and biology
£15
Bryan
1st lesson free!

Science is fascinating but it can be challenging: my approach is to keep things simple and comprehensible. If you understand...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Medical Student with BSc (Hons) in Biomedical sciences offering Biology centered tutoring up to degree level.
£25
Jack
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

No two students are the same, so no two lessons will be the same. I try to build a report with students that helps me...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Sport and Exercise Science student offering physiology and biology lessons for children and young people in Liverpool
£6
Ania
1st lesson free!

I am always trying to adapt my way of teaching to every individual and find the right approach so he/she can fully...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Qualified doctor with a PGCE in Medical Education offering tutorials for school pupils for medical applications and medical students in Liverpool and cheshire.
£30
Santosh
1st lesson free!

I am very adaptable depending on student need and preference but offer online teaching or face to face sessions based on my...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Liverpool
Biomedical student teaching Biology at all levels upto A- Levels. I have an engaging and interesting method of teaching to improve grades and ensure high performance
£15
Samrudhi
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I focus on making sure information is easily accessible. I create methods tailored to my students to ensure that the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at her home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available Not available £10
5 hours Not available Not available £50
10 hours Not available Not available £100
Book a class