I like to adopt a flexible approach to teaching as I feel that this will provide the student with the best support possible. I begin each lesson by discussing the specific aims of the student, testing their pre-existing knowledge of the topic and highlighting key areas which may need to be addressed. At the end of each lesson, I like to engage the pupil in a 5 minute summary of what we have covered and get their feedback on the lesson style as a whole.
I have recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with a First Class MSci degree in Zoology. I have two years worth of experience delivering environmental education in primary schools and secondary schools across Glasgow. I have undertaken assessments in Biology at Higher, Advanced Higher and university level and feel confident delivering 1-on-1 tutoring on a range of topics within this subject.
Free cancellations up to 24hr before the lesson. Any cancellation made after this time will be charged £5.
University of Glasgow || 1st Class MSci (Hons) Zoology || September 2015 – June 2020
Final Year Project: Investigating the Importance of Wildflower Meadows for Urban Arthropods. Monitored diversity of arthropod communities within wildflower meadows across Glasgow.
Highlighted ways in which land management can support urban biodiversity. Learned new sampling procedures and developed identification skills. Data collection conducted outdoors in all conditions. Liaised with NGOs and research institutes. Excellent feedback from supervisor received a first-class grade for the project.
Coursework introduced a range of biological recording techniques (e.g. kick sampling, electrofishing and small mammal surveying) and environmental management practices (e.g. deer culling and forestry management). Attended an intensive fieldwork course based in the Loch Lomond National Park.
Publicity Officer for the Zoological Society. Responsible for managing social media sites, advertising weekly events and raising the club’s profile on campus. Dedication to role resulted in the society’s most successful year in member sign-ups.
Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy || September 2004 – May 2015
2015 Advanced Highers: Biology (C), Chemistry (D), Geography (B).
2014 Highers: Biology (A), Chemistry (A), English (A), Geography (B), History (A).
RSPB Giving Nature a Home Team, Glasgow || Intern || July 2018 – April 2019
• Worked as part of a small team to deliver conservation-centred public engagement at high-profile events across Glasgow.
• Delivered environmental education sessions for schools and nursery pupils of varying ages and abilities.
• Independently fronted the Glasgow House Sparrow Project. Responsible for managing volunteer surveyors, analysing breeding data for urban colonies and implementing measures to boost the species’ presence across the city. Managed the project’s social media platforms, providing regular updates to followers.
• Assisted in the management of Baron’s Haugh nature reserve, undertaking tasks of grass
cutting, willow harvesting and landscape mapping.
• Proactively explored ways to promote the organisation to new audiences. Through this commitment, successfully publicised the work of the RSPB in the Herald newspaper, the BBC ‘Out of Doors’ podcast and at various scientific conferences.
Butterfly Conservation, Glasgow || Event Coordinator || November 2018
• Assisted in the coordination of a seminar for citizen scientists in Greater Glasgow. Responsible for organising event logistics, including booking the venue and arranging catering. Presented a 30-minute educational talk and guided walk to outline conservation projects in Glasgow and showcase some biodiversity in the West End area.
• Highly successful event attended by 30 citizen scientists and received excellent feedback.
My Tutor, Glasgow, UK || Tutor || October 2017 – Present
• Tutored secondary school students in Zoology and Environmental Science.
• Responsible for inspiring young people about conservation and the natural environment.
• Good communication skills are vital, as lessons need to be clear and concise.
SWT, Dunkeld || Volunteer || May 2012 – September 2017
• Volunteered weekly during summertime, regularly undertaking physically demanding tasks to preserve the integrity of local biodiversity.
• Primarily responsible for removing invasive non-native species (e.g. Himalayan balsam) and dominant plants (e.g. bracken).
• Involved in various biological surveys, monitoring the diversity of bird, butterfly, dragonfly and wildflower communities in protected areas.
Additional Skills and Hobbies:
• Skills: Very experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and GIS software.
Achieved a 1 at Standard Grade level Gaelic.
• Qualifications: UK Driving Licence (5 years driving experience); PVG Scheme Record; Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold.
• Sport: Experienced hill walking, have climbed 110 Munros to date including winter climbing.
Cross country runner, having completed the Killin 10k and Glasgow Race for Life 10k.
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, anatomy lessons for all!
Taking physiology lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.
|at his home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||£12||£8|
|5 hours||Not available||£50||£40|
|10 hours||Not available||£100||£80|