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Biology is the study of life, living organisms, and how they behave and interact with the world. It's a fairly broad subject and teaches us about everything from giant whales to microscopic forms of life like viruses, bacteria, and individual cells.
In London and all over England, pupils in schools have to learn about biology either in their science classes or dedicated biology lessons throughout all of their compulsory schooling.
There's a lot to study in biology and even though it's an important subject to study, students can sometimes struggle with it for several reasons.
Let's see the benefits of studying biology at primary school, secondary school, college, and university, the challenges that a typical student might face, what's taught on a GCSE biology course, and how tutors can help you improve your knowledge of biology.
Biology covers so much that it can teach us more about ourselves as humans and how our bodies operate. In addition to learning more about life on this planet, biology also serves as the foundation for other sciences like medicine.
After all, how can you heal the human body if you have no idea how it works?
As we mentioned previously, biology is compulsory throughout primary and secondary school alongside physics and chemistry and with how much you have to study it, there's no way you can ignore it and you don't want to perform poorly in the exams, either.
As a core science, biology teaches you a lot of transferrable skills that can help you in other sciences. A lot of employers also look for these skills. You can use biology qualifications to open the door to teaching science, become a scientist, conduct research, or even transition over into medicine, pharmacy, and healthcare.
Biology is a broad subject with a lot of things to cover. While you can specialise later on in your career, during school, you'll feel like you're studying almost every living thing and every aspect of them and this can get a little overwhelming for some students.
With so much knowledge and so many different skills required, it's hardly surprising that there are a lot of students who don't grasp every bit of biology when they study it at school.
There are also ethical issues that some students may have when it comes to studying biology, especially when it comes to dissection. In most lessons at school, you can opt-out of these lessons if you have ethical or religious concerns when it comes to dissection or the treatment of animals. However, these sessions are designed with learning in mind so you don't want to miss them if you don't have to.
There are also complex concepts being taught and you have to look at life at the macro- and micr0-levels which can be hard to wrap your head around.
Students in London will be able to study biology throughout primary and secondary school and the subject is taught right up to the end of compulsory education in the UK. The GCSE is the first qualification you can get in biology in school so we'll look at some of the topics covered.
There are two ways to get a biology GCSE: either as a double award GCSE, where students study chemistry, biology, and physics and are awarded two GCSEs, or single science, where each science counts as an individual GCSE in its own right.
Generally, students doing a double award GCSE will study a lot of the same topics in biology and will only cover a few extra topics for the exam to be awarded the single science GCSE in biology.
The topics covered in both include cellular structure, how cells work, plants and animals, biological processes such as breathing, respiration, hormones, and the nervous system, and genetics, illness, and the immune system.
If you need help with biology (or any other science) private tutorials are a great way to learn from experienced and qualified tutors. With so much to study, there's no shame in getting extra tuition to complement the teaching you receive at school, sixth form, or university.
Some tutors can also help with the other sciences (chemistry and physics) and maths and provide tuition with the hard sciences.
The main benefit of private tutorials is that you can choose what you want to study and how to study it. They can adapt their lessons to your level and your preferred learning styles and will use their skills and experience to ensure that every lesson is tailored to you.
If you're looking for biology tutors in London, just search on Superprof. There are plenty of tutors available and many offer free tutoring for the first hour.
View each tutor's profile carefully and see how many years of experience they have, what they're qualified in, how much they charge, and whether or not they teach other sciences like chemistry and physics or maths. Many tutors have a knowledge of various subjects and teach science and maths to primary and secondary school students, for example.
Get in touch with a few tutors that you like the look of and discuss what you're studying at school, sixth form, or university, how you like to learn, what you're struggling with, where and when you'd like your lessons to be, and see if you get along with your tutor.
You need to have a good rapport with your biology tutor as you'll learn more effectively if you're in a good mood. Similarly, you might be spending a lot of time with them throughout your studies so the last thing you'd want is someone that you're not too keen on.
If you can't find anyone in London that works for you, don't forget that you can also get private tuition online. If you have a stable internet connection and a webcam, a tutor can teach you via video conferencing software and they tend to charge less as they won't have to travel to you.
You should be aware, however, that if you do opt for an online tutor to help you with biology at school, you'll want to make sure that they're aware of how GCSE or A Level exams work if they don't happen to be from the UK.
If you're on a tight budget, too, you can always get group tutorials where you and a few friends or classmates split the cost of a tutor's time.
In London, the average cost of a private biology teacher is £21 an hour.
Rates will vary depending on:
97% of private tutors on Superprof offer the 1st hour of the lesson free.
2262 private biology teachers are available to offer biology support in London and the suburban areas.
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On Superprof, you can learn biology online with a private tutor. Whether you need help revising for your GCSEs, are struggling with coursework or would just like to work on your biology skills, our tutors can help you.
Many of our tutors also offer private online tuition. Around 80% of the private tutors on Superprof give biology classes online and most of them offer their first lessons free!
To find the available online teachers, just enter your subject criteria into the search engine and select the webcam filter to see the available teachers who are currently offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via webcam offer you more advantages. You can plan your classes to fit around your schedule and online lessons are often less expensive as the teacher does not need to travel.
Students scored their biology tutors on average 5.0 out of five from a sample of 298 recommendations.
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Biology is one of the hardest subjects in high school. Many students struggle with biology as it is such a vast subject. There are many different types of biology such as marine biology, botany, zoology, and microbiology. Just to name a couple.
With the help of a private biology tutor many students are able to excel in this subject.
Take biology classes to learn more about the different areas of biology with a competent private teacher.
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