Home and Online Biology Tuition in Derby

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Invite your partner, grandparents or other family members to contiribute to the tuition costs ... or pair up with other families to create a small tuition group, automatically sharing the costs across your group. We provide a secure and easy set-up for you to invite others to your payment account. Find out more

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A selection of Derby Biology Tutors

Waheed K

Dr Waheed K

GCSE Biology Lessons

Derby


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Science with QTS, PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (University of Leeds), BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences 2:1, National Professional qualification for Headship
Aisling C

Ms Aisling C

A-Level Biology Teacher

Derby


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
MEd Science. BSc Biotechnology (with French).
Samantha S

Miss Samantha S

Private Biology Tuition

Derby


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2020). BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Cardiff University (2019).
Amanda W

Miss Amanda W

Biology Tutoring

Derby


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
BEd Physical Science, University of Greenwich (1995).
Abdur-Rahman K

Mr Abdur-Rahman K

A-Level Biology Lessons

Derby


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE in Secondary Science, Edge Hill University (2018). BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (2015).

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What is Biology?

Biology is the science of life and living organisms, derived from the Greek words "bios" meaning "life" and "logos" meaning "study". Biologists study living things, including their physical structures, chemical processes, physiological mechanisms, molecular interactions, life-cycle, adaptions and environment.

Biology Tuition at GCSE and IGCSE

At GCSE level, Biology is either studied as separate subject or makes up a third of Combined Science. As a separate subject, Biology can be studied as Single Science and receive a full GCSE grade. In Combined Science, the extension topics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology are not taken and the exams in all three subjects lead to two GCSE grades, so it is sometimes referred to as Dual Award Science. If a student intends to study Biology at A level then it is best, though not essential, that they take Biology as a Single Science. Assessment is through written exam papers, typically 2 x two hour papers or 3 x 90 minute papers. There is no separate practical assessment or coursework, but questions will be set based on the core practical activities the students will have carried out for themselves.

Biology Tuition at A-Level

For entry into A-Level Biology, many schools would want to see a grade 7 or higher at GCSE, otherwise a student may struggle to do well at A-Level. At A-Level the concepts and ideas studied for GCSE are built upon and taken further, along with some applications of Biology which may include ... A-Level Biology also involves a large amount of practical work. Assessment is typically three written papers, each around two hours long. A-Level Biology can give access to a wide range of University Courses and consequently related careers, such as Physics, Engineering, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Sports Science and Pharmacy amongst others.

Tuition with a qualified Biology teacher at your home in Derby costs from £46.00 ph. Online tuition with a qualified Biology teacher costs from £40.00 ph. Create your own small tuition group and Biology tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced Biology teachers in Derby, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our Biology teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves a Biology tutor coming to your home in Derby to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the Biology tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the Biology tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the Biology tutor is required to travel to your home, in Derby. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your Biology tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your Biology tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of Biology tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group Biology tuition in Derby depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Derby schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Derby (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Derby primary school performance:

The Derby area has 50 primary schools (one of the top being Griffe Field Primary School with 32% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Pupils’ achievement is outstanding and by the end of Key Stage 2, their attainment is well above average in both English and mathematics. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress from starting points that are usually average. Although the content of pupils’ writing is exceptionally good, their handwriting and presentation are not up to the high standard expected by the school.”

The Derby local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 8% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Derby secondary school performance:

The Derby area has 28 secondary schools (one of the top being Landau Forte College with 59% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Attainment is high across the college, including in the outstanding sixth form. Students make rapid and sustained progress from their various starting points. Students’ academic and personal achievements prepare them exceptionally well for the next stage of their education and their future lives.”

The Derby local authority has an average of 38% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 91% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Derby Ofsted ratings:

63% of Derby schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 15 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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