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Tom Whitburn - Biology tutor A-level Biology Tutor (Southampton)

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  • Professional Qualification BSc Hons
  • Professional Qualification PGCE
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS
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Personal Message
I have 20 years experience of teaching only A-level Biology. Please read the on feedback on my website from students I have tutored. My tutees show marked improvement and achieve excellent results. I am a full time A-level Biology teacher.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
As a current teacher am I very aware of the shift in emphasis and the different skills required for the new (for 2017) specification A levels. With 20 years experience of teaching just A-level Biology, I have an in depth knowledge of the OCR A, Eduqas, Edexcel, AQA and Pre U specifications

I have recently tutored students studying at Eton, Cheltenham Ladies College, St Swithuns, Barton Peveril, Portsmouth Grammar School, Godolphins, Chesham Grammar, Cardiff Sixth Form Centre, Collingham College, Duff Miller Tutorial College, The John Lyon School, New English School of Kuwait, King Edwards Southampton.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BSc. Hons Biology, MSc. Genetic Engineering, PGCE (FE)
What kind of experience do you have?
20 years of teaching A-level Biology in Sixth Form Colleges, in-depth knowledge of AQA, OCR A, Eduqas Pre-U, Edexcel specifications.
How much do you charge?
I am happy for you to share the cost with friends- I can do small online groups through excellent web-conferencing technology, you dont have to be in the same room, house or city
Where do you teach?
Online, I use an HD Webcam, a graphics tablet and video conferencing with a super-fast broadband connection. I use an excellent web-conferencing program, where both parties can see and annotate notes and past papers and PowerPoints, it is an extremely effective tutoring tool.
When are you available?
Times vary daily. Get in touch and I will fit you in.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
A-level Biology, Pre U Biology, IB Biology.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A-level Biology, Pre U Biology, IB Biology.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes - I am currently a full time A level Biology teacher in a Sixth Form College.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online, I use an HD Webcam, a graphics tablet and video conferencing with a super-fast broadband connection. I use an excellent web-conferencing program, where both parties can see and annotate notes and past papers and PowerPoints, it is an extremely effective tutoring tool.

Online tutorials are recorded and shared with the tutee, so they can be re-viewed and used for revision. Prior to the tutorial, I give the students notes and PowerPoints to go through so faster progress can be made during the session.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Students that I have tutored have gone from a D at AS to a A at A-level and from a C to an A*. I enjoy tutoring as it is very rewarding to help students to a thorough understanding of the theory that they couldn't grasp. I have recently tutored students studying at Eton, Cheltenham Ladies College, St Swithuns, Barton Peveril, Portsmouth Grammar School, Godolphins, Chesham Grammar, Cardiff Sixth Form Centre, Collingham College, Duff Miller Tutorial College, The John Lyon School, New English School of Kuwait, King Edwards Southampton.
Do you have a personal message for students?
A-level Biology is an extremely challenging subject, there is a huge body of difficult content to learn and understand. The new style questions test understanding and application more than factual recall, many students find this a big change from what they were comfortable with at GCSE. My goal is to get students to understand why and how a biological process is occuring, rather than trying to rote learn the steps.

Do get in touch, I enjoy tutoring and I think my students do as well. I will make every effort to make the sessions enjoyable and productive.