Hi there! I'm Bethany and I'm a first year undergraduate student studying Pharmacy at the University of Bath. I have a great passion for biology, which through tutoring, coincides brilliantly with my love of helping others.
I am very approachable and friendly. I have co-taught dance classes for children, ranging from 3 to 11 years old, since I was 15 and over the summer was a playworker for a holiday club. I have also more recently tutored students in A-level biology - having now completed my own A-levels - and one of my duties as a big sister has always been to help out my younger brother with any science related questions he has for homeworks, end-of-topic tests etc!
It is so important that tutoring is student led and so you will guide what we cover in each of the sessions. For biology a great level of understanding is key to passing exams, it isn't about learning your textbook off by heart but instead about being able to understand the key concepts and apply that to any given question. I aim to help develop that understanding.
Because I am quite artistic I am very into drawing diagrams and schematics so if you're a visual learner like me then this can be extremely helpful when trying to learn new processes or help with understanding old ones.
I am also a huge fan of practising exam questions, if this isn't something you've done before or haven't had success in the past then I would be very happy to go through it with you.
Biology is incredibly interesting (and incredibly complicated!) but I hope some of my enthusiam will rub off on you!
If you have any questions at all please get in contact or book a 'Meet the Tutor' session - remember to include your exam board and any areas that you particularly struggle with.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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