Speaking from personal experience, as someone who has gone through the whole leaving certificate process, crammed for exams, stayed up late, put in hours work and used all of the less stress more success books (among others), I can honestly say that one of the most effective ways to help you grasp a subject, if not the most effective, is to get your very own tutor, or avail of “grinds” as they are called in Ireland.
Grinds are different from your normal in class experience with your biology teacher, because they allow you to spend more time with a tutor, and to get a better understanding of the topic. The leaving cert biology course is a lengthy one (I know from experience) and it can be quite difficult to grasp all of the elements. By having your own tutor, they move at a pace that you are comfortable with and tailor their lessons to suit your learning style, helping you to achieve your best possible results.
Why Choose to Study Biology?
If you are reading this, you are already studying leaving cert biology, or maybe you are currently deciding which subjects to choose and are weighing up your options. Either way, this article will be of interest to you! Though the leaving cert Biology course may have a lot to cover, it is certainly one of the most rewarding and fascinating. You get to learn all about the human body, cells, and animals and where they live and even about diseases and keeping healthy. It is probably the broadest leaving cert subject and you will be surprised at just how enjoyable it is.
As well as it being a fascinating and rewarding subject to study as it helps you understand tonnes of other things, not just biology, it is also a subject to look at if you are thinking of entering into third-level education. If you choose to go into university courses like pharmacy, engineering, or medicine, your time spent with biology in secondary school will really help you, and might sometimes be a requirement. Make sure to know which leaving cert subjects are mandatory before you sign up! Even if you think you will study away from biology, some courses require a certain amount of non-related leaving cert results. Given that biology is so broad, and helps you to understand such a broad range of topics and fields, it’s the perfect subject to prepare you for university.
What are the Benefits of Studying in Dublin?
Dublin is the capital city, and largest city in Ireland, with over 1million people, so as you can imagine, it has a lot of options to choose from when you are looking to find a tutor. The city can cater to all levels. Some studies have even named Dublin among the top 5 most cultural cities in Europe! The advantage of studying in Dublin is its accessibility to students. There are a large number of schools, and universities, such as DCU, UCD, and Trinity College, and because of this the city has a number of services that cater to students.
The city itself is very much a “university city” with a European feel. The booming tourism industry in Dublin attracts people from all of the world, and it is not just tourism. People travel from all over the world to live and study in one of the many universities, and this brings with it a large number of people with different skills, interests, and personalities, making Dublin a melting pot for education and creativity.
How Can I Find a Tutor at FirstTutors Ireland?
FirstTutorsIreland is an online Irish database with a large selection of tutors from Dublin, making this a great place to start looking. They cover all topics and have tutors focused on all of the main leaving cert subjects, making it easy to find someone to help you with biology. The service is very transparent, and you can browse the profiles where the tutors introduce themselves, their skill levels, and exactly what they bring to the table, as well as their availability and price.
Each tutor has a rating, making this a very useful way to choose the very best tutors, you will be able to have a great idea of what kind of tutor they are before you start learning with them, making this a simple and painless way to find those biology grinds. Another useful feature of first-tutor is that they operate 24/7, so you can make an account and get started whenever!
Staying Local? Find Experienced Tutors at TutorHub
Tutorhub is another great way to find a personal tutor based in Dublin to give you grinds in biology. Their offices are based out of the heart of Dun Laoghaire, and they cover the entirety of the city, offering grinds all over Dublin. Much like the service mentioned above, it is very transparent and allows you to scroll through all of the different profiles, taking into account experience (this is a useful feature on the website), age, subjects of expertise, and where they are based. You can tailor it to suit you.
Another cool feature of tutorhub is that you can see if they can provide references. This is very helpful because you can be sure you are getting a very competent and experienced tutor, with previous in the subject of your choice, in this case, Biology. You are also able to see if they hold a driving license. This is particularly useful if you want to stay at your place and have them come to you, keeping you in your comfort zone. Some tutors can really be quite affordable too, with some prices as low as 10/15eur an hour.
Can I Find Tutors in Dublin City? Join The Dublin Academy of Education
The Dublin Academy offers tailored grinds to those in Dublin, delivered in a very high standard by one of its many tutors. A difference between the academy and some of those mentioned above is that they provide on-site grinds, which means you can really immerse yourself in your learning, and achieve focused grinds in an environment optimized for learning. They have two academies in Dublin, based in Stillorgan and Killester.
One advantage of attending an agency rather than take grinds online, is that you are placing yourself in an environment with minimum distractions, and this helps you to perform to your best level. The focus at the agency is to strip the subjects down to their core, with their main goal being to make sure you perform to your best ability when it is time for that biology exam! It is worth noting also that they comply with all health and safety regulations, and operate in a sanitised environment. You can book your grinds on their website, or shoot them an email over at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Search for Biology Tutors on Superprof?
Superprof is one of the world’s leading tutoring platforms, with millions of users all over the world using the site to give and receive grinds across a number of subjects, and Biology is no exception. A benefit of using Superprof is that you can choose to do the grinds online via webcam, or face to face with your tutor. All of this can be worked out quickly and easily when you select your tutor and this level of freedom and choice is especially handy in the times we are living in now. The prices are affordable, and based on skill level and experience with the average price for a top-quality tutor being as little as around 15 euro per hour.
Much like a lot of the platforms discussed above, you can find out all you need to know about the tutor before you embark on your biology grinds with them. Superprof is always there to answer any questions you may have. The interface is extremely user-friendly, and can be navigated with ease. It is certainly clear why it is the tutoring platform of choice for millions worldwide. As the field of biology is a very broad one, Superprof can help you find a tutor that specializes in exactly what you are struggling with, whether that be biodiversity, cell structure or study of the vital organs. Finding biology grinds through Superprof is easy and will certainly help improve your leaving cert results.
Dublin is the perfect place to be a student, full of people who have come to study all kinds of disciplines. Due to this, there is a wide array of tutors to choose from, and the only problem with finding grinds is narrowing your choices down, as there are so many.
With this article, I hope you manage to find the biology tutor that suits you perfectly. With the right tutor on your side, your results will soar, and you will really start to see what a fascinating subject biology is!