What goes into studying Biology?

Be it at primary school or high school, or throughout your tuition at one of the universities you've attended throughout your time in tertiary education, private tutoring lessons in all subjects - chemistry, maths, English, psychology, general science, physics and of course biology - can offer you a highly motivating learning experience and help you achieve the best in your work.

Biology as a science might seem like it will be a challenge at first, but it's more applicable than you think - it's the science of life and the world around us.

Biology study goes all the way from molecular to ecosystem level.
Biology goes from the microscopic to the macroscopic and concerns all elements of life | Source: Nature.com

It studies the methods by which living things evolve and grow, and so much more.

We recommend finding something particular about the world you want to study and using private teaching to apply this to your biology education.

The range of subjects a biology student, and later after a few years at university once you work in the field, a qualified biologist can explore are very diverse. They range from human body science to animal anatomy to plant biology to microscopic lifeforms to food chains!

Whether online or in-person, and whether you're a maths fanatic, English lover, or psychology major, there is a branch of the subject of biology that can suit you.

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Some Reasons You Will Love Biology as a Subject

Your studies are often carried out in the field

If you love getting your hands dirty and seeing the direct applications of your learning, this is the subject for you!

Be it in primary or high school, in year 11 or year 12 in VCE, at university, field trips are a regular occurrence.

Students of all years benefit from teaching and practical biology.
You will conduct regular fieldwork in your high school, VCE, and university biology courses. | Source: Downside School

Your research methods will have direct impacts online and in person.

This science, be it at school or in the field, is all about finding the best way to learn for and service the world around us.

You come into direct contact with systems that can have broad-reaching impacts on your own education, and help you achieve highly important results.

You're able to understand your own body better

This isn't just an Australia, Melbourne, or VIC specific subject, and goes way beyond just high school, VCE, or university study.

Biology has contact with all stages of life, from foetal development to cellular changes through puberty and into old age, and also decomposition once we die.

This might sound like chemistry, but it certainly isn't rocket science understanding how this can help us best study during our contact with our own body and those of others!

You can have an impact on environmental conservation

Science isn't just conducted in a lab - because your studies are hands-on, you will also observe the human impact on biodiversity.

If you study biology in high school or VCE in Melbourne, VIC, or Australia, you can go onto do a bachelor or master which combines scientific knowledge with physics, psychology, education, English, or even business in order to create sustainable industries.

Getting Private Biology Tuition to Prepare for Exams

All high school students in VCE in Melbourne, VIC, or Australia wide have this word on their lips: ATAR. 

Your ATAR score lets you get into the university course you most desire, and biology courses also sometimes have a prerequisite for university study.

There are also other prerequisite courses, as with some maths, English, chemistry, physics, and psychology courses, however you can always try different pathways later.

The more difficult science subjects like physics, biology, and chemistry do require study of one or more of these subjects in VCE or high school, as well as an advanced maths subject, so we recommend getting in contact with a school careers counsellor to work on this together.

High school and VCE in Melbourne, VIC, and Australia can be a very stressful time, and sometimes this doesn't stop once we spend hour weekly hours at university.

Private tuition with the help of a dedicated tutor for biology and other subjects alike can be a great way of keeping you highly motivated and making your learning make sense to you.

Biology study brings you into contact with cells and microbes and their functions.
You will drill right down to what makes cells work, just as you will with larger lifeforms. | Source: Shareslides

These individual private tutors can help you stay focused and help you receive during your hour/hours of lesson/lessons per week. They show you effective study methods in plain English and generally know the VCE syllabus inside-out.

Beyond this, they can offer study tips to stay motivated, learn more efficiently, and face exams with confidence. VCE is stressful since it all comes down to the ATAR, but they can help you mitigate ATAR related stress by helping you study more efficiently and structuring your subjects so this ends up being higher.

Specialisations for University Study

Whether you plan to study your university course online, in-person in Melbourne, or somewhere else in VIC or Australia, the service received during private tutoring can help you dive deeper into your contact and interest area.

Australian universities are recognised year after year as having high-quality courses, with a few specific subject areas in:

Anatomy and Human Biology

Such a school of biology study studies the question "what makes us human?". In doing this, students will spend the majority of their studies and time learning pondering for hours philosophical and science-based answers alike. In situations like this, there is also a psychology and sociology focus too.

Conservationist Biology

There's no denying it: global warming is having a large impact on the world around us.

The work of conservationists focuses for years at a time on earth science projects and how the ecosystem is dependent on itself, as well as human impacts on it. They also recommend the best ways we can service the world and how to achieve stability.

Immunology and Microbiology

You could spend hours just pinpointing the thousands of types of microbes you find at work on human skin. This is an area of particular interest across Australia since it can apply to all of the broad range of subjects that biology touches.

This can go beyond biology into biomedicine and chemistry and look at the different methods of research that you come into contact within a lab. Whilst you are less likely to come across this high level of study in year 12 or VCE, a bachelor degree at university will acquaint you well with it.

Across Melbourne, VIC, and Australia, there is a range of courses that are updated all the time that can go into some of the subtopics that biology touches on, with any given university having at least a few courses in this area.

Have a look into the different options on the websites for higher education institutions including the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, the University of Western Australia etc.

How to Find a Great Biology Tutor Who Can Best Service your Learning Needs

Places to look

Once you've made the choice to start working on your private lessons with dedicated tutors, it's time time to start looking for the right individual who can help your educational journey into biology reach new heights.

Whilst they might be helpful, someone who has simply been a student in the same studies or courses as you might be able to help, but won't necessarily have proven teaching methods or a strong track record in private tuition.

If you're not sure where to start, just go to your class teachers. They will either be a private tutor themselves on the side or be able to help you find private classes outside of school hours.

Superprof is a place to find tutors who can help with your biology needs in Melbourne.
Find Superprof tutors near you anywhere in Melbourne, VIC, or Australia. | Source: Superprof.com.au

This is such a good place to look for a complement to your study since your teachers will be in contact with some of the best people in the education service and can swear by their teaching methods.

Beyond this, just asking friends, family, classmates, or colleagues if they know of someone suitable can be a good place to start, especially since these people will be familiar with your needs.

A simple search online with Google or on Facebook can yield easy results too.

Consider posting a status like "looking for English/biology/maths/science/chemistry/physics/psychology tutor" and then specify some of the reasons why you would contact them as well as your high school, VCE, or university level, and your location across Melbourne, VIC, or Australia.

If you really want the best experience, Superprof brings tutors and students together directly, so you can check out their profile and reviews without having to spend hours waiting for a response. These tutors can also offer online or face to face classes to suit you.

So don't hesitate if you're ready to embark on your biology education journey.

There are plenty of ways of getting in contact and getting the extra support you need, whether it be for high school, VCE, or university.

Have a look online with Superprof and find the best use of your study time with a dedicated private tutor today!

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