Fully qualified professional Biology teacher with over 20 years' experience teaching and examining, including over 10 years full time tutoring individuals and groups, specifically for A-level Biology.
|Recent Students: 0
|Total Hours: 273
|All-time Students: 18
|Total Classes: 279
|Recent Students: 0
|Total Hours: 273
|All-time Students: 18
|Total Classes: 279
As a family we have relocated to Madrid, Spain a couple of years ago, due to my husbands job. When I'm not tutoring I love spending time with my husband and 9 year old son. I am very sporty and a day cannot pass by without exercise. I love to snowboard, play squash and enjoy time in the outdoors with our dog! And now we want to spend time exploring our new surroundings in Spain!
• BSc (Hons) Microbiology-University of Liverpool 2:1
• PGCE Biology with Science-University of Leeds
I am a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years' teaching experience including the last 10 years' tutoring A-level Biology full-time to over 700 UK and internationally based tutees. Tuition can be arranged as one to one or in groups. Excellent results have been achieved with all my tutees improving beyond their target grade.
Many successful potential Medics, Vets, Dentists and Biology students have gained A* in Biology A-level and managed to secure a place at their first choice University following weekly tuition.
I am a very approachable, friendly tutor with a wealth of knowledge regarding examination technique. I have the ability to simplify all theory ensuring the tutees build on their basic knowledge and then secure full understanding. I endeavour to ensure all theory is grounded before applying the knowledge to examination style questions. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
I spent 7 years as Head of Careers and Teacher of Biology at Bradford Girls’ Grammar School, where I particularly enjoyed teaching and preparing the A-Level Biologists for their written examinations. Prior to that I was Head of Biology at Adams’ Grammar School, a boys’ selective boarding school in Shropshire.
Tutees attend a range of schools including Caterham, Harrow International, Kings College Madrid, Bedales, Henrietta Barnet, Whitgift, Magdalen College, Oxford High, Tiffin School for Boys, Grammar School at Leeds, King Henrys, Rochester Grammar, Wakefield Girls', Ilkley Grammar, St. Mary’s Menston, Bradford Grammar, Bradford Girls’ Grammar, Hartpury College, Guiseley, Skipton Girls’, Ermysted’s, Giggleswick, Greenhead College.
A-level Biology for all examination boards.
Nicky is one of the best biology tutors that I have had. She has helped me strengthen my exam technique to push myself further in achieving a top grade. She also explains topics in an easy to follow manner and will ensure that I completely understand a topic before moving on. With the help of Nicky my confidence in biology has increased and has made me feel well prepared for my a level exams.
Excellent all round thank you Nicky!
Really good in helping me remember specific terminology for exam questions in topics I find more difficult.
Very helpful for exam technique and detailed knowledge.
Gets to the point and great at helping me improve on my exam technique
Really helpful tutor - helped me a lot in understanding the trickier topics as well as exam technique!
Great lesson. Learnt a lot and finding it easier to link topics together :)
Good first lesson, I feel more confident with the content and am starting to understand it more. I am looking forward to the next lesson.
Very interesting first session which was helpful in consolidating my knowledge.
I approached Tweedle's Biology Tuition for private tutoring to fit around my full time job. I wanted to get a Biology A-level to help me secure a place at University to study Midwifery. Being 25yrs old I had been out of education for a few years, but with Nicky's excellent tutoring I managed to achieve my Biology A-level and get a place at Uni!
Nicky is an exceptional tutor; as well as the planned lessons she also gives you a textbook and exam question/answer packs for each topic. She is also an AQA Biology examiner which I felt was a huge bonus because she taught me exactly how to read and understand an exam-style question and the mark scheme; it is common for people to misread the exam questions and get it wrong.
Because Nicky is passionate about Biology she makes sessions enjoyable, and although on the whole I found learning the subject difficult, I always came away from a session having found what I had been taught interesting and feeling empowered that I could go away and revise it.
If you are looking for a Biology tutor I would say it is definitely worth choosing Tweedle's Biology Tuition over others you may find on sites such as 'TutorHunt'. Although her rate per hour is slightly higher, her teaching experience, teaching style and the way she supports you throughout your studying and over the exam period she is definitely worth every penny! Good luck with your studies!
I can honestly say that Nikki has been the best and most supportive tutor to help me gain both confidence and knowledge in my Biology A level. Her understanding of what examiners are looking for and the key terminology required in answers has been instrumental to me achieving success. I cannot recommend Nikki enough, she is committed to her tutees and supports them in achieving to the best of their abilities every step of the way.
So a year on since I finished my A levels I am still so very thankful for Nicky's tutoring. Not only was I able to get the A required to get into medical school, I also gained a much broader sense of confidence in my abilities and a much calmer stance when it came to stressful exams. Most of what I learnt through Nicky (both skills and course content) were very much applicable to my first year of medical school and I look forward to seeing what else may be repeated in the coming years!
Thank you Nicky for all you have done! You're a truly wonderful teacher!
Nicky really helped me fully understand Biology A level and what the exam consisted of. Her knowledge and experience along with her enthusiasm encouraged me to persevere. The resources provided were also great for revision. Also Nicky helped my write my personal statement for university and proof read my EPQ. Many thanks for the help!!!
Amazing tutor, improved my confidence aswell as my marks, warm environment and easy to learn in. Even in a group setting, Nicky manages to tend to individual needs and struggles and help everyone. 10/10
Nicky is a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Biology tutor who I would highly recommend. Not only has she helped me gain my A-level qualification but she also offers guidance and support in all aspects of her students careers. Nicky really cares about each person doing there best and achieving their targets, she is a fantastic tutor!
Thank you so much to Nicky for providing me with the confidence and understanding that i needed to be successful at A level biology. Highly recomend Tweedle’s biology tuition if you are looking for a friendly tutor who is clear and able to explain everthing in a way that is easy to understand and takes the time to guide inderviduals and provide support throughout.
Nicky is an amazing tutor. She helped me build my confidence in biology which was my main struggle and provided me with support and extra information that my teachers in school. She was here to help whenever i needed help with anything, even with my personal statement for uni. I highly recommend!
Thank you so much for everything! You have been an amazing tutor and my favourite teacher during my school career.
Nicki is kind and friendly and has raised my grades and my confidence significantly in biology. Her learning strategies to cope with my dyslexia have helped me in my other subjects too.
Nicky is a fantastic tutor that I would highly recommend for anyone that needs extra help & support in their A level Biology. Her expertise and enthusiasm in teaching allowed my son to achieve the grade he required to get into Uni. Thank you once again.
Nicky is a fab biology teacher - one of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever met! I have really learnt the material in depth, she explains ideas and concepts very clearly in a way which makes it so easy to understand.
Amazing tuition, would 100% recommend. Nicky knows the specification really well and explains topics clearly so they're easier to understand. She is friendly, kind and you're always encouraged to have a go.
Nicky Tweedle has been part of the lives of three of my girls over the past 10 years +. I cannot express how much motivation and learning my girls gained from tuition sessions, private or group sessions over the years. Today, she saw my youngest daughter gain her A Level result to enable her to get to a university of her choice. Thank you. Would not hesitate to recommend Tweedle’s Biology Tuition to any parent who is looking for someone to nurture and motivate their child in Biology!