Science Tutor London
Science is compulsory in all British schools from years 7 – 11, and it is clear to see why; it is the fundamental study of the natural world in which we live, from the micro-organisms living in our gut to the celestial bodies in the furthest reaches of outer space. Probing both the minuscular and the gargantuan, science continues to push the boundaries of our understanding, uncovering new intricacies and piecing together newly acquired knowledge to form an ever-expanding picture.
Studying the subject from a young age is encouraged owing to the sheer depth of the subject and each year builds on the previous knowledge taught, adding a new layer of understanding. As a subject it can also be great fun – lab experiments ranging from testing aerodynamics to dissecting kidneys are enough to entertain and engage any child, and the subject provides plenty of fuel to feed the inquisitive mind.
Broadly speaking, science comprises biology, physics and chemistry, with considerable overlap between the three.
The skills you gain
The study of science involves a substantial amount of coursework and scientific investigation. This teaches students from a young age about the scientific method, which is the very basis of science; a process of thought and experimentation. You start with an idea, develop a logical method to prove or disprove your idea, and carry out the experiment accurately and fairly to objectively produce your results.
In this way, the scientific method fosters valuable logical and critical thinking skills, by scrutinising the relationship between empirical evidence and theory. These important skills can be applied in many areas of study and carry value in numerous areas of work.
Science is also a collaborative endeavour. Behind every notable person of science lies a team of dedicated co-workers who provide input and painstaking hours of work to support their findings. Scientists necessarily develop skills of planning and conducting investigations, gathering information, communication and team work.
Studying science in depth will also allow students to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to find solutions to problems that we experience in daily life, and to educate others about these concerns. You will be able to take a well-informed stance on public affairs and debates such as climate change, sustainable resourcing, pharmaceuticals and much more.
Careers in Science
For the scientifically minded, a professional career in the research and development industry might sound like the perfect fit. Generally speaking this involves designing & conducting experiments, interpreting data, as well as teaching & supervising the subsequent wave of scientists. It also entails project management, writing reports & scientific papers and keeping up to date with new developments.
The largest employers of scientific researchers are likely to be manufacturing companies, water companies, cosmetic companies, pharmaceutical companies, defence companies, universities, government laboratories and research council laboratories.
Outside of research, other popular career areas for scientists include Pharmacology, Forensic Science, Teaching, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Production and Quality Regulation, Medical Sales, Patent work, Environmental Science, Science Administration and Journalism, Medicine, Hospital Scientists, and many more.
Famous Ancient philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates were concerned with observable explanations for how certain natural – and supernatural – phenomena occurred. This prototypical form of scientific scholarship was not just confined to the Hellenistic world. Arabic scholars such as the 10th century Hassan Ibn Al-Haitham – considered by many to be the founder of modern optics – were also concerned with recording, and standardising, the principles of nature. Science as a multifaceted discipline evolved over time to concern the measurable laws and behaviours of every element of the natural world, inspiring towering intellects such as Galileo, Newton and Einstein to new discoveries. It is almost impossible now, in the 21st century, to generalise about what scientists ‘do’. From Formula 1 designers, to engineers operating the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, modern scientists work in a multiplicity of fields and industries. Science as a subject is equally varied, fascinating and constantly evolving.
GCSE & A-Level Science Lessons
Mayfair Consultants offer at-home, one-on-one, Science tuition to clients of all ages and abilities. Our tutors are fully-qualified, with many holding postgraduate degrees, PhDs and/or having a research background in their subject, remaining up-to-date with the latest research and scientific trends. Our tutors work across London with students preparing for GCSEs, AS-levels, A-levels and IBs in every Science discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and with undergraduates and postgraduates preparing for university exams. Mayfair Consultants Science tutors employ a range of fast-paced, interactive approaches to build confidence and encourage learners to become specialists in their own subjects.
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Useful Science Resources:
http://www.howstuffworks.com – How Stuff Works website
http://www.discovery.com – Discovery Channel website
https://www.nature.com – Prestigious online weekly science journal
https://www.newscientist.com – New Scientist website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment – BBC Science News
http://www.bbc.com/earth/world – BBC Earth website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education – BBC Bitesize website
https://theconversation.com/au/technology – The Conversation – written by academics for a general audience
http://nautil.us – Thoughtful Science content
http://www.livescience.com – Live Science – immediate coverage
http://www.nationalgeographic.com – National Geographic website
http://www.sciencemag.org/news – Science website with news, journals and careers pages
https://www.quantamagazine.org – Quanta Magazine and blog
http://www.sciencefriday.com – Engaging science website with podcasts and videos
https://www.nasa.gov – NASA website
https://stateoftheworldsplants.com – Royal Botanic Gardens website
http://www.aqa.org.uk – AQA examination board
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html – Pearson examination board (includes Edexcel)
http://www.ocr.org.uk – OCR examination board