Online Biology Tutoring

Biology can be a challenging subject, but our tutors have helped thousands of students to get to grips with it and succeed in their exams. At TLC Live, we provide specialised online biology tuition at both primary and secondary school level, including GCSE. Our virtual biology tutors are fully qualified UK teachers with a DBS and a passion for helping students significantly increase their attainment. We cover AQA, OCR & Edexcel and sessions start at £13. We cater to individuals, local authorities and schools, and we’re a proud National Tuition Programme partner.

In 2022/23, on average, each of our science pupils made seven months of attainment progress during the academic year, taking an average of 32 lessons.

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Why choose TLC Live for online biology tutoring?

Fully qualified UK teachers

TLC LIVE only uses fully qualified UK teachers to deliver tutoring, to ensure the best outcomes for students. All teachers have an enhanced DBS.

Targeted learning content

Students complete a comprehensive initial assessment to help design a learning plan around each their specific needs.

All exam boards covered

All our tutors have up-to-date knowledge of the OCR, AQA, and Edexcel exam boards.

15 years of proven results

Tutors draw from tens of thousands of hours of tailored educational content to deliver engaging sessions. At the time of writing, our teachers have tutored 29,541 students and delivered 653,969 sessions.

Approved NTP tuition partner

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides high-quality tuition to disadvantaged students. As an approved partner, we run online NTP-funded sessions in real-time with a dedicated tutor.

Tuition at all levels

TLC LIVE’s tutors assist students with varying abilities at all levels – from KS1 up to GCSE.

How online science tuition with TLC works

Science Curriculum Map showing which topics are covered at each Key Stage.

Lessons from £13

TLC LIVE is an affordable tuition option and group lessons for schools start from only £13 per pupil per session!

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Teacher reviews of our online tuition service

“I can highly recommend TLC LIVE. Over the years they have been assisting us with our GCSE students and have had a significant impact on raising our students’ achievements. We are also working with them on other year groups with equal success. I look forward to our continued partnership”.

“TLC has been a fantastic organisation to work with. They took the time to understand our needs, worked with us on a SATs programme and then delivered it seamlessly and at extremely high-quality. The students loved it and really engaged.”

“Birchwood High School has worked with TLC for seven years and we have nothing but praise for the quality of tuition and the personal customer service. Whether face-to-face or online our students continue to thrive with the dedicated attention of excellent tutors. Highly recommended for quality intervention”

Parent reviews of our online tuition service

Parents rate TLC’s online biology tuition 4.46 out of 5 stars

“Having had three children attending TLC LIVE over the last couple of years, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Not only does it provide a fun and interactive programme tailored to meet students’ individual needs, it also gives students the opportunity to learn at their own pace with the support of excellent and very encouraging tutors. I have seen my children gain in confidence, achieve better results at school and above all enjoy their learning because of TLC LIVE.”

“TLC has changed our lives. Both mine and my son’s. School was dreaded: parents’ evenings a list of things he hadn’t achieved and homework a battle. The TLC team have shown Finn a world where learning is fun and where he’s given the time he needed to ‘grasp the nettle’. He loves his sessions and already his test results have gone up a whole level.”

“Bryony has made 3 years progress in 1 year of lessons with TLC LIVE, going from a 3a to a 5b.”

How online biology tuition with TLC works

Step 1

Our tutoring process starts with a comprehensive initial assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses so we can make the most of the time available.

Step 2

The tutor then generates a personalised learning plan. Our tutors have access to over 35,000+ hours of material to draw from, so they can deliver engaging lessons according to each student’s needs.

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Step 3

The online biology tutoring takes place in 60-minute sessions. All the student has to do is log in from any internet-connected computer and give it their best shot.

Step 4

Once the session is over, the tutor makes notes on the pupil’s performance and shares it with their teacher. Regular best-in-class pupil assessments provide data to quantify their progress.

A pupil typing on a laptop for the online private tutoring page

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What do our tutors say about our biology curricula?

“I really value the clarity of TLC’s lesson plans for biology tutoring. They provide a solid foundation for covering challenging topics like homeostasis – my personal speciality – and make life easier for the students. I’m also free to use my own worksheets that I built over my time as a teacher, so students get the best of both.”


“I love teaching with TLC LIVE. It’s great to work with students at a range of ages and ability levels, and the resources make it easy to adjust each session to the student’s needs and grow alongside them as they develop a greater understanding of the topic.”


Test yourself – questions from our biology tuition content

What type of teeth, at the front of your mouth, are used for cutting food?

The sex cells contain ______ chromosomes.
23 double
23 single
46 double
46 single

Antigens are a substance that _____.
Absorb proteins in the body
Attack viruses
Induce an immune response
Kill bacteria

Kidneys excrete ______.

Test yourself – questions from our GCSE biology tuition content

To show the characteristic that is caused by the recessive allele, both alleles for a gene have to be ______.

An embryo produced from a donor is genetically _____ that that donor.

Antigens are a substance that _____.
Absorbs proteins in the body
Attacks viruses
Induces an immune response
Kills bacteria

Frequently asked questions

Yes, they will! All our online biology tutoring is conducted in real time with a live tutor that the student can hear and speak to.

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Each session lasts 60 minutes.

Lessons can be scheduled to suit the student’s needs. TLC LIVE also runs lots of lessons over holidays as targeted revision or catch-up sessions.

Yes! This is the whole point of TLC LIVE. The tutor will identify the student’s learning needs and skill gaps and build an individual learning plan around these requirements.

No. TLC LIVE lessons are structured to maximise learning and address gaps in the student’s knowledge within the session.

Yes, every student is given their own individual biology learning plan. After the initial assessment, we put a plan together that deals with the skill gaps identified. The plan will be adjusted as other areas of required academic focus come to light.

We have our own targeted interactive educational biology content that we update on a daily basis. We don’t use PowerPoints!

Tutors work with students in real time, guiding them through new skills and reviewing things the students may have forgotten. At the end of every session, tutors provide information on the student’s performance and progress. Schools can access this by logging into the TLC LIVE website and reviewing the feedback, watching as the pupil develops understanding, and eventually mastery, of the topics they are studying.

All of our UK-based tutors are fully qualified to teach and have classroom teaching experience. We ensure all tutors have Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) and are PGCE qualified with an accompanying bachelor’s degree. Each of our tutors also holds a DBS.

All lessons can be cancelled or rearranged with 36 hours’ notice. This gives you the freedom to use TLC LIVE as and when you need it, whether for one-off revision sessions or regular lessons.

Yes, you can cancel and reschedule a session provided that you give us 36 hours’ notice. Whether this is to change a student’s timetable permanently or simply for a one-off lesson, we can support you to ensure the lessons are running at a time that best suits each student’s needs.

For further questions on our online biology tutoring or any other services we offer, check out our full FAQ page or contact us.

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