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We will help you find a great AP Biology tutor who can help you with every aspect of your course. Varsity Tutors can refer you to a private tutor who can work with you individually, or a group tutoring environment where you can collaborate with other students as you work toward your academic goals together.

Either way, here are some of the benefits you can get from private AP Biology tutoring:

  • Individualized attention
  • The freedom to learn at your preferred pace
  • Prompt feedback on all completed work
  • Access to test prep resources developed by experts
  • A learning environment free of commonplace classroom distractions

Boost Your AP Biology Score

Many students enroll in AP Bio because they want to earn college credit, which generally requires at least a 3 on the AP Exam administered at the end of the year. A private AP Biology tutor can administer practice exams under realistic test-taking conditions to give you an idea of what you need to know, and then design study sessions around any topics you struggled with.

For example, your instructor could provide diagrams illustrating how enzymes work if you missed multiple questions on the Cellular Energetics section. Your tutor can also share proven test-taking strategies to fall back on so you don't waste too much time on any one item.

Best Ways To Prep For AP Biology

The AP Bio course syllabus covers a wide range of topics, and many students feel overwhelmed and even intimidated by looking at it. Luckily, a professional instructor can mitigate this by designing a customized study plan for your specific needs.

If you already understand how Mendel's Laws affect the probability of heredity, your instructor can concentrate on other topics to improve your study efficacy. If you're having a tougher time understanding energy flow between ecosystems, your instructor can present the information in new ways until it clicks for you. Unfortunately, software-based study guides have no way of knowing what a given pupil needs help with, rendering them less effective than working with a live AP Biology tutor.

How much does an AP Biology tutor cost?

The price of online AP Biology tutoring depends on several different factors, including which concepts you want to review and the time frame you need to review them in. For instance, a student who meets their instructor every Friday night for the entire course is likely to pay a different rate than somebody who starts studying a week before they are scheduled to take the AP Biology exam.

If you're interested in more affordable options, you can take a live AP Biology class or try group tutoring. Reach out to an amiable Educational Director online or by phone if you have any questions about which option makes the most sense for you.

How do I choose an AP Biology tutor?

Finding a knowledgeable AP Bio tutor on your own can be challenging, but we make it easy. We vet every instructor in our network, enabling us to refer you to somebody who has proven expertise in everything AP Biology.

We also look for tutors with modern approaches to education who can design study plans for all types of students. Perhaps most importantly, we will find you an instructor who has a great personality. If the instructor we recommend for you doesn't work out, we're happy to connect you with another one, no questions asked.

Are AP Biology tutors worth it?

AP courses serve as an introduction to college-level coursework, and working with a private tutor can help you develop the study skills you need to feel prepared. Furthermore, independent studies say that tutoring can help high-achievers just as much as other students.

If you're looking for an extra academic edge as you try to earn college credit in high school, contact Varsity Tutors through the "Get Started" tab on this page or the phone number provided to learn more about how tutoring could help you. You'll be glad you did!

How can AP Biology tutoring help you?

If you're taking AP Biology and want to get the most out of your course, contact Varsity Tutors to connect you with an experienced AP Biology tutor. Providing a one-on-one collaborative experience, AP Biology tutors can help you learn about cellular processes, genetics, or evolution, or prepare for an upcoming AP exam. Searching for "AP Biology tutors near me" can be a challenge, but we've made it easy to find AP Biology tutoring so you can get started right away and focus on learning more efficiently through personalized study sessions. Continue reading to learn more about how an AP Biology tutor can provide the learning experience you need.

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Online AP Biology Tutoring review by Matthew
The student and I met for her first session at her family's home. After introducing ourselves, I took a few minutes to find out what her experiences were in science classes and to write down her schedule for the summer/school-year. Since she hasn't taken a biology class in over a year, I started slow and tried to kickstart her vocabulary bank, which is still very full! We discussed three main topics that usually are covered in the first week of any AP Biology class: characteristics of living things, types of biomolecules, and properties of water. She took chemistry last year so the topic of properties of water was definitely the easiest for her to discuss. Although, she certainly remembered a lot more about the other two than she gave herself credit for! We're going to meet again on Wednesday.
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Online AP Biology Tutoring review by Carlo
The student and I covered the initial foundations of biology in this first session; we reviewed the scientific method, the levels of biological organization, as well as going over basic chemistry. The student showed me that he has a good grasp of the scientific process in developing a falsifiable hypothesis on dishwashing methods, as well as providing a creative example of deductive reasoning. He also did a few practice exercises on electron shells and orbital annotation, which he did a great job on. It was a good start for him; understanding the fundamentals of biology is key to doing well with more abstract concepts down the road.
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Online AP Biology Tutoring review by Usama
I spoke with the student before the session to get a more specific idea of what she wanted to go over during our session, which was cell metabolism and cellular respiration from her Biology book. This was super helpful for me because I own a copy of the book and was able to review the concepts to produce thorough explanations for them. As a result, we were able to cover the major topics in cell metabolism and cellular respiration, and produce great reading notes that she could refer to in the future. In the beginning of the session, most of the material was completely new to her, but I helped her gain a conceptual understanding of these topics. We went over more specific aspects of these concepts, which I suggested she review to solidify it. Moreover, we quickly went over how to identify reducing and oxidizing agents in a reaction which is useful for understanding steps in cellular respiration. All in all, this seemed to be an extremely productive session.
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Online AP Biology Tutoring review by Claire
We basically went over introductions and goals for him as a student. We discussed what tutoring method would work best, which will just be going over material he isn't sure about and a lot of practice problems. I also got an idea of what his study habits are and what they will be covering in class. Our goal is to cover the material he will be going over in class the following week on the weekend before. I also talked to his parents and we will be trying to work out a consistent tutoring schedule.
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Online AP Biology Tutoring review by Mathew
This session focused on chapter 8 which covered metabolism. We were able to cover a majority of the material by completing a practice quiz together. Many of the questions were aimed at understanding exergonic and endergonic reactions. I believe the student has a better understanding now of the graphs that are used to display the information about the energy involved in chemical reactions. I encouraged him again to make note cards for all the scientific terms in hopes this will help him remember the material. To help him study for an upcoming exam, I also went over and left a useful guide to the "parts of the cell" that explains the function of cellular machinery. The instructor of the biology course is now having the students read the chapters prior to class lectures/labs, which is what I was going to suggest. This should hopefully make understanding the material easier.
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Online AP Biology Tutoring review by Oriana
We talked about the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Then, we discussed cell organelle structure and how structure relates to function, focusing on the organelles that make up the intramembrane: nuclear membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and mitochondria. We also reviewed the fluid-mosaic model of the plasma membrane. The student needs to review the vocabulary and details more, but her understanding is good.
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Varsity Tutors is the only resource you need if you're looking for AP Biology tutors. AP Biology is a part of the Advanced Placement program, which allows high school students to take college-level classes with the possibility of earning college credit if they do well enough on the exam taken toward the end of the school year. All AP Exams are scored on a simple scale from 1-5, so it's pretty easy to look up what score you need in order to qualify for college credit at each of the institutions of higher learning you or your student are looking into. Bear in mind that your target score may change based on your intended major.

What topics can AP Biology tutors review with me?

We can help you find a private instructor for every topic that you will encounter in your AP Biology syllabus. The class covers a variety of scientific subject matters, with special emphasis on how evolution is responsible for both the diversity and unity of life; how biological systems use molecular building blocks and free energy to grow, reproduce, and maintain dynamic homeostasis; how living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to carrying out life processes; and how biological systems interact with one another. A lot of topics are explored in detail in order to cover these central foci, including active transport at the cellular level, cell organelles and their functions, introductory genetics, natural selection, and photosynthesis.

Rote memorization is an important consideration in AP Biology, but it isn't the only one. Students are also expected to know how to approach problems scientifically, design experiments to test hypotheses, collect reliable data, and interpret that data in a logical manner. Furthermore, the course assesses a student's written communication skills by evaluating how effectively they can share their findings with others. Finally, students must be able to construct accurate models that illustrate core biologic processes at work.

Studying with an AP Biology tutor allows you to receive personalized attention in a one-on-one learning environment. Your instructor can take the time to understand your preferred learning style and then design sessions around it to enhance your study efficiency. For example, a visual learner might use graphics to illustrate the functions of each cell organelle, while a more auditory learner might get more out of a lecture-based session format. If you're a kinesthetic learner who learns best by doing, your instructor can walk you through an entire experiment to illustrate key concepts. For instance, examining different types of cells under a microscope can really help you understand the differences between them.

Working with a private instructor also allows you to learn at a pace you find comfortable. If you understand how DNA and RNA store the genetic material necessary for a cell's survival, your instructor can concentrate on other topics to improve your study efficiency. If you're having a harder time with the microbiology behind photosynthesis, your instructor can look for new ways to explain it to you and help you achieve a deeper understanding.

You are also your AP Biology tutor's sole student during your study sessions, ensuring that any questions you have can be addressed in a timely manner. Similarly, all of the work you complete can receive prompt feedback, making it easier to identify your academic strengths and any areas of opportunity you could benefit from studying further.

Your instructor can also show you study skills that you can use in AP Biology and beyond. For example, you probably have a dense textbook that your classroom teacher assigns periodic readings from. If you could retain more of what you read, you might benefit from going over active reading techniques such as note-taking to help you get more out of it. You can also write down any questions you have for your AP Biology tutor, ensuring that you remember to ask when the opportunity arises.

Since writing is a component of AP Biology, it may also behoove you to take your outlining skills out of English and social studies and into science. Working from an outline makes it easier to create a logical piece of writing, allowing readers to easily follow your ideas. An outline also represents your plan of attack, so you don't get stuck staring at your booklet trying to remember what you wanted to say next. The AP Bio exam is timed, so you really can't afford to sit at your desk doing nothing while the seconds tick away on exam day.

AP Biology also involves some math, so your private instructor may provide practice questions if your quantitative problem-solving skills are lacking. You also need to understand how math illustrates scientific concepts for certain topics on the exam. Thus, your mathematical knowledge must be theoretical as well as practical.

Can AP Biology tutors help me prepare for the end-of-year AP Biology Exam?

The AP Biology Exam consists of a total of two sections, conveniently called Section I and Section II. Each section is further subdivided into two distinct question types. For example, the first part of Section I consists of 63 multiple-choice questions, including standalone items and questions in sets. Multiple-choice questions tend to be good for students, as you can eliminate obviously incorrect answer choices and try to deduce a correct response whenever you're unsure of an answer. The information contained in one question may also help you answer another, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to leverage the exam against itself.

The next part of Section I contains six standalone "grid-in" questions where you need to incorporate mathematics in order to find the right answer. If you aren't familiar with how grid-in items work, you can complete sample problems during your AP Biology tutoring sessions to gain some experience with the format. You have a total of 90 minutes to complete both portions of Section I.

Section II of the AP Bio Exam puts your writing skills to the test. First, you need to answer two long-form essay questions, at least one of which will involve experimental data or a lab of some kind. It might seem rudimentary, but if you use the scientific method as a means of illustrating your thought processes, you'll probably hit everything that the exam expects you to. If you aren't in the habit of writing essays for science, you might consider treating the second item as an essay for another class. You're simply telling the story of living systems instead of historical figures or characters in a novel.

The second part of Section II consists of six short answers that require paragraph-length arguments or responses. You only have 90 minutes to complete both aspects of Section II, so make sure to work quickly enough to allow time to proofread all of your responses.

Many students also take practice exams under realistic test-taking conditions during AP Biology tutoring sessions. Experiencing what those 90 minutes feel like for yourself can prove tremendously beneficial when you're trying to budget your time on exam day. Similarly, learning how the AP Biology Exam words things can help you identify tricky questions for what they are and respond appropriately. Perhaps most importantly, reviewing the results of practice tests can help you and your instructor pinpoint what future study sessions should cover and which areas you are more comfortable with.

How can Varsity Tutors help me connect with AP Bio tutors?

AP Biology is challenging, going well beyond what your average biology tutor is comfortable teaching. If you were to try to find your own private instructor, you would need to go through the hassle of verifying that they understand college-level concepts, remain up-to-date in their knowledge of the exam, and have the scheduling flexibility to meet your needs. In contrast, we can match you with a knowledgeable AP Biology instructor in as little as 24 hours. They will know both their science and the mechanics of the exam, equipping them to help you in any way possible.

We also offer an exclusive Live Learning Platform, proprietary software that facilitates face-to-face study sessions over the internet for maximal convenience. You read that right - you can benefit from private instruction without the logistical nightmare of trying to arrange an in-person meeting. Our platform also has powerful features such as a virtual whiteboard and video chat functionality so that you don't need to compromise your study efficiency for convenience sake.

You are also in complete control of when every session takes place, allowing your high-stakes test prep to run on your schedule instead of the other way around. If you are only available to study on the weekends, all of your sessions can take place on the weekend. If you would prefer to study on weekday evenings, that request can be accommodated as well.

Varsity Tutors can set you up with professional AP Biology tutoring today, but the first move is yours. Use the information provided on this page to speak with a knowledgeable Educational Consultant and learn more about the benefits of private tutoring services today!

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