Skip to main content

Information About Lorna - Cork tutor

Profile Picture

Lorna's profile picture


This is how 2 referees rated Lorna:





Subjects Taught


Price Guide
Senior Cycle €20.00
Adult / Casual €20.00


Price Guide
Junior Cycle €15.00

Map Location

Personal Description:

Hi! My name is Lorna and I'm currently studying Veterinary Medicine in UCD.

I graduated from UCC in 2019 with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science, specialising in plant and cell biology, with a strong focus on genetics and biotechnology, and my degree also contained a large amount of ecological studies, giving me a great basis to tutor the very wide-ranging biology Leaving Certificate curriculum.
Currently studying Veterinary Medicine, I have built further on my knowledge of cells, metabolism, and body systems. I also studied Biology and Chemistry (both HL) for my Leaving Certificate so I have always had a love of Science.

I really enjoy learning (so much so that I committed to an extra 4 years in college after my BSc!) and sharing what I have learned so far.

Tutoring Experience:

- I have previously taught Leaving Certificate level biology grinds.
- In 2019, I worked as a Laboratory Demonstrator in UCC School of BEES, teaching university students undergraduate-level biology and laboratory skills.

Approach to Grinds:

For now, all grind sessions will be online via Google Meet, Zoom, or whatever preferred platform. I can share my screen to show notes, and I can also allow the student to add notes on the screen for interactive portions of the session. I will email the student any notes that I make for our topic.

To begin with, I meet with the student and run through the list of topics covered in their exam (Higher and/or Ordinary Level), and mark off what they struggle with, what they enjoy, what they want to prioritise, etc. We will also discuss how they learn best - visual, audio, question-based, essay-based, etc. and create a plan for our sessions. We can also discuss what sort of grades they hope to obtain and create a plan to achieve this.

Before each meeting, we will decide together which topic they want to work on next, I will prepare notes to share and ask the student to have glanced through the chapter and prepare some questions on what they're struggling with most.
During the session, we will do some short questions relevant to the stage we are at in the material, and once we have finished a topic I will work through a full exam question with the student.
Session structure is not rigid and will be adjusted to suit what the student wants.

I feel that students (myself included) do best when engaged and interested in the material, so I aim to keep sessions interesting with lots of applied examples.
Maximum session time is usually 60 minutes, unless the student needs a longer session coming up to exams etc.
For Junior Certificate Science, I aim to keep sessions closer to 40 minutes, to avoid overwhelming the student. This can also be discussed depending on each student's needs.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

Please login or register to download tutor resources.

Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University College Cork (2019) - Bachelors of Science, First Class Honours (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: Cork Biology tutor, Cork Science tutor, Cork Senior Cycle Biology tutor, Cork Adult / Casual Biology tutor, Cork Junior Cycle Science tutor