I am tutoring someone in A-level biology. I normally tutor maths but my previous life was as a biochemist so am enjoying tutoring it. We have just started variation (B2 in AQA). My tutee is not the world's best at biology - she wants to be a nurse so apparently needs biology. I was chatting to her about some of the reasons for variation and DNA. This then led on to "Where do humans come from?". "Monkeys" - after a while. "Ok - but where did they come from?" Big hesitation - long pause "Ummmm. God?" Now this is new territory for me. I started to talk about what science has shown, evolution but didn't go too much down this road as we've only just started. She is a Christian. I don't think she's a deep (for want of a better word) Christian. I'm just not sure how to approach this whole topic. I am an atheist but I would not push my beliefs on to someone else. How do science teachers teach this topic? Do they teach it as fact or as what science has shown? I'm sure this has come up before - however this is a new area for me and as it's tutoring, we are going to have interesting conversations to try to stimulate her mind.