I graduated from Columbia University in May 2013 with a B.A. in Biology, and I currently attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I grew up in the United States, Egypt, Jordan, the Philippines, and South Africa. It's difficult for me to choose my favorite country that I've lived in, but the Philippines, with its fantastic weather and picturesque beaches, is consistently a top contender. I generally tutor Biology, Chemistry, and French, but I also have experience with standardized tests, study skills, and time management. Biology is definitely my favorite subject, but it certainly isn't easy and it isn't always taught well. I remember looking at 2-D pictures of cells so often that I forgot that cells are actually enclosed 3-dimensional spheres! In my tutoring sessions, I work hard to make Biology come alive. Through online videos with commentary, interesting reading, and interactive application of information, my students see mechanisms, listen to explanations, and use the information to solve forensic and medical cases that I've created. For those who don't love Biology as much as I do, studying processes such as mitosis may seem tedious, but it doesn't have to be. I make sure to relate microscopic phenomena, such as mitosis, with exciting macroscopic spectacles, such as liver regeneration. When I'm not creating medical scenarios for my students to solve, I spend my time playing soccer, dancing, and watching as many French movies as I can find.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University-Columbia College - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
Soccer, Dancing, Travel, and Music!