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I am currently a graduate student at the CUNY Graduate Center - Brooklyn College where I am studying for my Masters in Business degree. I completed my undergraduate studies from Brooklyn College and received my Bachelor's in Business Administration while completing my premedical requisites. I plan to take the MCAT and apply for medical school soon. In the future, I hope to be a pediatrician because I want to be a doctor and I love working with children.

I currently reside in Brooklyn. My family consists of my parents and two younger sisters. I came from Bangladesh to the United States when I was three and a half years old with my mother and sister. I grew up with strong educational values to always put my studies first. I hold fast to my values since the better educated you are, the more opportunities open up for you.

My father started teaching me Algebra when I was in the fourth grade and since I was always good at it, math has been my favorite subject. From this experience I know that when math subjects are explained properly, it can be a simple concept that everyone can understand.

Sumaiya’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Bachelors, Business for Health Professions

Graduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Masters, Masters in Business


I like shopping, watching Netflix, learning to cook new things, and cleaning.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math


Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

European History

Homework Support


Middle School Math





Social studies


SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep

US History

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to constantly review new topics after they are taught. This reiterates the learning and keeps them fresh in students' brains while moving onto a new topic.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would introduce myself first and get to know the student. I would want to know their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, what they would like to improve on, and how well they are doing in school.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

At first, I can give students sample questions to do together. After we explain how to get the right answer, the students can answer questions by themselves. This would lead to self-confidence and for them to practice what they have learned to use it on their own. This will help them be independent in doing their own work.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

We would have to go slow, and I'd take time explaining the process in simple steps. We would need to do more of the same type of problems.