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Sailabala

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I always loved teaching. I started my career as a doctor, but later found my passion in teaching. I love anatomy as it is like a foundation to all other subjects for a medical student. I will try to teach as long as possible throughout my life.

Sailabala’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam - Bachelors, MBBS

Graduate Degree: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad - Masters, MD in Anatomy

Hobbies

Cooking

Tutoring Subjects

Anatomy

Anatomy & Physiology

Histology

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

When we make the student understand the logic and importance of a fact, he will learn it easily and also remember it for long time.

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

Assess his knowledge in the subject.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Make the student realize the fun in the subject.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By regularly giving him/her short, quick, and relatively easy assignments. And complimenting them.

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

The concept can be taught from a different perspective so that he would understand it better. But skills improve only with practice.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Making them understand the meaning of crucial phrases and words.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Group discussions.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Giving the topic sufficient time, and teaching him how the knowledge can be applied.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Discussing it from more than one angle.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By making my assessments regular, frequent.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Assessment.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

It depends upon his knowledge, needs, and time.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Images, drawings.