My name is Sidra Khan. I graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. During my undergraduate years I was a mentor to other students, and as a student ambassador I also volunteered to tutor middle school students. I have a strong background in science, and I always try to find innovative and simple ways to grasp any difficult concepts.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelors, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: University of Maryland-Baltimore - Masters, Mba
read, volunteer, and play tennis
What is your teaching philosophy?
Challenge a failure mentality.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A brief introduction focusing on likes and dislikes for various subjects and why, as well as key strengths.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Emphasize effort and praise mistakes. Give a chance to redo or revise whenever possible.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
5 things: -emphasize effort and praise mistakes -challenge a failure mentality -notice and build on their strengths -give a chance to redo or revise -most importantly, connect with students
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Give examples, draw, or create an activity to help them understand.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Encourage and praise their effort.