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I am a graduate of Brown University, where I earned my B.A. in Literary Arts and Visual Arts, taking courses in a wide array of subjects ranging from contemporary American fiction to ancient Indian classics. My first teaching experience came in college when I had the privilege of creating and teaching a series of literature courses at a local community center. There are few experiences I find more enriching than facilitating a meaningful dialogue centered around great works of literature and art. While literature and art are my passion, I also tutor in variety of other subjects, including math, science, and test preparation. I currently work as a lead teacher in the after-school program at Archway Classical Academy in Phoenix.

Hasan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelors, Creative Writing, Visual Arts

Test Scores

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 780

SAT Writing: 680

GRE Verbal: 170

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 760

Hobbies

Literature, Poetry, Printmaking, Painting, Illustration, Letterpress, Bookbinding, Cycling, Cooking, Exploring

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Writing

Algebra

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Studio Art: 2-D Design

Art

Art History

British Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

College World History

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Drawing

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

GED Prep

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

High School

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing

Homeschool

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

Literature

Math

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Painting

Poetry Writing

Printmaking

Quantitative Reasoning

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Short Novel

Test Prep

Vocabulary

World History

World Literature


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that an education is a lifelong pursuit that, if approached with purpose and determination, will never cease to yield results. Therefore, my approach to teaching is process-oriented. While grades and test scores are important insofar as they serve as markers of a student's progress, they are not as significant as the actual development of a student's understanding and engagement of the material.

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

During a first session I like to go over a student's interest in the subject and their reason for hiring a tutor. Before beginning it is important to outline the student's goals, what they would like to get out of the tutoring experience; and to discuss their previous strategies in working with the material, both successful and non-successful.

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

Sometimes a student may have difficulty overcoming the specific language or format in which a concept is presented. If this is the case, it is important to try illustrating the concept in a manner that is more in line with the student's interests or with their methods of learning.

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

I attempt to break down the text into more comprehensible passages, focusing on specific aspects that may be causing the student difficulty, such as vocabulary, sentence structure, or grammar.

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

All students learn in different ways. Some are very visual; others prefer a more hands-on approach, etc. If a particular strategy does not appear to be working, it is important to keep pushing and experimenting with new methods and not to rely on a strategy simply because of its success with other students or in my own approach to the material.

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

Materials should always be dictated by the needs of the student. These may include the student's own textbooks, notecards, practice tests, etc., as well as supplementary materials that may be useful in providing the student with a different perspective on the subject.