I have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology from the American University of Sharjah in Dubai and hope to pursue a master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science in the near future. Previously, I worked as a biology lab assistant and helped with all kinds of experiments for classes ranging from biology 101 to anatomy and physiology. I have always had a strong interest and passion for science from a young age, and I really enjoy tutoring and helping other students who struggle with fundamental concepts in biology.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: American University of Sharjah - Bachelors, Biology, General
I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, and volunteering at hospitals during my free time.
8th Grade Science
Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
Middle School Science
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would ask the student to explain to me concepts they are comfortable with and why, and then explain which concepts they are struggling with and why they find it difficult. I would then tackle the basic foundation that is required to understand the topic they find difficult and work our way up until they feel more confident and show signs of improvement.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Firstly, I would reassure the student not to worry and that with time and practice, anything is possible to understand. Secondly, I would go back to basics and have the student identify what exactly is their source of difficulty, and work slowly up from there.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would make sure to review previous material and make sure it's mastered before adding on new material. There also tends to be complex concepts in biology that build on themselves, so I would break down tougher concepts into sub-concepts and make sure they are fully understood before putting them together.
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a biology tutor, my philosophy would be to simplify. I hope to break down concepts that students find difficult into easier units. This way, students can feel more confidence and not overwhelmed and bogged down with information all at once.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Motivation has to ultimately come from within, but my job as a tutor is to help the student fuel that motivation. I would help students work at their own pace, and slowly build the confidence and knowledge needed to succeed.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Often times when students are struggling in a subject, it tends to lead to feelings of anxiety, frustration, and discouragement. I would help the student to realize that with an open mind, time, and plenty of hard work and practice, you can excel in any subject.