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Tahir

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As a master's student and former medical student, I know how challenging academics can be. I also know how having a helping hand, a guidance through the confusion, can help one gain confidence in themselves to excel. From tutoring children to post-graduates, I have seen that all students (no matter their age, level of education, strengths, weaknesses, etc.) who are willing to learn can succeed.

Tahir’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Youngstown State University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: Youngstown State University - Masters, Public Health

Test Scores

MCAT Physical Sciences: 11

MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11

Hobbies

Guitar, rowing, helping others

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

ACT Writing

Algebra

Algebra 2

Anatomy

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Biology

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics 2

Arithmetic

Biochemistry

Biology

Biostatistics

Cardiology

Cell Biology

College Algebra

College Biology

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Developmental Algebra

Developmental Biology

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Endocrinology

Epidemiology

Essay Editing

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

Fiction Writing

Gastroenterology

General Biology

General Chemistry

Geometry

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

Histology

Homework Support

IB Further Mathematics

IB Further Mathematics HL

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematical Studies SL

IB Mathematics

IB Mathematics HL

IB Mathematics SL

Immunology

Intermediate Algebra

Life Sciences

Linear Algebra

Math

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

MCAT Verbal Reasoning

Medical Ethics

Medical Terminology

Microbiology

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Science

Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics

Neurobiology

Neuroscience

Other

Pathology

Pathophysiology

Physical Science

Plant Biology

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Public Health

Science

Social Sciences

Sociology

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Virology

Vocabulary


Q & A

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

In a typical first session, the student and I usually discuss their goals and what specifically they would like to improve over time.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By developing a love for learning and positive outlook.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By creating an environment of positive reinforcement and teaching determination.

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

I would go back to the basics and reinforce the concepts with examples.

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

Reinforcement of the basic concepts and practice.

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

With positive reinforcement and practice.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By having the student show me their most recent work and determining their weaknesses.

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

Usually, I bring a laptop to pull up examples and figures, as well as pen and paper for scratch work.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Any student can excel, it simply takes the right guidance and positivity.

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

By helping the student identify the main ideas of each paragraph, teaching a student how to scan a passage, and having the student write a summary of the passage.

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

Establishing positive rapport, understanding their individual needs and abilities, accommodating to those, and reinforcing a student's confidence.

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

By creating relatable/real world examples, incorporating their interests into examples, and using music/videos/media to engage the student.

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

By first determining their strengths and weaknesses, and creating lessons catered to the student's needs.