My name is Islam Hasasna. I am a junior student at temple university majoring in biochemistry and my minor is chemistry. I worked as a tutor at community college of Philadelphia for almost two years. I am working now at temple university as a tutor for math, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. My dream is to become an experience cardiologist. I am planning to take my MCAT test on July 2017 and start medical school on Fall 2018. I am doing volunteer at Fox Chase Cancer center in infusion room. I am also doing volunteer at university of Pennsylvania. I am also doing research at Jefferson Hospital. This opportunity will benefit me for the future and it will open a path of possibilities for me in regards to future jobs and helping people. This position will expand my view in life and provide me with future references. I already decided that nothing will stop me from achieving my dream.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Follow your dream, and do what you want, and not what people want.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself and build a comfortable relationship with them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Review everything they learned during the session and make notes for the things they do not know. The most important rule: BE ORGANIZED.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Start from the easiest question and the most interesting subject, and then build the stairs step by step.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Make a similarity between the concept and something he/she knows.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Asking them questions to know how much they learned from the subjects.