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.
Q & A
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.