I am a sophomore Chemical Engineering major at NYU. I was born in New York but when I was very young, I moved to Pakistan, where I lived a large part of my life. I came back for college and now, I live 40 minutes away from where I used to live 17 years ago. I hope to work in the renewable energy sector after I graduate. Renewable energy is the future and it is vital that we take it seriously.
I'm a huge cricket, soccer, movie and T.V show lover. I also love travelling and experiencing different cultures. Living in the New York these past 2 years has been the greatest experience of my life by far and I want to continue it as long as possible.
Last Spring, I worked as a academic tutor at a New York Public School for America Reads and Counts NYU. I taught second graders subjects like Math, Science and English.
Back home in Pakistan, I taught underprivileged primary school and high school children Math and Science for close to 5 years between 2010 and 2015.
The entire experience was very rewarding since these students actually had a passion for studying. They knew the importance of an education and how it would impact their lives. The whole experience greatly increased my love for teaching.
As a teacher, it is important to realize that there is no single method of teaching. Not all students can be taught the same way. Some of them require a little bit of guidance initially and they figure everything out themselves. Others need a bit more help every step of the way and recognizing the students' needs early on is vital. Building their confidence is the key.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Current Undergrad, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1430
SAT Writing: 710
Cricket, soccer, movie and T.V show lover. Also love travelling and experiencing new places.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Using different source materials is often helpful. If the student sees the same style of questions all the time, he/she might get not want to do the work. Sometimes switching from numbers to word problems is helpful.