I am a graduate of Saint Louis University, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and International Studies. I will be starting a Masters of Public Policy at University of Chicago this fall. I am also fluent in Urdu, French, and conversational Arabic. I have extensive international work experience and bring an appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures, faith traditions, and backgrounds. I have worked with underprivileged youth in Egypt, conducted health education workshops for migrant women in Morocco, and organized an English language summer camp for youth in Jordan. I am most passionate about English, Literature, and working with elementary and middle school students. In my experience working with young students, we always seem to have the best progress in English language and literature. I try to keep things exciting and casual for my students so they feel comfortable and confident with the material they are working on. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and traveling to new places.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Louis University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Public Health
Reading, writing, cooking, traveling
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that each student should feel invested in, and the first step towards success is building their confidence with the material. I try and break down the assignment from the start, and start with material that the student is comfortable in. From there, we identify goals and work towards them, building the student's confidence as we go along.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During the first session, it is important for me to take some time to talk with the student and potentially his or her parent. I'd like to outline their goals and what they hope to achieve while we work together. We will go over the material, tools, and set concrete goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I firmly believe in helping the student become an independent and confident learner. After we identify the overall goal, we will set a roadmap with concrete steps working towards that. Along the way, I will work on a series of activities and exercises to help the student build their confidence, become a critical thinker, and problem solve on their own.