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United States of America, Middletown
IB tutor of Biology HL/SL, Sports Science SL, Geography HL/SL, and Spanish B HL/SL, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience & Behavior and Chemistry from Wesleyan University with over two years of experience and loads of positive feedback from students.
I completed the IB in 2019 with 41 points. Since then, I have loved guiding students through the IB, while simultaneously studying neuroscience and chemistry at university. Having completed the IB, I can not only relate to the student experience but also help students achieve the highest possible grade, thanks to my extensive tutoring experience.
2021-Present @ Wesleyan University, Middletown, United States
Undergraduate Research Assistant to Professor Youssef Ezzyat
Working in Youssef Ezzyat's Lab, collecting and post-processing EEG data using Python to elucidate the neural basis of memory.
2020-Present @ Online Education Website, London, UK
Online Private Tutor
Tutor 15+ diverse students in IB subjects such as Math, Biology, and Sports Science in preparation for IB exams. Organize course content and prepare lessons, considering each student’s weaknesses and learning objectives.
2020-Present @ Wesleyan University, Middletown, United States
Conduct weekly Teaching Assistant sessions and host STEM zone hours for up to 18 students to reinforce concepts learned in both Introductory Chemistry I and II through worksheets and discussion. Collaborate with fellow course assistants and professors in weekly staff meetings to discuss students' progression, class material, and upcoming exams.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, United States
Bachelor of Art in Neuroscience & Behavior and Chemistry
International School of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland- 2019
International Baccalaureate Diploma- Scored 41/45
Extended Essay (EE)
Individual Oral (IO)
Internal Assessment (IA)
Spanish Language B HL
Spanish Language B SL
Tutor Teaching Style
I aim to make my lessons as enjoyable and useful as possible, so learning complex concepts become a fun challenge, reviewing content is highly effective, and working on assignments is gratifying.
I like quickly grasping a student’s goals and creating a detailed plan to achieve them. I also discuss important things such as preferred learning styles and address any particular challenges a student may face.
Organization, planning skills, and independent study are instrumental to success in the IB. These are among my greatest strengths and something I emphasize with each student. In addition, I am happy to share any of my supporting documents and resources with students so that they have plenty of material to use outside of our classes.
I think positive reinforcement and setting reasonable goals are significant to maintaining motivation. Therefore, these are things I emphasize with each student. During a lesson, if I feel a student is losing focus or motivation, it is not uncommon for me to ask them to explain a concept or fact I just covered to gauge their attention levels. This helps me continuously calibrate my teaching style and pace throughout a session.
This depends very much on the specific context. I find that sometimes, explaining a complex concept in a way that may be more distilled or relatable to the student can help. Other times, having the student explain their understanding of the topic back to me can be pretty helpful in identifying any gaps in their knowledge that would be worth reviewing.
Several possible approaches may help with reading comprehension. First, I ensure that there are no difficulties with any of the vocabulary or syntax. Next, reading a text aloud or even several times can be helpful. Finally, dissecting a passage into smaller, manageable pieces can be crucial after the main idea has been grasped.
The first key to success is communicating with the student beforehand to grasp what the student is hoping to learn. During this time, I also like to ask the student if there is anything, in particular, they would like to work on during our sessions. Having a good idea of what a student hopes to obtain from the sessions is extremely helpful for me when constructing the first lesson plan. Especially at the beginning, I seek regular feedback from the student to ensure everything goes smoothly.
From my experience tutoring students one-on-one, engagement is not usually an issue. However, if a student seems to be struggling with a complex subject, I try to make it relatable, fun, and attainable to keep the student excited.
I like to go through the material in depth, suggest creative ways to remember content and ask the students loads of questions during my sessions to ensure they understand the material. Afterward, depending on the student’s needs, I may use past papers and practice questions to evaluate their understanding of the material.
I always like to highlight what a student has accomplished first before suggesting areas of improvement. Showing students what they have done well, combined with lots of positive reinforcement, are crucial in building their confidence.
I like to ask loads of questions before and during a session to evaluate a student’s needs. Moreover, when going through varied content, I am able to identify different areas of improvement, which we can then focus on.
This depends on each student, but in general, if something is not working for a student, I look for feedback from the student and adapt my lessons accordingly. Often after getting to know students, their needs, and learning styles, I can quickly adapt my teaching so it can be most beneficial for them.
This will depend greatly on the student's preferences, but typically if I am reviewing or teaching content, I will most likely use screen-sharing to present a PowerPoint presentation. I use questions from past papers or even Kahoot to switch things up.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
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