Hardworking and passionate Biology SL/HL & Chemistry SL Tutor, has 2+ years of experience teaching IB, IGCSE and MYP, United World College (UWC) IBDP Alumni, Received a 39/45 and sat final exams in 2021, Currently pursuing my BSc in Computer Science and minoring in Business Management.
I am a Tanzanian currently living in Canada to pursue my Bachelors in Science in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. I recently graduated from UWC East Africa in 2021 where I completed my IBDP where I took my HL courses in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature A and SL courses in Math A&A, French B and Economics. I have been tutoring students from all over the globe in Biology, Chemistry and English for almost 3 years now as well as helping out with IA's, EE's and University Applications. As an IB Alumni who both sat exams and lived in boarding in the duration of my diploma, I am very well versed with all things IB and have created meaningful tutoring lessons to help current students achieve their goals.
2022-Present @ Cred.ai, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Software Engineering Intern
I work remotely with Cred Technologies subsidiary, Cred.ai, where I am currently interning as a software engineer.
2021-Present @ Peer Tutor, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
I have collaborated with my high school (UWC EA) to tutor IB and MYP students from my high school community
with Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology, and help them write their IA’s and university applications (Common app essays).
2020 @ Train2Gain, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Manager & Accountant
During quarantine, I decided to take over at a newly- opened but struggling community training center and organize
safe, socially distanced sports, cooking and art classes catered towards women and children
2020 @ United Worldwide, Arusha, Tanzania
Editor, Writer & Social Media Manager
I collaborated with UWC students across the globe at an online journalism magazine, where I wrote and edited articles
while managing the magazine's social media platform.
The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada
B.Sc. Computer Science, Minor in Management
UWC East Africa, Arusha, Tanzania
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP), Scored 39/45
English Language A Language and Literature HL
English Language A Language and Literature SL
English Language A Literature HL
English Language A Literature SL
Extended Essay (EE)
Individual Oral (IO)
Internal Assessment (IA)
Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Middle Years Programme
Tutor Teaching Style
I believe in social learning, which entails speaking to students as individuals, listening to them, and treating them with decency and respect. They can't help but become invested in your class if you give them a reason to admire you by making them feel validated. I also believe that students learn best through collaboration and problem solving, hence, I nurture young people's energy and utilize their strengths to facilitate a stimulating and exciting learning environment.
I would begin by learning about the students' strengths and weaknesses with the subject and how they feel they know best. Together we would plan out a schedule that the student is comfortable with and set the learning pace for future sessions. We will also identify the problem areas and zone in on what is necessary to focus on, as well as expectations that their classroom teachers have from them. Additionally, I would provide the students with detailed yet straightforward topic-based notes that they can build upon once they are more comfortable with the content.
During the IB, I was an extremely self-reliant student. I believe independent learning can only happen when a student is motivated and enjoys their work. In every session, I provide a plethora of resources that students can use to help facilitate their learning at home and make myself available at any time for questions or guidance whenever a student is overwhelmed. Because I had taken the IB exams in 2021, I am very well versed in answering and predicting IB-style questions. I would provide the students with question banks so they can practice at home. First, I would observe how they answer questions, then provide examples and help with long and short answer questions to allow them to achieve their best grade.
I find the key to finding motivation is setting achievable short-term goals, especially when it comes to material-heavy subjects such as Biology, where students are required to learn a lot in a short period of time. While a certain goal or problem may seem daunting to a student, when divided into smaller steps, with specific and clear objectives to achieve each lesson, it becomes less of a gargantuan task and helps them build their time management skills. As the student completes each objective, it will boost their self-confidence and allow them to conquer larger and larger problems every day on their own.
Frequently, difficulty in a particular concept originates from a deficiency of structural base knowledge. It is essential as an instructor to take a few steps back with the student and reinforce that structural base knowledge. Other times, learning concepts can be made easier by working through example problems and providing guidance, notes, and visual aids.
During my IB program, I struggled with understanding textbook material; I found that content was explained in complicated terminology, and prior knowledge was always required to comprehend what was happening. I believe general building knowledge, vocabulary, and reasoning/logic skills are vital for comprehension of the subject, especially in material-heavy subjects such as Biology and Chemistry. I help the student through this by assisting them in building a solid knowledge base and providing them with resources and visual aids to help alleviate their struggle.
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