Experienced IBDP Alumnus for Biology (HL/SL), Chemistry (SL), English A: Literature (SL), Theory of Knowledge, CAS guide and blog writing guidance, graduation-Specialization in Biology, professional research writer (15+ research essays), currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Biology) from Concordia University (2021-2024) with 3+ years of teaching experience.
"Understanding the foundation will lead one towards aligning one's interests." I am an IBDP alumnus pursuing my Specialization in Biology from Concordia University, Canada. I have devoted myself to teaching and imparting my knowledge for the past three years to 40+ students. I have taught Biology (HL/SL) to students from across India, and adhering to the quote above makes my teaching etiquette unique and full of knowledge. Being a student of the IBDP has given me enough experience to understand what kind of teaching mannerisms works well in this curriculum. I assure you that I will not provide you with a book-worm experience but instead make you listen to my meticulously detailed explanation of the concepts that will help you imagine and picture the concept. Once you get familiarized with the concept, I will join in the critical keywords that IB examiners look for in your self-understanding. I have been applying this technique to all of my students and myself as well. This technique has made my students critical thinkers and made them excel in their problem-solving strategies; this technique has also accredited me with a term of honor on the Dean's List. Join my knowledge loaf to have an experience full of rationality and understanding.
2020-Present @ Freelance, Montreal, Canada
IBDP Biology, Chemistry, TOK, EE and IO Teacher
Helping choose themes and subjects aligning with the TOK theme, proof-reading the essays. Proof-reading and guidance for Biology EE. Proof-reading, theme recommendation and guidance for framing IOs for English A: Literature (SL)
2020-2021 @ Shaama Technik Forgings, Punjab, India
Arranging meetings and preparing reports. Generating bills and handling documents for administrative projects.
2020 @ NHS Hospital, Jalandhar, India
Healthcare Support Worker
Assisted Physiotherapist in Neuro-ortho Rehabilitation Centers.
2017 @ TEDX Youth
I contacted community organizations to obtain commitments to support the volunteer programs through contributions and volunteer hours. Progressive volunteer policies and procedures, codes of conduct, and volunteer standards.
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Biology)
Cambridge International Foundation, Punjab, India
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme- 2020
Extended Essay (EE), Internal Assessment (IA)
Internal Assessment (IA)
English A: Language and Literature
Individual Oral (IO)
TOK: Essay and Exhibition
Tutor Teaching Style
With my experience of teaching and being a student myself, I have observed that a significant problem in understanding subjects like biology is being able to retain/learn the information taught. As a teacher my philosophy is to fix the problem right at its roots i.e., I do not ever encourage my students to learn information because forgetfulness is inevitable. I begin with building a solid foundation of knowledge as a strategy that initially provides students with all the necessary elements to be able to imagine and acquire the tricky processes and cycles. After I fix the foundation, I help them develop a map from the foundation to the complete process with an extremely detailed and interesting explanation. This process in the subconscious mind aids them to imagine and picturizing the process. Bead by bead, when they are able to draw a coherence of their imagination, I introduce the scientific terminologies and keywords that IB looks for. This way, there is next to no chance for them to forget the highlights of a process, and they only have to brush up on the scientific terminologies once in a while. Conclusively, this kills the fear that biology is subject to humongous memorization.
I always like to know the expectations of the student. It is essential to know what they need help with. Once I know the improvement points, I introduce the student to an enchilada of methodologies, examples, and explanations to help them. After the explanation, I follow a small exercise, i.e., I ask them to summarize the learning of the day's concept in their language. This helps me to identify their strong and weak points. I correct them and work more on the points where I identify the concept's ambiguity. This exercise ensures that the student has had a take-away from the lesson and gives me the benefit of molding my future teaching sessions according to the student's needs. So, a typical first session is always about understanding what works for the student.
Molding a house full of confusions into a world of possibilities- Mehar Mahajan
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