Private tutor in Boston, MA
Hi, I'm Khaoula! I'm a proud recent graduate from the Trinity College class of 2018, with a B.S. in Neuroscience and double minor in Biology and English literature. I love Neuroscience mainly because it bridges the gap between psychology/sociology/statistics and general biology, which are also my favorite subjects to tutor. I am currently working in cancer biology and metabolism research, which, along with my four years of undergraduate research experience, has made me very comfortable with dense scientific literature, laboratory techniques, and research writing.
Tutoring for the last 8 years, I've cultivated experience in a vast number of subjects, helping students boost their scores in specific science, math, and English classes as well as their overall GPA, organization skills, and study style. I'm very proud to say that every single student of mine has shown improvement. I'm also rather experienced with teaching students with attention and learning difficulties. As Head Tutor at my high school, some years back, I almost exclusively worked with students with learning difficulties and disabilities, particularly ADHD, dyslexia, and difficulty with word-image processing. I've held entire sessions dedicated simply to finding the study style that best fits a student and have seen massive improvements, especially when I use timers, breaks, and positive reinforcement to help encourage focus. Thanks to these experiences, I am very amenable to new situations and love to provide highly individualized tutoring to students of all ages and abilities. Equal to my love of science, which I'm pursuing as a future career, is my love for English. My second college minor was in English Literature and much of my tutoring has been focused on writing, reading comprehension, and a mastery of the language as it applies to middle school through college classes, as well as preparation for the SAT. I've read and helped students with at least a dozen college essays and am also comfortable working with students who may not be native speakers. In fact, my tutoring approach is about more than just improving scores or comprehension of a specific subject. Having been through the process myself, I often provide college-prep and studying advice to my students, if they need it. I have sat on a number of college panels for prospective students and underclassmen, providing specific advice and resources. Eventually, I was able to translate this directly to a tutoring style that is a bit more unique. I'm experienced tutoring specifically for college preparation (essays, standardized testing, interview preparation, college selection, etc) as a full session or multiple sessions. However, any of my students who are prepping for college and are getting tutoring can ask me any questions about the process and I'm happy to help. When I tutor someone, we are a team. Your success is my success; I genuinely want to see you succeed and am happy to mold my teaching style to fit your learning style, every single time. I graduated with faculty honors and honors in Neuroscience and have excelled at standardized testing, notably with a 2200 on the SAT. Thus, I am able to provide you with all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to achieve the same or better. For this reason, I offer a free 30 minute consultation prior to beginning lessons. During this consult, we can talk about your goals, expectations, and learning style so I can begin molding my teaching style to best fit you. For example, if you are a visual learner needing help in a biology tutoring session, I can help you come up with mnemonics, reorganize your notes to see which sections are hardest for you, and bring a white board and some colored markers to help map out the tricky cycles or anatomy. On the other hand, some people struggle with applying the topics they've learned, even if they have it memorized or understood. In that case, we will walk through problems together and do practice questions until you feel comfortable with the material. After or consult, I will create a plan for us and we can create a schedule as far in advance as you'd like, entirely at your convenience, with a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a consult or tutoring session! I always respond very quickly.
Weekdays in the evening, Weekends at any time, Weekdays in the morning
Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge, Up to 25 minutes away for a flat fee
Currently working as a research technician in cancer biology, I love science as it relates to laboratory techniques and bench work. I'm also currently studying for the MCAT on my own time and hope to apply to medical school some day. In college, I was involved in a number of organizations and clubs, including one engaging in mock United Nations debates, another producing a conscious hip hop festival, and a third role in which I managed a coffeehouse. I've always been a very busy person, which has taught me very effective time management and organization skills, which I always relay to any students who may need help in that arena. Nowadays, in my free time, I enjoy reading, pointillism, and making lattes. Having just moved to Boston in May, I've been enjoying getting to know the city more.
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