For me, I believe that clarity is the most important part of any lesson. I always try to incorporate analogies, memorization strategies, and/or visuals so as to make the material easier to grasp and remember. Like Einstein says, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough".
Additionally, I've noticed that students tend to perform the best when they are engaged on a personal level. I always try to contextualize or re-frame class material so that it is more relevant and applicable to the pupil's own interests. I sincerely believe that education shouldn't feel like an obligation or a bore, but rather something that sparks curiousity, imagination, and enterprise.
I am a second-year Neuroscience student at the University of Toronto Scarborough. My sincere dedication to learning is exhibited through my strong GPA of 3.96, but I believe that learning is not only one-way: sharing knowledge is also an important aspect of learning. I have had two years of experience tutoring English and Science at both the elementary and high school levels, and even now I volunteer as a peer notetaker for some of my classmates. Additionally, my Neuroscience degree provides me with ample background knowledge regarding human cognition and memory, which can thus serve as an important asset to provide insight and understanding into the progress of my pupils.
• Verified teaching skills established through past tutoring experiences with students of both elementary and high school ages, in the subjects of English and Biology
• Outstanding written communication demonstrated through numerous awards across various national writing competitions (Poetry Institute of Canada, Royal Canadian Legion, etc.)
• Efficiency and time management skills demonstrated through the role of volunteer notetaker, consistently and diligently providing copies of lecture notes to disabled classmates
• Experience in the IB Diploma Program allows for first-hand experience in tutoring in accordance to the specific academic requirements of the IB (final score of 7 HL English A: Language and Literature, 6 in HL Biology and HL Chemistry)
University of Toronto Scarborough September 2018 – Present
Candidate, Honours Bachelor of Science
• Neuroscience Specialist Co-op Program, 2nd Year
• Cumulative GPA of 3.96/4.0
• University of Toronto Bennet Scholars Entrance Scholarship ($10 000)
• Budding Scholar Award from the UTSC Department of Psychology
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