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Tala S

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Joined Jul 2022 · She/Her

About

I am a Jordanian senior working toward the American Diploma. I live in Saudi Arabia, where I attend an international school, but I plan to continue my higher education in the US. I value education, and I am especially interested in biology, as well as chemistry and math. I enjoy playing the piano, something I have done since I was a child.

I have been the top student in my grade at my school (which includes over 200 students in each grade) for many years. In my sophomore year of high school, I self-studied AP Biology and got a 5 on the exam. In my junior year, I also took the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth AP Chemistry course and received a grade of 96% (A) on it and a 5 on the AP exam. I have taken the ACT twice and, on my second try, scored a composite of 35 (Math: 35, Science: 34, English 36, Reading: 36). I have also taken UCSD's Intro to Epidemiology credit course in the summer of 2021 and completed it with a GPA of 4.00 (A+).

Moreover, I participated in the International competition Conrad Challenge: Health & Nutrition category (2021-2022). My team and I wrote a 7000+ word paper, on Neurodot, a product we innovated that uses quantum dots to communicate with patients in a vegetative state, and we received the 2022 Conrad Challenge Innovator Certificate. At the moment, I am working with my twin sister on a literature review on ways to improve the efficacy of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homology-directed repair in basal cells of patients with cystic fibrosis. We are completing the paper under the guidance of a research mentor at the International Research Institute of North Carolina.

I have been working with The Phoenix School in Salem, Massachusetts, for about three years and counting. In addition to staying connected to the school by participating in various events and projects, my sister and I host weekly one-hour sessions with the school over Zoom. When I was a freshman in high school, we successfully designed and taught a beginner's Arabic course to its students. We gave a year-long course on Medieval Islamic Medicine the following year. We used a number of different books, research papers, and articles to prepare the course and incorporated a hands-on activity in almost every session. In the past year and for this year too, we host sessions on various biological and cultural topics, from forensic science to Islamic art. The school's innovative teaching methods, which include an emphasis on project-based learning as well as placement of students from K-8 in one room, push me to experiment with and incorporate different learning methods in the sessions I host. They also help me develop my skills in teaching and communication.

I have been tutoring at Schoolhouse.world for over a year now, and I believe that Schoolhouse is an impactful and extremely valuable platform. I am here because I wish to continue to help others by tutoring.

Tutor

Aug 2022 - Present

Saudi Arabia

Stats

831

SP

8

Badges

21

Countries Reached

66

Learners Impacted

74

Sessions Hosted

6,344

Tutoring Minutes

Certifications

Pre-Algebra
100% Mastery
Algebra 1
100% Mastery
AP Chemistry
Honorary
AP Biology
Honorary

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Upcoming Sessions

Complete AP Biology Prep Course

    15th session
We will review all of the AP Biology material during our sessions. This series is primarily aimed at students who are studying AP Biology (in school or alone at home / self-studying) and are planning on taking the AP Biology exam. I prefer that you take the material at school or do some reading about it yourself before we cover it during the session as the sessions are meant as more of a review and will be somewhat fast-paced. TEACHING METHOD / FORMAT & RESOURCES Each unit will be divided into two sessions. During each session, I will start with a review of half of the unit. I will focus on the topics in the unit that the students in the class mention they find difficult and tailor the session for the students based on their feedback. Next, we will solve and discuss some practice questions during the class itself. I will constantly include both MCQ and FRQ practice questions. The resources used will generally include Campbell Biology, CliffsNotes AP Biology, Princeton Review AP Biology, and Preparing for the Biology AP Exam: To Accompany Pearson's Campbell Biology Programs. MY QUALIFICATIONS I self-studied AP Biology and scored a 5 on the 2022 AP Biology exam. I have also taken AP Biology at school the year after I did the exam because my school started offering it only then. I hosted this series last year as well, so I have good experience in tutoring students in all topics of AP Biology.

Tala S

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Amazing session! The slides were explained really well, and Tala was extremely kind with helping us understand the topics!

Learner · 1 mo. ago

Thank you for this session! It was so helpful! I feel ready for the ACT! :D

Learner · 5 mo. ago

She was amazing!! So interactive and open to questions. It was really helpful. Now I feel more confident in biology thanks to her amazing and easy-to-understand explanations and patience.

Learner · 4 mo. ago

Tala explains the topics in an accessible way. Incomprehensible places immediately became clear. Thank You very much.

Learner · 7 mo. ago

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