Hi! My name is Mariam and I am an experienced tutor specializing in STEM subjects. I am currently studying Engineering Chemistry at Queen's University and have been tutoring for 2 years. I have always had a strong passion for teaching and consider it a hobby more than a profession. During my time as a tutor, I have worked with a wide range of students, from elementary schoolers struggling with long division to university students looking to deepen their understanding of thermodynamics.
I have been extremely lucky to have had incredible teachers and mentors throughout my education and through them I have adopted essential skills for a tutor such as adaptability and patience. My students appreciate my ability to break down challenging concepts into manageable pieces and ability to connect with them to create a comfortable learning environment where they feel supported and motivated to learn. I usually begin with a diagnostic session to assess the student's understanding and if they are missing prerequisite knowledge. Then, I create a structured lesson plan and session timeline based on the student's strengths and weaknesses. I strive to create a comfortable and engaging learning environment where students feel free to ask questions and explore new ideas. I also provide plenty of practice problems and feedback to help students improve their skills and gain confidence in their abilities.
Above all, I believe in empowering students to become independent learners who can tackle new challenges with confidence. I work to instill a love of learning in my students and encourage them to take ownership of their education.