Hi! My name is Karim, and I recently graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology. I am currently applying to medical schools and hope to become a pediatrician. My hobbies and interests include: singing, spending time with friends when I can, astronomy, working out, staying tuned to scientific discoveries and healthcare reform, catching up on shows like The Daily Show, Dexter, and Big Bang Theory, and listening to music.
I have several years worth of experience tutoring and mentoring children ages 5-11 in math, reading, and writing. However, I also have extensive experience tutoring and mentoring in subjects including general and organic chemistry, physics, biology, human physiology, calculus, microbiology, as well as general study skills. I have also helped my friends with college, medical, and dental school admissions essays. I am a very organized and goal-oriented individual who always tries to work as efficiently as possible. The catch phrase I've adopted from my 8th grade algebra teacher is "Work smarter, not harder." When learning concepts, I don't just try to memorize the material-though that is the basis of learning any material. But I always try to connect different concepts together to grasp the larger picture and really get a thorough understanding of the material, allowing me to reason through not only problems I've seen before, but also through ones I haven't. I apply the same philosophy when helping others. I often ask questions to grasp others' understanding of certain material and guide them with their thinking process using diagrams, hand gestures/models, and deductive reasoning. This way I help others to really form a concrete understanding of the material and formulate solutions on their own rather than me just telling them the answers. But of course, sometimes it takes some hints to help them get started, and I am always happy to provide them when I can =) I promise to do my very best to help you achieve your academic goals while also having fun through the learning process. I look forward to working with you!
Undergraduate Degree: Emory University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology/Biology
ACT Math: 34
SAT Math: 730
SAT Chemistry: 790
Singing, astronomy, music, spending time with friends
Anatomy & Physiology
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Business
High School Chemistry
High School English
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Study Skills and Organization