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Sharif K.

Silver Spring, MD

$40/hr

Johns Hopkins Researcher Science and Writing Tutor!

Background check passed as of 12/5/13
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Johns Hopkins Researcher Science and Writing Tutor!

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I am passionate about the brain and human psychology. As an undergraduate I graduated with a 3.8 GPA with a degree in neuroscience and philosophy. Recently, I completed a masters degree in cognitive neuroscience from University College London with a distinction (top mark). I am currently a full-time researcher at Johns Hopkins in the division of cognitive neuroscience. I have several publications in psychology/neuroscience and philosophy journals.

I have several years of experience with teaching high school and undergraduate students. As an undergraduate, I developed a full semester course on consciousness and mind, which I instructed to undergraduate juniors and seniors. I published the content of this course into the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. As a master's student in London, I received a part-time teaching job instructing high school students in psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. In an anonymous feedback form, the students commented:

"The tutor was very good. He made people understand confusing things easily."

"The tutor was great. He structured the session in a way that will help everyone to understand and to wrap their head around the different ideas/theories."

I also have experience with public speaking: I was the student body president at my university were public speaking was a daily occurrence. Likewise, I completed a semester course in public speaking.

Testimonials

"He was great!!!"

- Fade, Columbia, MD on 3/28/14

"Outstanding tutor"

- Ali, Washington, DC on 2/17/14

"Bravo!"

- Arya, Rockville, MD on 1/28/14

"The Best Tutor In Science!"

- Alexis, Columbia, MD on 1/10/14

"He is very patient, and he is a great tutor."

- Raqiah, Vienna, VA on 12/3/13
English:
Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Philosophy,
Physiology, Psychology
Homeschool:
Biology, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Philosophy

I minored in philosophy as an undergraduate and collaborated with the chair of the philosophy department in my master's thesis. I have published several philosophy papers discussing multiple topics, including the philosophy of mind, ethics/neuroethics/bioethics, free will, intuitions, and referencing Kant, Descartes, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Chalmers, Dennett, and others! I can help you through difficult philosophic concepts and writing philosophy papers.

Psychology

I developed and instructed a full-semester undergraduate course in psychology. The content of this course has been published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. In addition, I instructed dozens of high school students in the UK and US on psychology related topics, including consciousness/mind, animal behavior, cognition, and the brain.

Track & Field

I was a competitive track & field/ cross country runner for 8 years (2004-2012). I ran for my undergraduate varsity teams where I received multiple awards, including two school records (800m and Distance Relay). I am well aware of training needs for most track and field events. I am passionate about running!

Writing

Writing is a passion of mine! I am published in several philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology journals, and have won awards for my writing. I will work one-on-one with you to help you achieve similar quality. I can help with writing style, organization, grammar, and referencing (e.g. MAL, APA, Chicago, etc.).

Ohio Wesleyan University
Neuroscience
University College London
Master's

Education

Ohio Wesleyan University (Neuroscience )

University College London (Master's)

He was great!!! — I am a student from a Nigerian background, so when I realized I had to write applications to the schools I was interested in, I was so scared. The first thing I decided to do about my situation was look for a tutor. Most of the schools I wanted to apply to were Ivy League or Ivy League equivalent schools (like MIT), so I was looking for someone who had experience with the anxiety I was feeling. ...

— Fade, Columbia, MD on 3/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharif will travel within 20 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20906.


About Sharif

I am passionate about the brain and human psychology. As an undergraduate I graduated with a 3.8 GPA with a degree in neuroscience and philosophy. Recently, I completed a masters degree in cognitive neuroscience from University College London with a distinction (top mark). I am currently a full-time researcher at Johns Hopkins in the division of cognitive neuroscience. I have several publications in psychology/neuroscience and philosophy journals.

I have several years of experience with teaching high school and undergraduate students. As an undergraduate, I developed a full semester course on consciousness and mind, which I instructed to undergraduate juniors and seniors. I published the content of this course into the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. As a master's student in London, I received a part-time teaching job instructing high school students in psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. In an anonymous feedback form, the students commented:

"The tutor was very good. He made people understand confusing things easily."

"The tutor was great. He structured the session in a way that will help everyone to understand and to wrap their head around the different ideas/theories."

I also have experience with public speaking: I was the student body president at my university were public speaking was a daily occurrence. Likewise, I completed a semester course in public speaking.

Testimonials

"He was great!!!"

- Fade, Columbia, MD on 3/28/14

"Outstanding tutor"

- Ali, Washington, DC on 2/17/14

"Bravo!"

- Arya, Rockville, MD on 1/28/14

"The Best Tutor In Science!"

- Alexis, Columbia, MD on 1/10/14

"He is very patient, and he is a great tutor."

- Raqiah, Vienna, VA on 12/3/13
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Education

Ohio Wesleyan University
Neuroscience
University College London
Master's

Education

Ohio Wesleyan University (Neuroscience )

University College London (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20906

Sharif’s Subjects

English:
Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Philosophy,
Physiology, Psychology
Homeschool:
Biology, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Sharif K.

Sharif K. passed a background check on 12/5/13. The check was ordered by Sharif through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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