Paul B.

Sitka, AK


Instructor of Medical/ Biology/Healthcare/ Sciences

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I have worked as an Instructor of Medical Sciences for more than 4 years at Miller-Motte college and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. I am an international Medical doctor, and enjoy teaching health sciences as well as some other sciences. I also help students to improve their study skills, and how to prepare for tests. I believe in integrity, trustworthiness, and commitment. I am flexible about tutoring in your house, my house, or in the public library. On the family level, I am blessed with my Chinese wife, Robin, and our two lovely daughters: Angela and Rosie. I look forward to meeting you for a great new experience. PB I have worked as an Instructor of Medical Sciences for more than 4 years at Miller-Motte college and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. I am an international Medical doctor, and enjoy teaching health sciences as well as some other sciences. I also help students to improve their study skills, and how to prepare for tests. I believe in Read more

6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sitka, AK 99835
In-person lessons
Elementary (K-6th),
Anatomy, Biology, Microbiology,
Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology,
Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
English, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Reading, Speech,
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Arabic language is fun to learn. Its alphabet is made of 28 letters, and it goes horizontally from right to left (opposite to English). Arabic is my native language and I have mastered it since my childhood. I have taught Arabic classes before to non-Arabic speaking students and got great results. My computer is equipped to type in Arabic letters.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism is a disorder of neuro-development that affects the communication and social skills. Autistic children definitely need extra efforts to help them open up to society and achieve better in their school performance. Love to help, patience, and consistency are all important factors for success from the teacher side. There are many resources online to be utilized for autistic children.
As an MD who understands the problem better, and as a teacher who helped autistic children before while subbing in schools, I believe I can do very good job.


Dyslexia is a learning challenge in reading and writing that is largely correctable. It is important to provide a pleasant environment, free of stress, while helping students with dyslexia. It takes patience, and repetition, beside developing the interest and suitable approach, to make valuable progress.
As an MD, I understand the difficulty that dyslexic students are having, and as an Instructor for several years, I believe I can help them overcome their learning difficulty. As a brother, I have helped my dyslexic sister who had many other problems, and she had made great progress. Please check my profile and previous experiences for more information. I will be happy to answer any questions parents might have.

Elementary (K-6th)

Elementary (K-6th) is considered the end stage of basic knowledge and skills, and students are ready for more advanced knowledge and applied sciences. In my opinion, it is the best time to address any weakness in reading, writing, or computer skills, before getting overwhelmed and always struggling. Definitely tutoring teacher should have the patience and clear objective of what to be achieved.

Being an Instructor for 4 years, and a previous teacher substitute for couple of years at Elementary through high schools, I have tutored many students with different types of challenges and difficulties. It is definitely a rewarding task and worth trying. Thanks.


Microbiology is the study of Microbes or microorganisms and their effect on human life. Examples of Microorganisms are: Protozoa, Bacteria Viruses, Algae, Protozoa, and fungi are the most common one. Some of them may be saprophytic, and others are parasitic. Some are transmitted through skin, and some others through sexual contact, or droplet, or through the feco-oral. While Bacteria can be seen light microscope, viruses need electron microscope to visualize.

I am highly qualified to teach Microbiology, first because I extensively studied it during my Medical school, and followed up in the USA with certification exam for my MD degree. I also completed my Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infectious Diseases in 2005, with several published papers in scientific journals (as Paul or Boulos Bahna, and recently I taught Microbiology for Associate degree in Medical Assisting program at Miller-Motte Technical college in Wilmington, NC for about 3 1/2 years.


Pharmacology is the study of drugs, including chemical compounds that may alter the health/disease status of an individual.

I have studied Pharmacology during my Medical school, followed by certification exam in the USA. I also taught Pharmacology for 3 1/2 years for Medical Assisting students at Miller-Motte Technical College in Wilmington, NC.

Special Needs

Special needs including speech delay are usually early childhood development problems that concern parents, and may hinder performance at school. Beside working with speech therapies, it is important to organize regular and supervised sessions of interactions with other children, including using toys and games, as well as using audiovisual videos that are both informative and fun (Baby Einstein video series). Beside my basic medical knowledge, I have worked as a teacher substitute for special education students for couple of years, and tutored my own sister to improve her English language skills including reading and writing. After first class with your child and evaluating the needs, I will provide a road map and suggestive activities for a month, to be evaluated after. I trust my resources will help your child.


Language and speech are two independent stages, as language develops in the brain, while speech includes articulation organs as well. For example, a child may be delayed in speech (i.e., unable to produce intelligible speech sounds), but not delayed in language. In this case, the child would be attempting to produce an age appropriate amount of language, but that language would be difficult or impossible to understand. This is what is called aphasia and can be a comprehensive or an expressive one. On the other hand if a child has language delay, then his/her speech will be delayed as well.

Also, if there is a problem with vocal cords, then disphonia or aphonia may result and where the child is able to speak but has problem with voicing his thoughts for people to hear. Also, a child with tongue tie may have difficulty in pronunciation of certain letter like "R". Finally a child growing in non-English speaking home may develop some difficulty with proper accent. After all it is important to provide the child with tools to improve development in a healthy environment with a lot of stimulation with positive re-inforcement, and building his/her self esteem.

For my experience in this area, besides my medical degree and knowledge, I have worked as a teacher substitute for special education students for couple of years, and tutored my own sister who had both language and speech delay. She made great progress and is able to communicate in foreign language in spite of her permanent brain injury. As a teacher, I use a couple of approaches and encourage supervised interactions with other children.

Study Skills

Effective study skills can make a difference in the way we study and in how to make the most of the study time. In my opinion, we have three factors to consider: the environment, the student, and the subject or material to be studied. It is important to put clear objectives of what we would like to achieve, followed by practical plan of how to meet the goal. It is also important to identify areas of strength as well as areas of weaknesses in order to get best performance. Plans can be re-visited from time to time and be adjusted to get best outcome. Finally, what is considered good strategy for a student may not be the best for another. After all developing interest in the subject/class is your best teacher.

As an MD, I have developed my own study skills extensively to meet the challenges of passing certification exams and standards of care and continuing education courses. As a certified Allied Health Instructor, I have taught, mentored and counseled adult students at Community colleges for 4 years. I also worked as a substitute teacher for 4 academic years in Virginia and Alabama public and private schools for elementary through high school students, including special education students. I have completed several faculty developmental courses to help students to develop their skills and achieve better. I have received great feedback from my students on how much I impacted their learning process.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Sitka, AK 99835.