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Ousman S.

Fort Mill, SC

$40/hour

USC Grad tutors Biology, Science, French, ESOL, Test Prep, PTCB, TEAS

Background check passed as of 3/15/16
4.9 average from 7 ratings
Patient and Effective Instructor
— Jared, Charlotte, NC on 11/23/16

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University of South Carolina
Biochemistry and Experimental Psychology
University of South Carolina
Graduate Coursework
University of South Florida
Other

Education

University of South Carolina (Biochemistry and Experimental Psychology)

University of South Carolina (Graduate Coursework)

University of South Florida (Other)

About Ousman

I love teaching and training students to reach their full potential and be successful in school and in life. More importantly, I believe everyone has the potential to be the best they can be as long as they are made to believe in themselves, in their potential and innate abilities. I have had a lot of informal teaching experience as a Scoutmaster (woodbadger), volunteer in many student and professional organizations; and more formally as a undergraduate work-study student and graduate research assistant while at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. I have tutored many students and proctored countless tests and exams in the student writing center, adaptive technology lab, computer and science labs on campus. In my professional life, I have worked as a corporate pharmacy trainer for over 10 years. I have also taught pharmacy technology and pharmacy technician training programs in classroom settings, simulated case environment (CBT), store settings, one-on-one sessions...etc. What I have learned and enjoyed throughout is to 'start the car and let the student drive', turn the computer and surrender the mouse to them, and then watch their eyes get bigger and brighter as they find clarity and purpose in their own directed learning. I truly subscribe to the Boy Scouts method of "learning by doing" applied to facilitating learning.

I have a very broad and solid science and humanities education, coupled with a visceral need for reading and research. I am constantly updating my knowledge through interaction with people much smarter than I am and staying abreast with current research and advances in Science, Technology and Math (STEM). I was in a very rigorous International Baccalaureate program at a prestigious boarding High School, got accepted in a BS/MS program in college and was awarded numerous scholarships and a prestigious Howard Hughes Undergraduate Fellowship. This allowed me to conduct cutting-edge research in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics and to present my research at various national and international conferences. I have worked in the Bio-pharmaceutical industry for the most part and am able to relate basic sciences and bench research with real life and medical applications.

Je parle le Francais de France, du Canada et du Monde! French is my first language and I speak it and write it and breathe it daily-period! I can leverage a lot of creative ways to show you the beauty of French. J'aime beaucoup le Francais...Besides English, I also speak, read, and write Spanish and have various levels of fluency with other languages. Once Again, I love helping students achieve their true potential within my abilities. It would be my honor to help you succeed and be a better student, so please feel free to contact me if i can be of assistance. You will be glad you did!!!
I love teaching and training students to reach their full potential and be successful in school and in life. More importantly, I believe everyone has the potential to be the best they can be as long as they are made to believe in themselves, in their potential and innate abilities. I have had a lot of informal teaching experience as a Scoutmaster Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fort Mill, SC 29708
Background Check: Passed

"Patient and Effective Instructor"

- Jared, Charlotte, NC on 11/23/16

"Excellent tutor."

- Sandra, Charlotte, NC on 11/3/16

"very knowledgable."

- Cindy, Charlotte, NC on 5/26/16

"Knowledgeable Biology tutor"

- Crystal, Waxhaw, NC on 12/6/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Ecology, Genetics,
Geology, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, GMAT,
GRE,
IELTS,
MCAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TEAS,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
IELTS,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, GMAT,
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Biology

Biology in general can be confusing because just like any science, it requires a working vocabulary, a systematic and logical learning approach to organize material, as well as a few guiding principles that need to be learned. Once the student develops a solid level of comfort and confidence in those areas, grades generally tend to improve. My qualifications to tutor biology include degrees in Biochemistry with a molecular biology focus and Biotechnology, along with over three years of college level tutoring as a lab assistant, test proctor and graduate research assistant in the Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Additionally in the past years I have tutored many more students in biology and genetics including college and graduate students. Thank you.

ESL/ESOL

I started college as an international student and had faced the same challenges as most international students face today. I went through a very rigorous ESL program at the University of South Carolina for about 6 months though my English was already very good. However in addition, I developed invaluable reading, writing, and oral communication skills that proved decisive as an undergraduate and graduate students. I was able to earn scholarships and grants partly due to my strong academics but also to my language preparation. I have taken all standardized test successfully including DLIT, TOEFL, TSE, TWE, ACT, SAT, PCAT, MCAT, GRE and wrote a couple theses.

French

Bonjour Y'all! Je parle le Fran├žais de France, du Quebec et du Monde! French is my first language And I speak and breathe it daily. I leverage a lot of creative, engaging and dynamic ways to teach French because I believe learning any language involves more than speaking it, but we must also live it through music, culture, food, or any other medium or topic you may be interested in. In the end, proficiency in any language has to do with how regularly do you put those skills to practice as well as your overall ease with using it in our daily activities. Once you develop a solid level of comfort and confidence in both areas, fluency naturally flows from there. I can introduce you to French at all levels be it conversational, social, academic, business or even medical or technical. We can work on all and more in ways that will be fun, interactive, and contemporary. Merci!
Ousmane

Genetics

I was a Biochemistry/Pre-med major as an undergraduate in college and also in graduate school. I successfully completed over 14-16 credits in genetics, molecular genetics as well as advanced research in biotechnology, phylogenetics and bioinformatics that often built upon a strong genetics basis. More importantly I am able to correlate how Mendelian and Mammalian genetics relate to human diseases and current medical challenges. Lastly, as my thesis looked at the genetic make-up of viruses of medical importance to better understand their epidemiology and natural history. This research was funded by the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship program -/-

GMAT

Only the GRE was required for acceptance into my Professional Master's program years ago. However I took both the GRE and the GMAT and scored very highly on the general and subject tests. In addition, I personally tutored and coached over 15 people after that in either tests including my own wife and sister who both graduated with MBA degrees respectively in Finance and Management from reputed B-Schools, All the other students except for 2 were accepted in a business program and either graduated or are currently enrolled. Of the other two, one decided against pursuing a graduate degree and the other went to take the MCAT (I tutored also) and went on to medical school. Oftentimes, on standardized tests, it's not the test taker's subject knowledge, but rather test taking strategies and time management strategies that keep them from the desired score or outcome. We can work on that!

GRE

GMAT/GRE Subject Qualifications: Only the GRE was required for acceptance into my Professional Master's program years ago. However I took both the GRE and the GMAT and scored very highly on the general and subject tests. In addition, I personally tutored and coached over 15 people after that in either tests including my own wife and sister who both graduated with MBA degrees respectively in Finance and Management from reputed B-Schools. All the other students (except for two) were accepted in a business program and either graduated or are currently enrolled. Of the other two, one decided against pursuing a graduate degree and the other went to take the MCAT (I also tutored) and went on to medical school. Oftentimes, on standardized tests, it's not the test taker's subject knowledge, but rather test taking strategies and time management strategies that keep them from the desired score or outcome. We can work on that!

IELTS

I started college as an international student and had faced the same challenges as most international students face today. I went through a very rigorous ESL program at the University of South Carolina for about 6 months though my English was already very good. However in addition, I developed invaluable reading, writing, and oral communication skills that proved decisive as an undergraduate and graduate students. I was able to earn scholarships and grants partly due to my strong academics but also to my language preparation. I have taken all standardized test successfully including DLIT, TOEFL, TSE, TWE, ACT, SAT, PCAT, MCAT, GRE and wrote a couple theses.

Pharmacology

I have an undergraduate degree in biochemistry with is the basis of pharmacology. I have also held three national certifications as a Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and Pharmacy Technician Trainer. Furthermore I have close to 15 years experience working in clinical pharmacy and over 300 hours of continuing education credits in pharmacology and related disciplines.

Proofreading

I am not a professional writer or proofreader but I write and proofread technical documents almost on a daily or weekly basis. I have also helped many students critique and review college level essays, including undergraduate and graduate theses and journal articles before submission to peer-review publications. When it comes to essay wrIting, it's about meat and potatoes as the saying goes: content and making a compelling argument is only as good as adhering to the prescribed format, the level of writing and a strong, disciplined and logical structured statement.

Public Speaking

I would very much like to help you hone your presentation and business communication skills. When it comes to presentation, it's about meat and potatoes as the saying goes: content is as important as structure; and delivering a compelling argument is only as good as the ease of flow and how effective the subject matter is presented. The level at which you're speaking is the icing on the cake along with cosmetic elements (combined with your proficiency with MS PowerPoint for instance). I have taught at the college level and have professionally trained hundreds of people as a certified corporate trainer. I have designed and effectively delivered many speeches in various languages, and in front of very diverse audiences. I am also a Scoutmaster (Wood-Badger), trained in delivering engaging and dynamic formal and informal presentations on a variety of topics to all age groups. Please feel free to contact me anytime for a free online consultation so you can be on your way to delivering powerful speeches and comfortable with public speaking. Thank you

Reading

I am not a professional or certified teacher but I love reading and I read on average 2-3 books a month in addition to numerous article in my professional field. In addition I speak different lean gushes which force the mind to pay more attention to written texts. Lastly I have done very well on the reading section of all standardized tests I have had to take, DLIT, TOEFL/ESL, TWE, ACT, PCAT, GRE; along with on the qualifying test for this tutoring role.

Study Skills

One of the quotes I like to refer often is "Repetition is the grandmaster of learning", a well established pedagogy mantra emphasizing the need for revisiting study materials and finding different approaches to optimize learning. Another one is "Persistence beats Resistance", outlining the need for perseverance in the pursuit of one's educational goals. So good organization (good class notes, use of planners and reminders), repetition (revisiting the same material in different ways), and persistence (a string will to succeed and master learning) are the cornerstones of academic success at any level, from kindergarten to graduate school and lifelong learning.

English & Social Sciences may be daunting due to the rigor of analysis, and level of composition skills often required. Math and Science for instance can be confusing because just like any discipline, they require a working vocabulary, a systematic and logical learning approach to organize new and old material, as well as a few guiding principles that may need to be memorized eventually. Once the student develops a solid level of comfort and confidence in those areas, grades generally tend to improve. We can work on that! I have tutored many students on various subjects and test prep, and have also taught undergraduate classes and labs. I can help you get more organized, take better notes, and maximize your learning. Feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation. Thank you.

TEAS

I am available to tutor for the nursing tests TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and HESI A2 (Health Education Systems Inc, A2: assessment), often required for Nursing school admission/entrance. I am already subject qualified to tutor nursing through WyzAnt.

My qualifications to tutor biology include degrees in Biochemistry with a molecular biology focus and Biotechnology, along with over three years of college level tutoring as a lab assistant, test proctor and graduate research assistant in the Biological Sciences in college. Additionally in the past years I have tutored many more students in health psychology, chemistry, biology and genetics including college and graduate students. Finally, for the past decade I have trained a sizable number of pharmacy technicians, dental and medical assistants, and other medical professionals in both clinical and operational aspects of healthcare and career development. I have also extensively tutored high school and college students in various academic subjects and test prep (including TEAS V).

Additionally, I am currently tutoring nursing students on a weekly basis and also helping them prepare for specific portions of the NCLEX. I strongly believe this experience, combined with my significant healthcare experience, makes me uniquely qualified to help pre-nursing and other allied health students pass the TEAS and HESI A2 with flying colors!

Thank you.
Ousmane

TOEFL

I started college as an international student and had faced the same challenges as most international students face today. I went through a very rigorous ESL program at the University of South Carolina for about 6 months though my English was already very good. However in addition, I developed invaluable reading, writing, and oral communication skills that proved decisive as an undergraduate and graduate students. I was able to earn scholarships and grants partly due to my strong academics but also to my language preparation. I have taken all standardized test successfully including DLIT, TOEFL, TSE, TWE, ACT, SAT, PCAT, MCAT, GRE and wrote a couple theses.

Writing

I am not a professional writer or proofreader but I write and proofread technical documents almost on a daily or weekly basis. I have also helped many students critique and review college level essays, including undergraduate and graduate theses and journal articles before submission to peer-review publications. And I worked as a graduate research assistant while at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. When it comes to essay writing, it's about meat and potatoes as the saying goes: content and making a compelling argument is only as good as adhering to the prescribed format, the level of writing and a strong, disciplined and logically structured statement.

Zoology

Zoology or animal biology is the field of Biology that studies the classification, evolution and distribution of all animals, and how their interact with their milieu. Hence, zoology, much like microbiology, or anatomy and physiology can be daunting at first but requires critical thinking and logical analysis, coupled with a very good sense of organization and structure. This will not only help you classify members of the animal kingdom as you encounter them but also acquire a massive vocabulary to be approached much like medical terminology (root- prefixes, suffixes). It would also be to your advantage of you're a pre-health student to classify pathogens in relationships to the disease they cause (Dz, pathogenesis, immunity, epidemiology, diagnosis, control/treatment).

My qualifications to tutor Zoology include degrees in Biochemistry with a molecular biology focus and Biotechnology, along with over three years of college level tutoring as a lab assistant, test proctor and graduate research assistant in the Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. I have taken an abundance of undergraduate and graduate level biology classes including: plant biology, genetics, anatomy/physiology, bacteriology, microbiology, parasitology, pathobiology, viral pathogenesis, and of course zoology. My undergraduate course was called Animal behavior which is essentially zoology. Additionally in the past years I have tutored many college and graduate students in various biology and genetics courses.

University of South Carolina
Biochemistry and Experimental Psychology
University of South Carolina
Graduate Coursework
University of South Florida
Other

Education

University of South Carolina (Biochemistry and Experimental Psychology)

University of South Carolina (Graduate Coursework)

University of South Florida (Other)

Patient and Effective Instructor

With a cognate-based approach, Ousman presents French in a manner that is more natural for a native English speaker. Salutations were taught along with idiomatic phrases that are used in the francophile world.

— Jared, Charlotte, NC on 11/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ousman will travel within 25 miles of Fort Mill, SC 29708.