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Mohamad Ammar

What is your major/minor?

Biology

What year in school are you?

Second year

Interesting fact?

  • I have been in this country for a year. 
  • I am bilingual, first language Arabic. 
  • I like to play pranks on my friends, I like to play sports like soccer, basketball, and swimming. 
  • I once ate 14 slices of pizza – didn't feel good at all. 
  • I am always that person who is down for new adventure. 
  • I love to travel to different countries, I want to jump of a cliff and skydive once in my life

What do you do outside of being a busy student?

Mostly I will be with my cousins hanging out or with my friends. We might go hiking or play spades. In the summer I am always at the lake.

How many semesters have you been facilitating?

This is my first semester.

Which courses do you facilitate for now, or have in the past?

CHEM 1211

What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how does SI (Supplemental Instruction) relate to those?

My short term goals is to ace all my classes and help my friends ace chemistry 1211. Long term goal is to become a doctor, and SI helps me gain some leadership experience and better understand chemistry which will be part of my MCAT test.

What is your favorite SI moment?

My favorite SI moment is when I help one of my friends on a problem and they end up understanding it really well.

What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?

I have gained many friends, more self-esteem and confidence in myself. 
Second of all the experience of being responsible and a leader for others.

What study tips/techniques do you have for students?

I always like to advise my classmates to study ahead of class by at least looking at the PowerPoint, and practice as many problems as you can for the tests.

What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?

What excites me about chemistry is the physical part of it that is the reactions we can do in lab.

What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?

Splitting the class into two groups with different topics, then have them explain on the board.

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