I will never forget the feeling I had when walking into my own classroom for the first time, and I will never forget my very first group of thermodynamics students –because ultimately, they are the reason I chose teaching as my career path. Over the years, I have met many students that went into engineering for different reasons; some because they hoped for a stable career path, some for the prestigious status of it, some because they were uncertain of their future, and so on. I pursued engineering because I am strong in applied maths and problem solving, and because I felt that an engineering degree would give me many future career opportunities. Most engineers hope to work in an engineering company or business firm afterward –but not me. In 2011, a year after I started my undergrad in Civil Engineering, I started tutoring engineering at the university. From the first time that I taught my thermodynamics students, I knew for certain that teaching is my passion and what I love more than anything. Whether you are aiming for the highest grade in the class or just looking to pass, I will do everything I can to help you get there.
“Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper”
I believe in this quote wholeheartedly because it summarizes the fundamentals of what I believe education actually is. Education is not just about acquiring knowledge, but rather, the pathway and process of getting there is equally important. Many people waste time trying to copy others’ career paths, not realizing that the pathway to your own success is entirely unique. I think the message I convey most to my students through teaching is that if you want to be successful in your career, you absolutely need to do what you love, and not what someone else is doing or wants you to do; because if you love what you do, you will be successful at everything that you do.
- Teaching experience: 10 years
- Received ENCS Teacher of the Year Award by Concordia University in 2016.
- Teaching Assistant and Marker at Concordia University in the Faculties of Engineering & Mathematics. Taught 30 different TA sections between 2011-2017. Held lecturer position at Concordia University for MATH 206 in Winter 2015.
- Completed Masters in Civil Engineering from Concordia University with a specialization in Geotechnical & Transportation engineering (2015-2017). GPA: 4.08/4.30.
- Completed Bachelors in Civil Engineering with Great Distinction from Concordia University with a specialization in Infrastructure (2010-2014). GPA: 4.07/4.30.
- Masters courses taken in the Teachings of Mathematics at Concordia University. GPA: 4.30/4.30.
- ENCS Tutor for the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities at Concordia University.
Courses taken at Concordia University
Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, Applied Advanced Calculus, Statics, Principles of Electrical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Materials Science, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Management and Economics, Fluid Mechanics, Structural Analysis I and II, Steel and Concrete Design, Civil Engineering Drawing, Geology, Civil Engineering Systems, Probability and Statistics, Surveying, Numerical Methods, Transportation, Hydraulics, Soil Mechanics, Construction engineering, Engineering Materials, Foundation Design, Environmental Impact Assessment, Transportation Planning and Design, Matrix Analysis of Structures, Planning and Design of Bridges, Heuristics and Problem Solving, Topics in Mathematics Operations Research, Applications of Advanced Mathematical Modelling, Pavement Design, Pavement Management Systems, Soil Testing and Properties, Trenchless Technology and Rehabilitation, Advanced Hydraulic Engineering, Earth Structures and Slope Stability, Labor and Industrial Relations.
Developed a Pavement Management System for the Plateau-Mont-Royal Region of Montreal; Evaluating Overall Comfort Index for Montreal’s Railway Transit System; Design of Solar Roadways; Sliplining Techniques in Pipes; Evaluating Velocity, Turbulence, and Hydraulic Roughness Parameters in Bare Bed versus Corrugated Culverts and their Impact on Aquatic Organism Passage; Three Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis and Case Studies; Design and Analysis of a four storey steel building (CIVI 390); Design of a Bridge (CIVI 490).
Community growth starts with education and global outreach. Let’s work together and empower our community
Crashing for a Cause
Spearheaded the event, Crashing for a Cause, in April 2016. Organized and hosted a 12hour final exam crash for the ENGR 251 students, charging each student $30 total. Over 130 students were in attendance, and we raised $4000, where 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Syrian Kids Foundation. This KKEF Tutoring initiative was sponsored by several associations at Concordia, namely the Engineering and Computer Science Association (ECA), Syrian Students Association (SSA), and Amnesty International Concordia (AIC).
Free Crash Tutorials
Spearheaded the initiative to start 10-20 free engineering crash tutorials at Concordia University as VP Academic of the ECA in 2013-2014. This initiative has recurred every year since 2013 and as helped hundreds of students that need additional help or did not have the finances to afford tutoring.