I have always considered teaching to be a learning opportunity not only for my students but also for myself. I do believe that I need to really understand a topic in order to explain simply to my students.
My passion for teaching started since middle school when I started tutoring my younger sister and my classmates and continued since then. In 2000, I joined the Faculty of Engineering in Ain-Shams university, and since day one, I always dreamed of becoming a Professor. That’s why I always observed my professors to learn how they deal with different situations in the classroom.
I remember one time when I was an undergraduate student on my senior year in college tutoring a friend of mine and he said that I would make an excellent teaching assistant just like one of the best teaching assistants we had in college, who actually happened to be my role model for how a teaching assistant should be. One of the things I learned from him, that I am always keen on, is to build a friendly yet respectful relationship with my students.
During my 5-year journey as an Instructor, I have had the chance to teach computer engineering material to students from the computer engineering major as well as other Engineering majors, and even to people from outside the Engineering field. I have always enjoyed the challenge of being able to put highly technical topics in simple words to transfer it to an audience who had never been familiar with the topic.
I highly believe in learning by example, and I believe that practice makes better. This is how I like to learn myself, and this is how I encourage my students to master their material. When I get the opportunity to evaluate my students, I prefer to evaluate their understanding of the material and how they can use it in their studies rather than just testing whether they studied what I had to tell.