Shara earned her PhD in Pharmacology from University of Alberta during which she won several national and international awards for her scientific presentations and research. Immediately after her PhD, her love for teaching led her to Centennial College where she taught Biology and Anatomy. Shara has an extensive experience of about 10 years of privately tutoring students in person and online. Her way of teaching, motivating and building trusted relationships with her students is reflected in her former students reaching out to her for guidance and help during their college and undergraduate years. Shara believes “It is important to remember that although all students have the ability to reach their maximum potential, the same style of teaching may not apply to all students. Adapting teaching style to unique needs of students in order to effectively enhance and support learning is crucial in ensuring the success of the students.” As a national debate champion Shara is able to communicate complex concepts in an engaging manner that helps her capture the attention of her students. Science immensely excites her and as an effort to promote science education and research to high school students, she volunteered for the Let’s Talk Science Workshop every year held at University of Alberta. In addition, her kind and caring nature often leads her to volunteer at senior homes; building crafts with independent and assisted living seniors. Shara actively practices empathy and incorporates the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the tutees to bring out the best possible outcome.
Rishanthi is completing her Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Medical Writing at theJames Lind Institute. She holds her BSc from McGill University, and her Diplome d’etudes collegiales in Health Sciences from Vanier College.
She was the recipient of both the Wager Scholarship (top 3 students with highest academic average) and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 Scholarship. She has received the Commissioner’s Prize Award for the highest academic average in science, the History Award for Excellence, the Chemistry and Physics Award for Excellence and the Vanier College Entrance Scholarship.
Rishanthi served as the Medical Director/Editor/Writer for Advertise Health, and as a Research Assistant at the McGill University School of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She currently works as the Research Coordinator/Assistant at McGill University’s Transcranial Stimulation Lab
She has worked at A1 Tutorial, and has over ten years of tutoring experience in subjects ranging from maths to sciences to History up until the University levels. She was also a classroom volunteer at The Mackay Center, where she assisted children with special needs, and helped them with homework, assignments, and reading.
Her incredible patience, combined with a deep understanding of the material and a knack for making it accessible, makes her a fabulous tutor.