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Tutor profile: Mena A.

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Mena A.
Teaching for seven years at the university level
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About Mena

About Mena
I earned my Ph.D. in Cardiac Electrophysiology and M.A. in Theology.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I am an Assistant Professor at Oceania University of Medicine where I teach a wide variety of basic medical science courses. I was a teaching assistant at the university level for more than six years teaching basic science courses. I am also an instructor and translator at Panarion Centre for Patristic Heritage where I teach history.
Education
University of Durham
Theology
Master's Degree
2015 - 2018
Simon Fraser University
Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2014 - 2018
Simon Fraser University
Physiology
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2013

Work Experience

Work Experience
Panarion Center for Patristic Heritage, Cairo, Egypt, Teaching Faculty
2019 - Present
Create and teach diploma-level courses in Church History I and II, which cover the Ante-Nicene period and the Nicene period, respectively. Administer tutorials and write midterm and final exams for students.
Panarion Center for Patristic Heritage, Cairo, Egypt (online/on-site), Theology Translator
2019 - Present
Translated “The History of the Church” by Eusebius of Caesarea into Arabic based on the English translation by G. A. Williamson and revised and edited with a new introduction by Andrew Louth (434 pages) – ISBN 978-0-140-44535-0. Arabic translation will be published by AUC press in Cario (May 2020)
Oceania University of Medicine, Assistant Professor
2018 - Present
Create and teach courses for 1st-year and 2nd-year medical students in the following courses: Immunology, Microbiology, Medical Genetics, Pathophysiology and Cardiovascular. Write weekly quizzes for medical students enrolled in the classes, mentioned above. Engage in Journal and Research Clubs on a weekly basis.
Lecturio GmbH Company, Leipzig, Germany, Senior Editor & Medical Writer
2018 - Present
Write and review USMLE questions for a wide-variety of medical concepts including Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics
Oceania University of Medicine, Academic and Research Adviser
2018 - Present
Oceana University of Medicine, Apia, Samoa (online) Hold weekly sessions with students to advise and direct them in their journey throughout medical school. Review weekly quizzes and concepts students find challenging. Review student’s research proposals and papers before submission to the journal of Medical Student International or any peer-reviewed journal.
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - Human Physiology II (Neural-Renal-Gastrointestinal-Musculoskeletal Physiology)
2014 - 2018
Entrusted to me by the department for 4 consecutive years. Educated 3rd-year biomedical physiology students in 6 tutorials and 1 office hour per week, covering advanced physiology concepts. Expanded and developed tutorial content with every course offering since students’ inquiries helped me enhance tutorial learning objectives. Used different teaching strategies to aid students in understanding advanced physiology. Graded a large quantity of midterm and final exams, efficiently and accurately. Recognized as a distinguished lecturer after...
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - Human Physiology I (Cardiac-Vascular-Respiratory)
2017 - 2017
Educated 3rd-year biomedical physiology students in 6 tutorials and 1 office hour per week, covering advanced physiology concepts. Developed tutorial content from previous course offerings, provided by Dr. D Poburko. Participated in writing and grading midterm and final exams.
Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Burnaby, Canada, Electrophysiologist
2016 - 2017
Screened company drug compounds on iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes using the current-clamp technique, analyzed action potentials, and presented results to Biology team on a weekly basis.
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - BPK 421 – Ion Channels and Transporters
2015 - 2016
Prepared and taught a 3-hour lecture: “History of Electrophysiology: from the dawn of 20th-century to the present”. Explained and gave students orientation to electrophysiology techniques at the Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group. Graded the final exam.
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - BPK 342C – Active Health
2014 - 2014
Answered students’ questions on a weekly basis using the online-course platform, CANVAS. Graded midterm and final exams.
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - BPK 304C – Inquiry and Measurement
2014 - 2014
Graded research essays and provided feedback on scientific content and writing style
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - BISC 102S – Biological Sciences II
2014 - 2014
Administered weekly tutorials and labs for 1st-year biology students. Created and developed tutorial content for lab and lectures. Participated in writing and grading midterm and final exams.
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - BISC 101S – Biological Sciences I
2013 - 2014
Administered weekly tutorials and labs for 1st-year biology students. Created and developed tutorial content for lab and lectures. Participated in writing and grading midterm and final exams.
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Teaching Assistant - BPK 142C – Introduction to Kinesiology
2013 - 2013
Answered students’ questions using virtual platforms like MOODLE or CANVAS. Helped students understand basic concepts in physiology and kinesiology by directing them to online resources. Graded midterm and final exams.
Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Research Assistant
2012 - 2013
Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group, Simon Fraser University, Canada Collected and analyzed data for a research project that tested the effects of Lacosamide (anticonvulsant) on neuronal voltage-gated sodium channels. Project was published along with a literature review on the effects of anticonvulsants on voltage-gated sodium channels.

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