Mr. Ahmad received his B.A. in Chemistry & Psychology from the University of Virginia. He holds an M.S. in Commerce & Financial Services from UVA’s McIntire School and an M.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Genetics from VCU’s School of Medicine. Mr. Ahmad is an undergraduate chemistry professor and a professional math and science tutor.
He has wide-ranging subject-matter expertise and employs a holistic approach to STEM education. He believes that introductory science coursework should focus not only on mastery of core, subject-specific knowledge, but also on development of general skills in critical thinking, scientific communication, and quantitative analysis. Mr. Ahmad is excited to start the next chapter of his teaching career at BASIS Independent McLean.
He is looking forward to the challenge of a new student audience, as well as the prospect of learning from expert faculty at one of the best schools in the DC-Metro area. Prior to teaching, Mr. Ahmad served as a research assistant in biochemistry, molecular biology, and radiation oncology. His work focused on DNA damage signaling and repair systems in glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of primary brain tumor.
When he is not working, Mr. Ahmad enjoys biking, sports, music, reading, spending time with loved ones, and learning new skills. He taught himself how to play piano a few years ago and is currently studying upper-level mathematics to supplement his instructional skill set. He also enjoys traveling, a hobby he hopes to resume once quarantine restrictions are lifted. His favorite destinations include Thailand, Masai Mara, Valencia, Granada, Lucerne, Castello Gandolfo, and Nice. His travel bucket-list includes Mecca & Medina, Jerusalem, Kashmir, Australia, New Zealand, India, Kuala Lumpur, and Machu Pichu.