Tell the Rutgers Bio Department to Hire Ali from BIALIGY as a TA!
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BIALIGY.com is a free educational service designed for all students taking General Biology at Rutgers. It was developed last year by Ali Bhatti, a recent Biological Sciences graduate, who’s currently a Rutgers GSE student and ODASIS biology instructor. The lecture videos featured on his website guide students to develop strong lecture notes, make connections between difficult topics, and are all uniquely explained using quirky analogies while also providing test-taking tips. The site has gained an incredibly strong following with thousands of pageviews everyday as many students flock to the site looking for a resource to explain all Gen Bio lecture content in more consumable, student-friendly ways. One student, Sofia Khan, Class of 2017, said, "Watching the videos, following along with notes, and actually understanding the material versus just memorizing words helped me a lot and my grades definitely reflect that." Another student, Nathalie Adam, Class of 2019, mentioned in an article written by Ria Rungta of the Daily Targum that, "Ali was phenomenal in explaining key concepts that students needed to know in order to succeed in General Biology."
We as students would benefit greatly from having Ali as an official Teaching Assistant (TA) within the biology department. He would be able to hold departmental office hours, conduct review sessions, and directly help more students develop the skills needed to perform well in this demanding course. Why not have someone such as Ali, whose love for this subject is obvious, extend his reach to students beyond just his website? TAs are meant to facilitate learning in General Biology, and Ali would be the perfect candidate for this position.
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