During the recent Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I felt the urge to reach out to my Academic Advisory students to ensure they were happy, safe, motivated and healthy. Most of them were back at home with their families, but five of them were either still at their student hostels or rented houses near the university. We brainstormed ideas to keep everyone busy, motivated and connected while social distancing. Here are some of them:
Last semester, more than half of my Academic Advisory students achieved a GPA of 3.0 and above. That was an increase by a factor of 8 compared to the previous semester. I was on cloud nine. Wanting to inspire the other students with the success stories of their friends, I managed to persuade these students (using strategies I would rather not recall) to share their study techniques with the group.
Education is my passion. My research interest is the intersection between brain and behavior.