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A Passion for Teaching Helps Students Stay Engaged During Pandemic

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Omar Badessi, PhD student and instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature

Omar Badessi, a PhD student and instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, was drawn to Stony Brook University and its wealth of opportunities.

As an instructor at the University, Omar has been tremendously successful in effectively communicating with his students despite some limitations posed by the COVID pandemic.

In order to get his students involved in and excited about learning a new language, Omar bolsters his lesson plans with engaging activities such as karaoke nights, cultural exploration projects, and the performance of skits.

Omar’s dedication to offering the highest quality of education shows through in his students’ reflections on his classes. As one former student shared, “His true passion for teaching is remarkable and inspiring to see, and it was an honor to be a part of his class this past semester.”

Read an interview with Omar to learn more about his experience at SBU, his teaching techniques, and rapport with his students.

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