DearAdmission committee, It’s mypleasure to recommend Aya for your program. I’ve known Aya since grade 10; I’vebeen her physics teacher. Aya showed keen interest in both Math and physics;her aptitude and passion has always impressed me.
I should especially mentionthe feature of Aya, which stimulates her in her studies – Aya is an extremelycurious person. She has a habit of asking herself (and others) how the thingswork that’s why she is always dedicated to physics and astronomy. It doesn’tsurprise me that she is one of our top students and one of the best physicsstudents I’ve encountered in my whole years of teaching. In grade 10,Aya was my assistant at school for the qualifications she possesses.
I recallthe day before the practical exams when she stayed after school in the school’sphysics laboratory helping me setting the equipment needed for the test. Shehas conducted the required experiment more than 15 times to make sure that allthe tools are working properly. What I appreciated the most about Aya was hereagerness to help her colleagues. She is a humble person who never refuses tooffer help for anyone struggling. It was clear during the time she gave fororientations and after-school courses that she organized for students of all grades.
Aya is amember of the ASC: Ain Shams University Astronomy Club, which inspired her tostart the school’s physics club –Physitoopia. Besides, I’ve witnessed hercreativity during her preparation for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge videoon Quantum mechanics. The topics, which she discussed with me before decidingwhat topic to base her video on, have shown the well-roundness shedemonstrates. Although Aya knew nothing about video editing, she was persistentto teach herself from the scratch. Eventually she was able to get into thecompetition and here video was selected to be of the best 20% videos all overthe globe.
Aya used tocome at her breaks to the laboratory and start applying or discussing whicheverhighly-advanced topics in physics with me. Her knowledge about Quantummechanics, general relativity, and even Bohemian mechanics while she was stillin grade 10, gives an insight of her intellectual capabilities and how her mindexceeds her age; this explains why she had the opportunity more than once toparticipate in programs offered for college students. For a highschool student to take the whole introductory MIT physics courses 8.01 and 8.02and read advanced book like A brief history of time and Serway, I didn’thesitate being Aya’s instructor for the physics Olympiads this year, and Ibelieve that she will be of the top-ranked participants both nationally andinternationally.
Seeing Aya’sserious yearning for further education, persistence and striving for purposes Ithink that she will realize her huge potential and inevitably obtain excellentresults in her future scientific career. I recommend her without reservation. Sincerely,Dr. MostafaAmin RadwanPhysics TeacherSTEMIsmailia High [email protected]