Maha grew up in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to New York City when she was in high school. Three years later, she made a much shorter move to Boston to attend MIT. There, she found her passion in interdisciplinary research between computer science and biology. She also worked as a researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, exploring the potential of minimally invasive biopsies in characterizing patients’ tumors. Recently, she graduated from MIT with an MS in Engineering, where her research focused on the intersection of machine learning and cancer biology. She is now a PhD candidate at Harvard, where she plans to continue working at the intersection of those two fields.

Maha’s first tutoring experiences were in high school, where she tutored her peers in math and physics. At MIT, she worked as a teaching assistant for Experimental Biology and Communications, and Fundamentals of Programming. At Cambridge Coaching, Maha specializes in tutoring biology and computer science. She finds a great sense of purpose in teaching and mentoring others, and especially loves to help her students to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. 

In her free time, you will probably find Maha reading novels or exploring the city.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD Candidate in Bioinformatics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Eng in Computer Science and Molecular Biology 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS in Computer Science and Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Biology