I have a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto; my professional and scientific interests lie in metabolic engineering, cell biology, and bioinformatics.
I began my tutoring career in high school as a peer tutor, where I spent my free study periods in departmental offices offering academic support on a drop-in basis. In college I also enjoyed tutoring my friends when they wanted some extra academic support.
My passion is for mathematics and the sciences: as an engineer I have a deep appreciation for how theory in textbooks translates into real world applications. In my experience, the most important component of the tutor/student relationship is the tutor's ability to inspire and to broaden the student's imagination.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Toronto - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
SAT Math: 740
SAT Writing: 710
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Physics B: 5
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 760
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 800
SAT Subject Test in Physics: 720
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
Middle School Science
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
This answer strongly depends on the subject. For SAT & ACT Math, I always emphasize the fact that most question can be solved in different ways; by attempting multiple techniques on the same problem, students can understand their strengths and weaknesses and pick their favorite method. For ACT and SAT Reading, I teach procedures for solving questions that take advantage of how the test questions are constructed.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Deep learning doesn't happen in one big jump; it happens in "baby steps." Whenever my students make another "baby step," I tell them of their progress. Students become aware of their true progress and don't become discouraged thinking that they must climb a mountain in one giant step.