what makes him an awesome tutor
I was actually once a student at The Math Guru! I can relate to challenges when it comes to learning new mathematical concepts and figuring out how to apply them to solve larger problems. I understand the small details and realize that sometimes taking a different approach at teaching a new concept can make the difference between someone totally not getting it, and someone grasping math completely. There are so many learning styles; I'm all about figuring out the best way to find each student's mathematical voice!
Life Goal: To pursue my passion and always keep a positive attitude.
Words to Live By: I’ve taken over 9000 shots in my career, lost almost 300 games, 26 times, I’ve been trusted with the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again, and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
Favourite Mathematical Weapon: The calculator. What would I do without it?!
get to know dILLON
Education: I just finished my second year at Queen’s University studying Mechanical Engineering
Fave Tech device: My phone
Fave Book: The Open – an autobiography by Andre Agassi
Fave Band: Blue Rodeo
Fave Song: Hasn’t hit me yet – Blue Rodeo
Fave Outfit: Khakis, a white shirt with a flannel
Fave TV Show: Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights
Fave Movie: Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Good Will Hunting, The Departed
When you're not crunching numbers: Anything to do with sports. Whenever I have free time I try to catch up on the latest news, watch the games, or play if I have the chance. My favourites are hockey and football.
What's the best thing about you? I love to teach and help others. For me, it feels great to work with an individual, seeing them achieve a goal or learn a new skill, and build their confidence as they realize what they can accomplish. Another one of my favourite quotes is, ‘To teach is to learn twice’.
As a kid, I was obsessed with numbers. I had memorized the age of all my cousins, aunts, and uncles. Also, whenever I saw a sequence of numbers I would add, subtract, divide or multiply them in some weird way, just for fun!