Dillon

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!

fun facts

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’.

nerd alert! 

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!