Elias

what makes him an awesome tutor

At the end of the day each student learns differently and brings with them a different knowledge base in math. I always make sure to teach according to one’s individual needs and their individual learning style. I think the best way to feel confident in math is to ensure one has strong foundations and is able to understand a topic in math, conceptually and analytically. I want to share the joy of math so that every student I work with is able to walk out of my sessions feeling confident and optimistic!

fun facts

Life Goal: To use math and/or computer science in ways that will impact others positively! 

Words to Live By: Keep smiling :)

Favourite Mathematical Weapon: Desmos. I cannot praise Desmos enough! It’s my most used app on my phone. (Actually!)

get to know eLIAS

Education: Currently in my second year at U of T pursuing a Computer Science Specialist and Math Major

Fave Tech device: Probably my laptop… it has Desmos:)

Fave Book: Brother Ray, Ray Charles’ Autobiography

Fave Song: Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock, Where’s The Orchestra by Billy Joel, Planet Gibbous by The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra and so many more!

Fave Outfit: Jeans, T-shirt and either a sweater or flannel.

Fave TV Show: It’s a tie between Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, Please Like Me, The Office, Bull and Jane the Virgin.

Fave Movie: La La Land

When you're not crunching numbers: Spending time with friends and family, watching Netflix, finding cool places to eat in Toronto or doing something related to music. 

What's the best thing about you? I’m an optimist who’ll always have a smile on their face or a joke to tell.

nerd alert! 

I try to look for mathematical patterns everywhere in my life. I’ve caught myself several times, stopped in traffic rearranging the numbers on the license plates of cars ahead of me to see if I could create mathematical patterns out of them (… usually I do and when I do it’s so fun!!).