Hamza

what makes him an awesome tutor

I've been teaching and explaining concepts to friends for as long as I can remember, so I've learnt how to approach explaining something in multiple ways to make sure the person understands it fully. Also, I like to use analogies whenever I can since connecting a new idea to a concept you already know can instantly let you get a foothold at understanding it! My calculus teacher in high school told us that knowledge is not a single person's, but rather should be given out to any and every person who seeks it. As a result, I don't mind taking as much time as needed to make sure the person learns what is being taught.

fun facts

Life Goal: To live life with no regrets, connecting and helping as many people I can along the way. Oh, and to fly in a fighter jet since, I mean, who wouldn’t want that!

Words to Live By: "It is not reasonable to ask that we achieve perfection. What is reasonable is to ask that we never cease to aim for it." - Atul Gawande

Favourite Mathematical Weapon: Nothing beats the basics: algebra and geometric relations. Often the best way to tackling a monstrous problem is to simplify it down to a set of smaller, simpler parts.

get to know hamza

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Ryerson University and I am currently a Master's candidate in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto

Fave Tech device: Definitely my laptop; it's just become a part of my everyday life!

Fave Book: I wish I read enough to have a favourite book I keep going back to, but a couple of them that come to mind are "Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures" by Vincent Lam, or "What if?" by Randall Munroe

Fave Band: My favourite band tends to change pretty often, but a couple of the top contenders would be Disturbed and Volbeat

Fave Song: My music taste keeps changing as well, but right now it’d be “Now & Later” by Sage the Gemini since it’s playing on repeat

Fave Outfit: My go to outfit is a black shirt, leather jacket, and denim jeans, but you can never go wrong with a nice suit!

Fave TV Show: "Scrubs" all the way! Only up until season 8 though, not after they tried to restart the show!

Fave Movie: Umm it's a tie between "Gladiator" and "A Beautiful Mind"

When you're not crunching numbers: I'm either working or just simply hanging out with friends! I'm a pretty avid movie goer and end up watching more movies than I should. Oh and even though there never seems to be time for it, I love just kicking back and playing video games!

What's the best thing about you? I like to look at things from multiple perspectives, so it helps when giving out advice to people. Also, you can always find me smiling and ready to listen to whatever’s on your mind. OH and I’ve built a reputation for always having some kind of candy or chocolate on me that I’m happy to share!

nerd alert! 

I'm a huge fan of youtube channels like Numberphile, Computerphile, VSauce and the likes, so I end up collecting loads of random facts. The most astounding one I recently came across was Graham's number; for those of you who don't know about it, search it up! It will literally blow your mind!