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 explain the same concepts in multiple ways in order to make sure the person understands the concept fully. Also, I like to use analogies whenever I can since if you can compare a concept you already know to a new one, you can instantly 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. Because of that, I don't mind taking as much time as needed to make sure the person learns what is being taught.
Life Goal: To become one of the best surgeons internationally.
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, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science.
Favourite Mathematical Weapon: Nothing beats the basics: algebra and geometric relations. It's sometimes essential to taking a monstrous problem, and simplifying it down to being just a simple equation.
get to know hamza
Education: I have a B.Eng (Honours) 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: "Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures" by Vincent Lam
Fave Band: My favourite band tends to change pretty often, but right now it would be Arctic Monkeys and Disturbed.
Fave Song: A classic one for me is "Desert Rose" by Sting
Fave Outfit: Denim jeans, black shirt and a leather jacket.
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/researching at the hospital 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 who want it. Also, I hardly ever let things get to me, so I'm almost always going to be smiling!
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!