Jenna

what makes her an awesome tutor

I like to make an effort to build personal relationship with everyone I meet. I make sure that I find ways for you to learn and understand math. For me, getting you excited about math is everything. I understand what it is like to need alternate ways of learning. For the longest time, I never understood math. It never clicked. Math to me was a foreign language that sounded so beautiful, but I was never able to understand its meaning. When I was a student at The Math Guru, I learned cool tricks and tips that really got me seeing math in another way. Each and every day, I am becoming more fluent in the language of math, and to me, my goal is to get you fluent as well. That is what makes me an awesome tutor! 

fun facts

Words to Live By:  “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Favourite Mathematical Weapon:  Re-explaining in different ways, bringing up random formulas at random times to see if you have it embedded to your memory! I like take formulas and break it down into little pieces to really show what it is asking of you! It really works! 

get to know Jenna

Education:  Funny story! I first started off with a BA in political science. I always thought that the STEM field wasn’t for me. I never excelled in math’s or sciences when I was in high school. After my first year of university, I realized my true calling in the sciences field, so I made a BIG change! I decided to re-learn math. I went back to the beginning and learned what I needed to know! It turns out that I actually love love LOVE math! Now, I am studying a BSc in Psychology (Neuro-Psychology) with a bilingualism certificate.  #MathGuruMadeThatHappen

Fave Tech device: My MAC book! I LOVE my mac book!

Fave Book: Le Petit Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry! It was the first book I have ever read in French!

Fave Song: Honestly, I LOVE music too much! So, realistically, I can’t pick one song! But the song that I am obsessed with at the moment is Cherry Wine- Hozier.

Fave Outfit: Designer dress, thigh high boots, stylish watch and a leather jacket! #perfectoutfit

Fave TV Show: Hands down Grey’s Anatomy!!!

Fave Movie: I love independent/foreign films! My favourite film is Remembrance produced by Sven Woldt.

When you're not crunching numbers: I am volunteering! I LOVE spending my time giving back and making sure that am enlightening the lives of other youth! I also love listening to music, reading, and going for a walk.  

What’s the best thing about you?  I understand what it is like to struggle in math. I understand what it is like to not understand. For the longest time, I thought that “math people” actually existed. Now, I know that is not the case. It is about the way you organize and think about math. The best thing about me is that I understand empathy and I understand what it is like being in a tough situation. Being in that situation makes me more aware and understanding of problems in math. It also makes me aware of you as a person. 

nerd alert! 

I love anything that has to do with the brain! Neurology, Neuropsychology interest me a lot! So I read A LOT of books about the topic! I also have a model of a brain at home to teach me! #Supercool