Joel

what makes him an awesome tutor

I absolutely love math. I find it endlessly fascinating. I’m constantly reading books on the fourth dimension, P vs NP, or the history of algebra, and watching YouTube videos to visualize calculus in novel ways or discover new ways of calculating pi. People have said my passion for math is contagious. I see math as a language game, and I’m able to help my students get past the formulas and arithmetic to understand how much depth there is in deceptively simple ideas.

fun facts

Life Goal:  To spend my life doing something I love. To be endlessly challenged and excited by my work. To live in such a way as I have regrets for what I did, not what I didn’t do.

Words to Live By: “Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

Favourite Mathematical Weapon:  YouTube. Seriously. There are a lot of amazing content creators sharing some brilliant insight. 

get to know Joel

Education: Did my undergrad in Philosophy at Concordia in Montreal, had the time of my life. Did teacher’s college in Toronto, focused on teaching as a means of social justice!

Fave Tech device: My tablet I can do graphing and solve problems on.

Fave Book: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami or Philosophy and Social Hope – Richard Rorty

Fave Song: How about favourite album? Taking Tiger Mountain – Brian Eno or If You’re Feeling Sinister – Belle & Sebastian

Fave Outfit: Violet Chachki’s S8 Finale Look

Fave TV Show: Insecure, Black Mirror, Only Connect

Fave Movie: 8 Femmes, Moon, The Spectacular Now

When you're not crunching numbers: Playing chess or cooking!

What's the best thing about you? My passion and conviction. My idealism. My taste.

nerd alert! 

I can recite pi to 54 decimal places!