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.
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.
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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.
I can recite pi to 54 decimal places!