Nour

what makes her an awesome tutor

You know when you spend what feels like hours trying to solve a problem, and right before you’re about to give up, you finally figure out what you’ve been doing wrong. Nothing is more satisfying than that feeling. Okay, maybe I’m being a little bit dramatic… but I want everybody to experience that ‘aha’ moment. The key is understanding that if one method isn’t working for you, you should try a different one. Same goes for tutoring- nothing is more satisfying than being able to explain a concept to another person successfully. I understand that everyone learns differently, so we will do no matter what is needed so that everyone can experience that oh-so-satisfying ‘aha’ moment.

fun facts

Life Goal:  I’m just trying to live each day as it is and see where that takes me! In other words: I have no idea.

Words to Live By: “The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor’s edge of Now- to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time, it cannot survive in the now – Eckhart Tolle

Favourite Mathematical Weapon:  A grid notebook with faded lines. Bold grid lines are annoying. Is that too specific?

get to know NOUR

Education: I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. It’s actually so fun, everyone should learn to code!! 

Fave Tech device: I’m never not on my phone- but I don’t know if that makes it my favourite, or just means that I’m severely addicted. Could mean both.  

Fave Book: I’m 50 pages into the book “The Power of Now” and it’s already one of the best books I’ve ever read. If you’re into psychology, I’d recommend it.

Fave Song: My current favourite songs are “So Far Gone” by Brent Faiyaz, “Conversations in a Diner” by DVSN, and “Look What You’ve Done” by Drake (of course, who could forget him?). Basically, anything R&B/hip hop/rap.

Fave Outfit: You know that outfit Rihanna wore that one time. Yeah.

Fave TV Show: Jane the Virgin and Star are sooooo dramatic but I love them so much. Black Mirror changed my life- I watched it a year ago but I still have a sticker covering my laptop camera.

Fave Movie: Get Out!!!

When you're not crunching numbers: I honestly don’t know where my time goes.

What's the best thing about you? The smallest things fascinate me.  Also, I’m not one to judge people. The way I see it is that if you’re going to do something, I’ll support it no matter what, because nothing I say will make you not do that “thing”. Everyone must learn for themselves. 

nerd alert! 

I love reading about quantum physics and I’m really interested in the topic, but I hate getting quizzed on it!