Tahira

what makes her an awesome tutor

I used to struggle in math for a long time. It wasn't until high school, when my teacher gave our class a project, that I really started enjoying math. We were assigned a chapter in the textbook and were told to learn it, and come up with a lesson plan and teach the unit to the class. The project was amazing!! It really made me think of multiple ways to explain concepts and come up with examples. Not only was this helpful for my peers, but it helped solidify concepts for myself. Since then, with every new math concept I learn, I teach to all my friends. I've been told I am great at explaining :)

fun facts

Life Goal: To teach mindfulness and coping skills to as many people as I can, especially those suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.

Words to Live By: You can't live a positive life with a negative mind.

Favourite Mathematical Weapon: WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN! When I first started learning math, I had a difficult time finding connections and solving the problem. After I started writing down all the given information and all the unknowns, just like magic - things started making more sense! 

get to know tahira

Education: I completed my Honours BSc in Mental Health and Biology from the University of Toronto. I am hoping to pursue my MA/PhD in Clinical Psychology! 

Fave Tech device: My iPhone - can't live without it!

Fave Book: The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Fave Band: I don't think I have just one! I love anything that makes me happy and has a good beat that I can dance too!

Fave Outfit: Jeans and comfy t-shirt...however, accessories are key ;) 

Fave TV Show: This is a tough question! I don't have just one favourite show, but a few of my favs are: Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory, Friends, Suits, Grey's Anatomy and House.

Fave Movie: LOVE the Harry Potter series. 

When you're not crunching numbers: I am hanging out with my friends, dancing, traveling the world, and watching sports. 

What's the best thing about you? I am overly organized...and love helping people get organized....who doesn't love a good colour code list?!  I strongly believe if you are organized, you can have a clear mind, and you can accomplish so much. 

nerd alert! 

I love taking apart, building and fixing computers :)