what makes him an awesome tutor
I used to think math was a field that I simply couldn't get into because I wasn't a “math person”. Good teachers in school helped me realize that this isn’t the case, and that math is ingrained into everything we do. I saw the correlation between math and my biggest hobby: music. That’s when a lot of previously scary concepts started seeming very familiar and interesting. I think learning new, seemingly daunting concepts based on stuff you already know makes it easier to grasp and - most importantly, makes it fun! Teaching and helping others find their inner strength is my passion.
Life Goal: To challenge myself and discover the true limits of my capabilities - and help other people do it too.
Words to Live By: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Favourite Mathematical Weapon: The simple analogy. When faced with a big problem, nothing helps more than visualizing it in actual space. Lego bricks, chairs or walls can suddenly become visual tools to help you see the problem in it’s entirety. Even looking at a math problem as a recipe for a cake - it sounds funny, but it helps!
get to know TEODOR
Education: Currently 2nd year Computer Science at Ryerson University
Fave Tech device: Headphones. Keeps the daily commute fun!
Fave Book: The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck or L’Étranger - Albert Camus
Fave Song: Very difficult to pick just one, as they often change and I love exposing myself to new music. Currently, it’s ABBA - Dancing Queen
Fave Outfit: Jeans, a sweater and some funny socks to keep it interesting
Fave TV Show: Black mirror, Always sunny in philadelphia
Fave Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (British humor is amazing!)
When you're not crunching numbers: Playing music with people, whether it’s guitar, drums or singing. Currently, learning the piano.
What's the best thing about you? I like discovering new things and stepping out of my comfort zone to learn more about myself and the world. I can also make pretty good crêpes. :)
I believe mathematics are a form of art, and I see difficult mathematical proofs as sorts of beautiful poems because they tap into the essence of the mind - logic.