what makes him an awesome tutor
I was a lazy student in high school. I learned the hard way just how important good study habits are, and that developing those habits at an early age is very beneficial. I love sports as much as I do teaching, and know very well that practice makes perfect. I am an avid believer of “you can do anything you set your mind to.” With a little encouragement, confidence, and guidance, I am sure any student can crack any problem they are faced with. I understand how confusing math and chemistry can be, but my passion for teaching motivates me to make it fun and feasible for others!
Life Goal: To travel the world and learn about different cultures and ways of life; become a high school chemistry/math teacher, coach the basketball team and win a State championship.
Words to Live By: “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first."
Favourite Mathematical Weapon: Perspective. Problems can be fun to solve when related to day-to-day things and everyday life.
get to know TJ
Education: Recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Ryerson University. Plan on attending teachers college in September 2019.
Fave Tech device: My headphones. Music keeps me going, I’m usually the guy on the subway jamming out by himself.
Fave Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Fave Song: There is too much good music out there to just pick one. Love me some Hip-hop and R&B. At the moment, Sundays by Aminé.
Fave Outfit: Sneakers, sweats, and a hoodie.
Fave TV Show: The Office, Friends, and Community.
Fave Movie: Coach Carter.
When you're not crunching numbers: Going to concerts, playing basketball, watching sports, or kicking it with some friends.
What's the best thing about you? I like to engage with students and find out how they learn best. I am very easy-going, and I love to laugh.
I genuinely enjoy drawing chemical structures. I even follow Sigma-Aldrich on Instagram.