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I am a third-year Math major at Queen's University, Kingston. I love Math and I especially love teaching it. My specialty is Vector Calculus (which at a basic level is most grade 12 high-school courses), which I have a 4.3 GPA in, as well as getting 98% on my Grade 12 Advanced Functions exam. I can tutor any differential equations/calculus/vectors courses, as well as any linear algebra courses. I am also quite a fan of music. I love almost every genre and can play 6 instruments (if you count voice).
I have plenty of teaching experience. As part of my Youth Leadership Training Program with the Diocese of Niagara in 2012, I taught a choreographed dance piece to two groups of grade 7/8 students. I also completed the Counsellor In Training Program at Centauri Summer Arts Camp in 2014. In high-school, from grades 11 to 12+, I was part of a theatre tech program that valued peer-to-peer teaching where students would teach younger, fellow students a large portion of the skills required for that class. This experience encouraged a love for teaching that I hold to this day, and it allowed me to excel, becoming the Head Technician in the 2015/16 academic year. This gave me experience creating lesson plans and providing extra, tailored help to those who need it. After applying these skills to math, I have been tutoring mathematics for the past 4 years.
First and foremost, I believe in understanding how a technique works over knowing which technique works. I believe that understanding why we take the approach we do in mathematics is fundamental to understanding the discipline itself, and makes the entire subject 200% easier. After understanding is achieved, the next most important skill to master is pattern recognition. Knowing when to use which formulas, recognizing equations that look similar to others (this is especially useful for trig identities!), and being capable of identifying where you can simplify the problem to make it more manageable; all these skills stem from honing your pattern recognition. Finally, I believe in making mathematics fun, funny, and intuitive. Laughter and intuition are essential to proper learning. Of course, each student is different and has different needs, but I do believe that improving a student's understanding, pattern recognition, or intuition, is generally the key to their success.
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- Queen's University (2018) - 3rd year BSc Math (grad. 2020) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- John F. Ross C.V.I. (2015) - High-School Diploma with Honours (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Diocese of Niagara (2012) - Youth Leadership Certificate (Other) (✘ Not On File)
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