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Mathematics is one of the most important tools you can give your child. Unfortunately, modern teaching methods are failing. I’m a successful businessman and Engineer. I’m licensed by the Province to practice that profession. But, I started my career modestly and worked my way up to eventually take a position in senior management within a global organization. Today, I own a company, Strategic Industrial Technology Inc… and have run it for the past 10 years.
A very large part of my career was dedicated to teaching. It was something I found I enjoyed and had a natural talent for. Now, I’m semi-retired and have the good fortune to be able to embrace one of my natural passions: teaching.
One of my very first jobs was teaching a 7 year old boy to read. The child had suffered brain damage at birth and was a “special needs” student. It was a great experience and I learned a great deal. I also tutored my six nephews and nieces in math, finance, and business.
As I began my career, part of my job was to train our customers, sales staff and tradesmen how to work with our products. This was typically done in a formal, class-room setting but was also done in many smaller and often one-on-one sessions. As time progressed, so did my reputation and the range of subjects I taught. Eventually I found myself teaching managerial concepts such as business strategy to other professionals. Some of these "classes: were as large as 200 people.
Each student is unique so my approach revolves around them. When tutoring mathematics at any level, I prefer to work one-on-one with a student or in small groups. This is best done person-to-person, but can also be done remotely via a Zoom meeting.
I typically start with an assessment of the student's capabilities. This isn't a lesson and there is no charge for it. The focus is to understand what the student doesn't and learn what they need help with. From there the student and I create a plan to address what needs to be done. That helps build a relationship based on trust and gets the student involved in making a commitment to improve.
My approach to business training is different. In these cases, I'm usually dealing with people who are motivated and have specific requirements. So, the approach is more consultative and tailored to the specific subject matter. For example, understanding financial statements requires an understanding of basic accounting concepts but something like business strategy needs an understanding of the market place. So the approach will vary depending on the specific area being addressed.
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- University of Toronto (1998) - Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Professional Engineers Ontario (1990) - License to Practice Mechanical Engineering (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Waterloo University (1982) - Bachelor of Applied Science (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Ryerson University (1978) - Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (College) (✔ On File)