International Tutor outside USA

Location: toronto on Canada

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Math
Subjects: Algebra, Basic Math, Business Math, Calculus, Geometry, Middle School Math, Trigonometry

Dave R. of toronto on Canada Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Dave R.
Gender: Male   Age: 22-25
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I believe in a deep understanding of math. I ask probing questions in order to lead a student to say the answer on their own before I ever say it. Often, I'll follow by formalizing and generalizing the concept my student has just figured out on their own.

I believe that every student learns differently and am very flexible in terms of how I present material. I can teach a concept by relating to a real-life example, by using visual aids, by showing the mathematical proof, or by generalizing a numerical pattern. These are just a few examples, but I always try to present math in the way that most suits my student's learning style.

I also believe that the goal of education is not to impart knowledge, but to develop skills. If I can turn a student into an independent learner who can solve a problem on their own, I've done my job. In short, I'm trying to put myself out of work. :)

I believe that tutors can be a very beneficial supplement to regular school. However, tutors are often used ineffectively. I believe that students should always attempt their homework on their own and only come to their tutor with the problems they couldn't solve. I don't think tutoring sessions are a time for students to do their homework that they haven't tried independently.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Junior High School, High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $30.00 to $40.00
Sliding Scale: No.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 3-5 years
Students Tutored: 26-50 students
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Engineering
School: University of Toronto
Awards L.E. Jones Award for Contribution to the Arts, U of T Engineering, 2008
Spirit of Camp Award for Best Counselor, London YM/YWCA Day Camps, 2006
Michael Heyman Mathematics Award, London Central Secondary School, 2004
Teacher Certification: Yes, Certified as a Teacher