**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 |

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 |