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290
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>26,000
students helped
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Chad

CHEM 1012/ 1022

Instructor
since2006
Prep
sessions98
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Dave

STATS 1060

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions87
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Mikhail

ECON 1102

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions49
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Christina

COMM 1102

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions71
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Dominique

PHYC 1290

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions19
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Steve

MATH 1115

Instructor
since2016
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Chad

Chad

CHEM 1012/ 1022
Instructor since 2006
98 prep sessions
14258 students helped
Experience
2006 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
2005 -MCAT Chemistry Prep Instructor
2005 -MCAT Organic Chemistry Prep Instructor
2003-7Chemistry Tutor
2004-6Organic Chemistry TA
Education
2008MSc (Medicinal Organic Chemistry)
2006BSc (Honours Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.75
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.76
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.73
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.79
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.72
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.78
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 86.4%
satisfied 13.5%
not satisfied 0.1%
David Kim

Dave

STATS 1060
Instructor since 2007
87 prep sessions
5390 students helped
Experience
2008 -MGL Institute of Higher Learning Lecturer
2007 -Statistics Prep Instructor
2007 -Calculus Prep Instructor
2000 -Mathematics and Statistics Tutor
2008-9Calculus for Business TA
2007-8Pre-Calculus, MathLab and StatLab TA
Education
2009MA (Mathematics and Statistics)
2009GDip (Financial Engineering)
2007BASc (Systems Design Engineering)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.67
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.57
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.64
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.73
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.65
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.65
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 68.1%
satisfied 31.0%
not satisfied 0.9%
Mikhail Gurvits

Mikhail

ECON 1102
Instructor since 2012
49 prep sessions
4940 students helped
Experience
2012 -Economics Prep Instructor
2008 -Macroeconomics and Microeconomics University Instructor
2008 -Engineering and Environmental Economics University Instructor
2008-11Financial Theory, Game Theory, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Tax Policy TA
Education
2008MA (Economics)
1996BA (Psychology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.48
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
4.95
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.06
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.55
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.43
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.31
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 54.9%
satisfied 43.0%
not satisfied 2.1%
Christina Weekes

Christina

COMM 1102
Instructor since 2007
71 prep sessions
3198 students helped
Experience
2007 -Accounting Prep Instructor
2005 -Accounting Tutor
2006-11Accounting TA
Education
2008BComm (Accounting)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.53
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.44
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.56
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.62
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.47
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.56
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 69.6%
satisfied 28.9%
not satisfied 1.5%
Dominique Paradis

Dominique

PHYC 1290
Instructor since 2012
19 prep sessions
1403 students helped
Experience
2011 -prep instructor, Physics
2005 -college instructor, Physics
2003-4TA, Physics
Education
2004M.Sc. [Physics]
2002B.Sc. [Physics]
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.36
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.17
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
4.91
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.19
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.11
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.21
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 46.73%
satisfied 49.53%
not satisfied 3.73%
Steven Thornton

Steve

MATH 1115
Instructor since 2016
prep sessions
students helped
Experience
2016 -Math Prep Instructor
2016Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
2016Partial Differential Equations TA
2016Python for Data Science Instructor
2016Numerical Analysis TA
2013-15Calculus I TA
2015Linear Algebra TA
2015Numerical Analysis TA
Education
2014 -PhD (Applied Math)
2013MSc (Applied Math)
2012BSc (Applied Math)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
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Saghar

Biol 241, Biol 311, Chem 351
Instructor since 2010
10 prep sessions
427 students helped
Experience
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Mechanics 
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Statics
2012–presentTutor, Statics, Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials
2012–13TA, Engineering Mechanics II
2012–13TA, Mechanics of Solids 
2011-13TA Mechanics of Materials 
2011TA, Engineering Economics
2010TA, Engineering Design & Communication 
Education
2012–presentPh.D. [Mechanical Engineering]
2012M.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
2009B.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
3.79
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.71
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.58
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
1.75
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.83
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.75
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 31%
satisfied 68%
not satisfied 1%