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Our team of prep instructors at UBC collectively has:

66
years of experience
388
prep sessions
>30,000
students helped
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Torah

Instructor
since2004
Prep
sessions92
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Randy

COMM 291, MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 152

Instructor
since2004
Prep
sessions131
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Pavel

Instructor
since2004
Prep
sessions70
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Hamid

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions30
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Tim

PHYS 101, PHYS 118, PHYS 158, PHYS 170

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions69
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Christina

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions71
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Imran

Instructor
since2010
Prep
sessions46
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Mike

CHEM 123

Instructor
since2014
Prep
sessions9
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Michelle

BIOL 112

Instructor
since2016
Prep
sessions1
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Torah

Instructor since 2004
92 prep sessions
8319 students helped
Experience
2015-Biochemistry Prep Instructor
2008-Genetics Prep Instructor
2007-Cell Biology University Instructor
2006-MCAT Biology Prep Instructor
2004-Cell Biology Prep Instructor
2004-6Human Genetics TA
2002-6Cell Biology TA
2002-4Developmental Genetics TA
Education
2009PhD (Molecular Genetics)
2001BSc (Molecular Genetics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.50
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.47
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.40
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.71
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.57
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.56
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 62.9%
satisfied 36.4%
not satisfied 0.7%
Randy Morrison

Randy

COMM 291, MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 152
Instructor since 2004
131 prep sessions
9836 students helped
Experience
2007 -Statistics Prep Instructor
2004 -Calculus Prep Instructor
2004 -Linear Algebra Prep Instructor
1983 -Mathematics and Physics Tutor
1992-2001Douglas College Math Advisor
Education
1983BMath (Pure and Applied Mathematics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.58
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.36
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.27
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.17
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.27
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.36
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 56.3%
satisfied 42.0%
not satisfied 1.7%

Pavel

Instructor since 2004
70 prep sessions
5378 students helped
Experience
2005 -Physical and Organic Chemistry Prep Instructor
2004 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
2004-10MCAT Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics Prep Instructor
2004-9Organic Chemistry TA
2000-8Science Tutor
Education
2013MD
2009PhD (BioOrganic Chemistry) 
2003BSc (Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.18
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.18
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.12
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.13
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.24
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.13
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 39.6%
satisfied 53.8%
not satisfied 3.3%
Hamid Ebrahimi

Hamid

Instructor since 2012
30 prep sessions
2169 students helped
Experience
2012 -Engineering Math Prep Instructor
2011 -Statistics TA
2008 -Linear Algebra TA
2009-12Calculus TA
2011Thermodynamics and Kinetics TA
2010-11Physics: Waves and Fields TA
2009-10Mechanics and Physics TA
2009Solid State Physics TA
Education
2016PhD (Biomedical Engineering)
2011BEng (Mechanical Engineering)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.76
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.70
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.56
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.67
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.69
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.64
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 69.0%
satisfied 30.8%
not satisfied 0.2%
Dr. Tim Bhatnagar

Tim

PHYS 101, PHYS 118, PHYS 158, PHYS 170
Instructor since 2007
69 prep sessions
3854 students helped
Experience
2007 -Physics for Engineers Prep Instructor
2007 -Physics for Science Prep Instructor
2004-11Physics TA
Education
2014PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
2006MESc (Biomedical Engineering)
2004BSc (Applied Mathematics)
2004BESc (Mechanical Engineering)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.60
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.53
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.46
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.61
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.67
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.62
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 65.0%
satisfied 34.6%
not satisfied 0.4%
Christina Weekes

Christina

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%
Imran Tourigny

Imran

Instructor since 2010
46 prep sessions
1094 students helped
Experience
2010 -Finance and Statistics Prep Instructor
2008 -Commerce Tutor
2008-10Managerial Economics TA
Education
2017MEng (Computer Science)
2016BSc
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.49
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.38
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.44
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.49
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.51
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.44
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 44.7%
satisfied 53.6%
not satisfied 1.7%
Mike Moore

Mike

CHEM 123
Instructor since 2014
9 prep sessions
385 students helped
Experience
2016 -Nanoscience University Instructor
2014 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
2013-16Analytical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience Guest Lecturer
2012-15Analytical and General Chemistry Tutor
2013-14Assistant Laboratory Coordinator for General Chemistry
2012-13Analytical and General Chemistry TA
2010Philosophy Tutor
2007-8Math and Physics Tutor
Education
2015 -PhD (Chemical Education)
2014MSc (Industrial Chemistry)
2012HBSc (Nanoscience)
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)
 
5.49
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.36
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.66
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.47
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.28
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 66.3%
satisfied 32.4%
not satisfied 1.4%
Michelle Ou

Michelle

BIOL 112
Instructor since 2016
1 prep sessions
23 students helped
Experience
2016 -Biology Prep Instructor
2011-14Human Biology Head TA
2012-13Fundamentals of Physiology TA
2012Molecular Genetics TA
2007-8Chemistry Tutor
Education
2016 -MD
2014MSc (Biology and Comparative Physiology)
2011BSc (Biology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.17
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.22
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.22
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.30
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.35
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.30
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 43.4%
satisfied 56.6%
not satisfied 0%
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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%