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Our team of prep instructors at Victoria collectively has:

35
years of experience
126
prep sessions
>8,000
students helped
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Emma

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since2012
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sessions10
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Robby

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since2011
Prep
sessions17
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Tim

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions69
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Dane

BIOL 186

Instructor
since2016
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Steve

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since2016
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Dr. Emma Davy

Emma

Instructor since 2012
10 prep sessions
682 students helped
Experience
2016 -Physical Sciences Teaching Fellow
2015 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
2012 -MCAT Chemistry Prep Instructor
2010 -Chemistry and Math Tutor
2010-15Spectroscopy and Inorganic Chemistry Lab Instructor
2014University of Victoria Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching
2012-14Chemistry University Lecturer
2012University of Victoria Department of Chemistry Excellence as a TA
Education
2015PhD (Chemistry)
2010BSc (Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.73
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.54
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.62
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.85
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.63
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.63
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 80.2%
satisfied 19.2%
not satisfied 0.6%

Robby

Instructor since 2011
17 prep sessions
1380 students helped
Experience
2012 -Physics Prep Instructor
2011 -MCAT Prep Instructor
2008 -Biology, Chemistry, Math, Organic Chemistry and Physics Tutor
Education
2015 -General Pathology Resident, University of Calgary
2014MD
2011HBSc (Biomedical Sciences)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.65
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.57
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.60
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.72
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.65
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.61
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 69.4%
satisfied 29.5%
not satisfied 1.1%
Dr. Tim Bhatnagar

Tim

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%
Dane Campbell

Dane

BIOL 186
Instructor since 2016
prep sessions
students helped
Experience
2015-16Cell Biology and Genetics TA
2002-16Biology and Chemistry Tutor
Education
2016BSc (Biology)
Student evaluations
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Steven Thornton

Steve

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 )
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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%