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79
years of experience
509
prep sessions
>74,000
students helped
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Tina

AMATH 1201, CALC 1301, MATH 1225, MATH 1228, PSYCH 2810, STATS 1024...

Instructor
since2011
Prep
sessions167
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Haleh

AMATH 1413

Instructor
since2003
Prep
sessions79
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Luke

ENGSCI 1022, PHYS 1029, PHYS 1302/1402

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions145
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Meaghan

Instructor
since2006
Prep
sessions51
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Meghan

CHEM 1302

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions107
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Kaiz

BUS 2257

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions11
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Mikhail

ECON 1022

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions49
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Matthew

PHYSIOL 1021/2130

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions4
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Christina

BIOL 2581

Instructor
since2013
Prep
sessions10
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Scott

BUS 1220

Instructor
since2016
Prep
sessions2
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Anastasia

CHEM 2223

Instructor
since2015
Prep
sessions4
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Anirban

BIOL 1002, BIOL 2382

Instructor
since2016
Prep
sessions5
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Steve

CALC 1000

Instructor
since2016
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Tina

AMATH 1201, CALC 1301, MATH 1225, MATH 1228, PSYCH 2810, STATS 1024, STATS 2035, STATS 2244
Instructor since 2011
167 prep sessions
18212 students helped
Experience
2011 -Math Prep Instructor
2011 -Statistics Prep Instructor
1998 -Math and Statistics Tutor
1998-2006High School Math Teacher
1995, 1996Faculty Award for Academic Excellence for the highest average at UWO
Education
2001Honour Specialist (Math)
2000HBA (Math)
1998Special Education (Part 1)
1998BEd (Math and Science)
1997BMath
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.84
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.73
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.67
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.71
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.73
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.87
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 89.1%
satisfied 10.6%
not satisfied 0.3%
Dr. Haleh Bazargan

Haleh

AMATH 1413
Instructor since 2003
79 prep sessions
11841 students helped
Experience
2005 -Applied Math Prep Instructor
2003-14Calculus Prep Instructor
2002-3Calculus  TA
Education
2009DDS
2005BEng (Mechanical Engineering)
2005HBSc (Applied Mathematics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.55
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.24
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.34
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.49
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.45
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.49
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 61.9%
satisfied 36.1%
not satisfied 2.0%

Luke

ENGSCI 1022, PHYS 1029, PHYS 1302/1402
Instructor since 2007
145 prep sessions
17718 students helped
Experience
2007-Dynamics, Physics, and Statics Prep Instructor
2007-Electricity and Magnetism Prep Instructor
2007-MCAT Physics Prep Instructor
2007Oscillations and Waves Lecturer
2004-6Physics Lab Demonstrator
2005Communications for Physicists Lecturer
2002-4Physics Tutor
2002-3Online Physics Course Co-developer
2002-3Electronics Lab Demonstrator
Education
2005MSc (Physics)
2004MSc (Physics)
2002BSc (Physics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.63
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.59
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.40
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.71
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.40
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.54
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 72.6%
satisfied 26.6%
not satisfied 0.8%
Dr. Meaghan Hunter

Meaghan

Instructor since 2006
51 prep sessions
4964 students helped
Experience
2008 -MCAT Biology and CARS Prep Instructor
2006 -Biology, Cell Biology and Genetics Prep Instructor
2002-11Health Psychology TA
2000-10Cell Biology TA
2001-2Biology of Organisms Lab Coordinator
1999-2002Biology Tutorial Leader
Education
2010PhD (Molecular Immunology)
2002BSc (Biology)
1999BSc (Psychology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.52
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.33
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.18
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.19
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.62
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.31
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 62.3%
satisfied 36.5%
not satisfied 1.2%

Meghan

CHEM 1302
Instructor since 2007
107 prep sessions
11432 students helped
Experience
2007 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
1998 -Science Tutor
2004-13Biochemistry and Chemistry TA
2009, 2011TA Award for Excellence, McMaster University
Education
2013PhD (Chemical Biology)
2007MSc (Forensic Science)
2003HBSc (Forensic Science and Psychology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.66
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.62
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.51
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.81
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.58
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.62
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 69.3%
satisfied 29.2%
not satisfied 1.5%
Kaiz Alarakiya

Kaiz

BUS 2257
Instructor since 2012
11 prep sessions
900 students helped
Experience
2012 -BUS2257 Prep Instructor
2012 -BUS2257 Tutor
Education
2015HBA, Ivey Business School
2015BESc (Chemical Engineering)
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)
 
5.37
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.21
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.46
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.51
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.38
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 57.5%
satisfied 40.2%
not satisfied 2.3%
Mikhail Gurvits

Mikhail

ECON 1022
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%
Dr. Matthew Purser

Matthew

PHYSIOL 1021/2130
Instructor since 2012
4 prep sessions
198 students helped
Experience
2015 -McMaster Medical School Interview and Selections Committee Member
2015 -McMaster Pediatrics Selection Committee Member
2015 -Biology and Physiology Prep Instructor
2012 -MCAT Biology Prep Instructor
2012 -Pre-Med Seminar Speaker
2013-14Medical Anatomy TA
2012-14Sun and Skin Safety for Youth Presenter
2008-11Brain Day Presenter
2008-9Early Childhood Educator 
2003-9Math and Science Tutor
2006-7Calculus TA
Education
2015 -Integrated Pediatrics Resident (PGY-2), McMaster University
2015MD
2011HBSc
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.84
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.70
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.61
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.72
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.49
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.69
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 77.6%
satisfied 21.7%
not satisfied 0.7%
Dr. Christina Castellani

Christina

BIOL 2581
Instructor since 2013
10 prep sessions
546 students helped
Experience
2013 -Biology Prep Instructor
2013 -Genetics Prep Instructor
2009 -Genetics, and Genetic Engineering Tutor
2011, 2015Great Ideas in Teaching Award, Western University
2010-15Genome Organization, Mutagenesis, and Repair TA
2008-15Genetics TA
2011Society of Graduate Students TA Teaching Award, Western University
Education
2015 -Postdoctoral Fellow
2015PhD (Molecular Genetics)
2009MSc (Genetics)
2007HBSc (Genetics)
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)
 
5.42
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.55
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 61.9%
satisfied 37.2%
not satisfied 0.9%
Scott Lin

Scott

BUS 1220
Instructor since 2016
2 prep sessions
146 students helped
Experience
2016 -Business Prep Instructor
2016 -Business Teaching Assistant
2013-15Business Lecturer
Education
2015 -MBA
2015 -JD
2014HBA
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)
 
5.88
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.56
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.85
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.87
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.78
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 70%
satisfied 30%
not satisfied 0%
Anastasia Mroch

Anastasia

CHEM 2223
Instructor since 2015
4 prep sessions
159 students helped
Experience
2015 -MCAT Chemistry Prep Instructor
2015 -Organic Chemistry Prep Instructor
2010 -Organic Chemistry Tutor
2010-11Organic Chemistry Help Desk TA
2010-11Organic Chemistry Tutorial TA
2004University of Calgary Chemistry Teaching Award
2001-3Organic Chemistry TA
2000 & 2004Organic Chemistry CAL Tutorials
Education
2014BEd (Intermediate/Senior Chemistry and Physics)
2004MSc (Organic Chemistry)
2001BSc (Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.63
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.52
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.42
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.58
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.64
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.57
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 55.2%
satisfied 42.5%
not satisfied 2.3%
Anirban Banerjee

Anirban

BIOL 1002, BIOL 2382
Instructor since 2016
5 prep sessions
187 students helped
Experience
2016 -Biology Prep Instructor
2015 -Science Skills Development TA
2015-16Faculty of Science Graduate Student Teaching Award
2014-16Genetics TA
2013-16Biology Lab TA
2014-15Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
2013-14Parasitology Lab TA
2008-11Molecular Microbiology LabTA
2007-08Biology Tutor
Education
2013 -PhD (Biology)
2012MSc (Microbiology and Immunology)
2008BTech (Biotechnology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.39
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
4.76
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
4.81
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.40
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
4.84
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.01
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 42%
satisfied 57%
not satisfied 2%
Steven Thornton

Steve

CALC 1000
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)
 
Student satisfaction
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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%