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Because of my passion for math and physics, I take deep joy in helping students succeed in these areas. Many students who struggle with math or science are convinced they are not cut out for math or physics. Often, however, their struggle is a result of poor teaching. I believe that with the correct teaching methodology, anyone can succeed in the mathematical subjects.
I like to tutor by first understanding the difficulties a student is having with the material. Once we have identified areas of difficulty, I enjoy motivating the underlying concept we are studying with respect to some practical application. Even in the abstractness of math or physics, this is often possible and allows students to get a better "grip" on what we are studying. Next, we properly define the concept under examination and how they relate to the bigger picture of math or physics. Finally, I prefer to do as many example problems as possible. This is especially important in the area of math and physics. In my opinion, examples are the best way to solidify difficult material.
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I graduated from UBC Okanagan this year with an Honours Degree in Mathematics. Over the course of my degree, I have been nominated for and awarded several academic awards, including the UBC Okanagan Medal in Science for the graduating class of 2020. Currently, I work from home as an undergraduate student researcher in the area of Convex Analysis and Optimization. I have a well-rounded skill set in mathematics and physics, making me an ideal fit for a tutoring position in math and physics. Teaching and tutoring are undoubtedly two of my greatest joys.
Perfect! Nicholas is very well educated and great at what he does. He has a way of simplifying difficult topics that makes learning easier. Highly recommend!
Perfect! My daughter is taking pre-Calc 12 and has found Nicolas extremely helpful. He makes math comprehension easy as well as putting her at ease to ask questions. I highly recommend him!
Perfect! Nicholas is an excellent tutor! He's an effective communicator and is very knowledgeable. He was flexible and willing to move between topics to fill in any missing fundamentals.
Perfect! Nicholas is a gifted teacher/tutor. His support has been critical in helping my daughter succeed in Math and Physics. He’s exactly the right balance of professional and personable—he’s excellent at teaching complicated concepts in a way my daughter understands and she feels comfortable working with him. I highly recommend him as a tutor!
Perfect! I highly recommend Nicholas as a tutor! He explains things clearly and concisely. He’s very patient and really takes the time to make sure you fully understand the material.
Perfect! Compatible with my 15 yr old son.
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Nick is an absolutely brilliant individual who also has the ability to communicate complex math concepts and problems in simple, straight forward ways. He is incredibly passionate and kind and a true delight to work with. I would highly recommend Nick for anyone needing math help!
Nicholas knows what he's teaching and teaches it well. He will give a run down of any concept that you might have trouble with or guide you towards understanding it. He has the solid grasp of concepts of a good mathematician as well as the patience of a good teacher.
I took many classes with Nicholas. He is great at understanding concepts and explaining them to his classmates. I went to Nicholas plenty of times for help and I would recommend him as a teacher.
I took several upper-level math courses with Nicholas and he tended to be the hardest working person in every class. It is very clear that he has a passion for math. To top it off, he is also adept at translating difficult “math-speak” into language that students (and particularly those who don’t speak or think in math) can easily understand which is so rare to find. He has many years of experience from being a TA in the UBCO physics department to tutoring to teaching his own math course!
Nicholas is powerful in Math (one of the math geniuses in the people I know), which means he can teach at the undergraduate level undoubtfully. Also, he is concerned about how to make math easy to understand for students. I am sure students would get fun and math knowledge from his teaching.
Nicholas and I both studied math at the University of British Columbia. We have discussed course material on many occasions
where he has been incredibly helpful in helping me understand high level mathematical topics. I have also had the opportunity to watch his talks at the Undergraduate Research Seminars.
He has demonstrated himself to be both a great communicator, and incredibly knowledgeable in a very large set of math subjects.
I cannot recommend him highly enough
Nicholas is very knowledgeable and is great at walking through problems in a way that helped me understand in ways my professor was unable to through notes and lectures. Nicholas is also very kind
I was a student at UBC with Nick for my first two years. We were in a number of math and physics courses together. He was a great student and always happy to help me out when I was confused about anything. The way he explained it often made more sense to me than how the professor did. I ended up at 90%+ in each of these courses and I feel that Nick was very helpful in accomplishing these goals (even though I was not paying him as a tutor).
Nicholas is an organized scholar. He has an immense knowledge in both physics & math. He is able to systematically approach a problem, breaking it into smaller pieces, to effectively find a solution. His overall logical approach to math & physics, coupled with his professionalism and kindness, make him an ideal tutor.
I took a few classes with Nick during my undergraduate degree, and I would fairly often ask him for help with tough math problems. Nick would always be very patient and friendly when explaining complicated questions/concepts to me, which I always appreciated. He is a very knowledgable guy, and I would highly recommend him!
I was recommended Nicholas from a professor at the university of British Columbia to help me with an exceedingly difficult formal logic module. Nicholas was very accommodating and professional from the start. He was able to thoroughly explain every detail step-by step and crafted a dedicated study plan tailored to my requirements. I had trouble with Math and Logic in the past, hence I was impressed by how approachable Nicholas was able to make the material for me. I found him to be very patient which was conducive to a productive and helpful tutoring environment. He was never late nor missed a single session and quickly responded to any inquiries I had.
I would highly recommend Nicholas! Definitely the best math tutoring experience I could have asked for.
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Find out more about Nicholas
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
In high school calculus I discovered "mathematical proofs" and found them extremely interesting. I ended up memorizing a proof of the fundamental theorem of calculus and enthusiastically shared it with my classmates. There was a sense of value and accomplishment in having a deep understanding of mathematics and I loved talking about math with my classmates. My interest and enthusiasm about the subject has only deepened as I've continued to learn.
What makes you passionate about your subject?
One of the fundamental characteristics of human beings is our ability to understand something of ourselves and the world around us. People have a natural curiosity for trying to figure out why things are the way they are. I find myself interested in mathematics and physics because it gives me the pleasure of understanding the natural world and the abstract, mathematical world.
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
My favourite part of tutoring is when the student has that "light-bulb" moment and everything clicks and makes sense. These moments are the payoff for all the difficult work the student put into the concept. What makes me a "superprof" is my ability to break down difficult concepts, as well as my experience as a tutor and teacher. I currently work at Okanagan College as a full-time tutor in math and physics. I also have experience teaching undergraduate mathematics courses and undergraduate physics labs and seminars. This means that the students I tutor privately have the benefit of working with a professional tutor who knows the best practices for learning math and physics.
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you? Please explain.
Although I have been inspired and encouraged by almost all of my professors, my biggest role model in the area of math and physics would be the mathematician Bernard Riemann. Riemann made several contributions to mathematics including Riemannian Geometry and the Riemann Integral. He had a terribly difficult life and died at 39 years old from tuberculosis. Riemann is a great reminder that it's possible to persevere and do great work in the midst of difficulty.
What are your keys to success?
I think one of the biggest keys to success in life is humility. Being willing to learn from others, and recognizing that one doesn't know everything allows one to grow personally and professionally. The second key to success, especially in math or physics, is perseverance. Students who embrace a challenge and persevere through the difficulty of learning are much more likely to become masters of the material.