- Hourly rate $55
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 10
1st lesson is free!
An expert in the Ontario grades 8-12 math curriculum, math contests, and proofs.
- By webcam
Seraj is one of our best tutors. High-quality profile and excellent qualifications, organised and responsive to lesson requests, appreciated by their students!
About the lesson
I see mathematics as the combination of intuitive art and rigorous craft, both of which I teach. My methodology begins with a free "Lesson 0" to determine a student's background and goals. After that, there are three areas in which I can help. Firstly, I help students with the grades 8-12 Ontario math curriculum. This includes grade 8 Mathematics, grade 9/10 Principles of Mathematics, grade 11 Functions, grade 12 Advanced Functions, and grade 12 Calculus and Vectors. Secondly, I help students to learn how to solve creative problems from algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory in order to train for math contests (Waterloo CEMC, CMS COMC, AMC). Finally, for students who are ready, I teach how to do proofs in order to prepare for university (e.g. the MAT102 course at UTM). I believe in the idea of breaking down each idea into simple, understandable pieces that harmoniously come together. I usually assign homework and provide feedback on it. I teach using an interactive pen tablet and screen-sharing via an online video platform called Zoom. I am available via text, email or Telegram.
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Academically, I graduated from the University of Toronto in mathematics and with membership at Trinity College. While in university, I was a teaching assistant and grader for an online education company. At the time, I also received two prestigious research grants and presented papers at several conferences. In my senior undergraduate year, I was elected as the President of the Mathematics Union. After graduation, I joined a world-class education company full-time in San Diego, California. At this company, I spent four years on teaching hundreds of successful students in around a dozen courses, developing the curriculum for an advanced math contest preparation course, and being the direct manager of a team of over 500 educators. Currently, I am the owner of Existsforall Academy, which is a school of mathematics. In my spare time, I sit on the University of Waterloo's committee for developing their Problem of the Month, and I serve as a guest editor at the Canadian Mathematical Society's problem-solving journal, Crux Mathematicorum. I also teach extracurricular enrichment courses for school students at the University of Toronto's outreach program.
Perfect! Seraj has been my son's university first-year math proof tutor for the past five months. Excellent tutor who clarifies things and is willing to go over concepts and topics several times! Explains complex problems in such a way that you can understand the components and apply them to a wide range of problems. Overall, I strongly recommend Seraj!
- See the response Seraj : The student and I have been working together in the area of university-level mathematical proofs. This includes logic, sets and other structures, properties of functions, induction, divisibility, and more. He has improved in knowledge and problem-solving skills since we first started working on this material.
Perfect! Very good I understood alot from his teaching, professional stays in touch. I recommend him.
- See the response Seraj : Mohammed and I are working through the material of the Ontario Grade 11 Functions course. He is good at grasping what I am teaching so we can cover a good amount of ground during each lesson. I look forward to continuing to work with him.
Perfect! My kids were enjoying Seraj's lectures. He has a solid math background, and especially in math contests. His materials are structured logically, and the lessons are easy to follow. We liked his teaching approaches.
- See the response Seraj : The kids are very intelligent and motivated. They have excellent mathematical skills already, so it is a pleasure to teach them further ideas to cultivate their interest.
Perfect! Broad scope of knowledge and topics, intuitive and detailed.
- See the response Seraj : The student is a high performer. He is dedicated to practicing on a weekly basis. He understands everything taught and contributes original ideas of his own. Overall, he is a pleasure to teach.
Perfect! Very happy with Seraj. He was well prepared for each session. Very patience, offered additional practice questions along with time management tips for exams. Highly recommended.
- See the response Seraj : The student is hard-working and industrious. Over time, his mathematical skills improved greatly. He is now very capable of writing mathematical proofs, which is the subject in which I instructed him. If I had a make a suggestion for improvement, it would be to review exponent rules for the future, and to think about when to consider a mathematical expression to be a block-variable.
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Seraj's lessons are packed with exciting concepts and interactive problem solving sessions. He can be very patent when I struggle and take the time needed to understand my train of thoughts and encourage me to ask questions. His teaching style allows him to address any of my confusions immediately, which I find extremely helpful for internalizing the first principles and developing further derivations!
I enjoyed listening to Samer Seraj's lectures - his materials are structured logically and the lectures are easy to follow. I liked his way of approaching these materials which strike a balance of breadth, depth and applicability to solve real problems.
I took Mr. Seraj's Introduction to Algebra course on Art of Problem Solving back in 2016. I've just started college, and I still have fond memories of my time taking his class. He is knowledgeable and very supportive of his students. Moreover, he is very passionate about teaching mathematics and does an amazing job helping students understand difficult concepts. I would definitely recommend choosing him as a teacher!
As I watched Seraj’s multi-colour chalk work, I realized what makes a great math teacher and what it means to be passionate about an academic subject and education. Seraj has been my close and long-time friend since 2011 back in my first year of undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. Regardless if it’s an academic presentation for the university’s department or informal lectures for his friends, Seraj always gives his first-class quality teaching. His specialty is in making complicated topics in mathematics easy to understand and fun! He is good at combining clear instructions with colourful board sketches and really helping his students visualize and internalize abstract concepts in math. Seraj always has a way of making his class lively through interactive examples, analogies and humour. I had the fortune of being his practice subject when he did his lecture preparations --- And behold! His one-on-one lecture sessions were one of a kind. It felt like you were reading a good novel where you play the detective! Seraj has a magical way of drawing out the knowledge from your brain and making you realize the proofs or formulas yourself as if everything was intuitive! So if you want to attend a math class feeling smart and walk out even smarter, Seraj is the best tutor you can ask for!
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- 5 h: $275
- 10 h: $500
- $ 55/h
The rate could need to be adjusted based on the level of the student, the lesson preparation time, and homework evaluation time involved. It is in Canadian dollars. We can talk about it during the first free session.
What you will need to supply for yourself is a computer with a microphone, headphones or speakers, a free Zoom account, and a reliable internet connection.