- Hourly rate $19
- Response Time 4h
- Number of students 30
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Grade 11-12 and IB SL physics and math tutoring by a UofT Astronomy and Physics Specialist student.
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One of our best tutors. They have a quality profile, experience in their field, verified qualifications and a great response time. Gurman will be happy to arrange your first lesson
About the lesson
I work with students in all years of high school (grades 9-12), but am certainly open to any younger students wanting to get a head-start in their STEM career!
I understand - physics and math can seem daunting with their many formulae and constants that all seem to get jumbled up. To prevent this from happening, taking inspiration from my wonderful teachers, I focus on developing an intuitive understanding of subject matter rather than trying to force its memorization. My tutees are presented with real-life situations in which they encounter physics and mathematics or their analogues, and from this they develop a foundational grasp of what the numbers are conveying. This leads to a deep comprehension of physical situations and word problems as well as the numbers through which they are communicated, and from there, picking out key information and solving a problem becomes second nature.
I pay close attention to my tutees' areas of improvement, whether they be methodological or related to a specific topic, and if need be, will rebuild from the ground up the strategies with which tutees face these weaknesses. I am also a firm believer that, second to developing intuition, practice makes perfect, and thus engage students in a multitude of practice problems that improve not only their understanding of a topic, but their working efficiency and problem-solving abilities.
In reality, you cannot entirely avoid the expressions and numbers fundamental to these subjects, but by learning them in an intuitive manner and applying what you have learned in practice questions, physics and mathematics will become as fun as they would have been challenging.
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I recently completed the IB programme at Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton. During my time in SL Physics class, I served as a voluntary teacher's assistant who helped check through lessons, worksheets, and answer keys for quizzes and tests to locate mistakes and correct them. I'd always find myself helping out other students in school, discovering where students struggled the most and fostering a class which was interested and engaged in learning physics, rather than one that saw it as another arduous subject.
I completed the IB programme with a 100% in all physics and math classes in grades 11 and 12. I'm now entering my second year in the Astronomy and Physics Specialist program at UofT, and continue to maintain a 4.0 GPA across my physics classes. I hope to continue using my skills over the summer to improve other students' understanding of, and performance in mathematics and physics.
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Perfect! Very patient and encouraging instructor. Gurman paces the lesson to the comfort of the student and is easy to understand. Would definitely recommend him!
Perfect! Gurman is so kind, humble and cooperative. He has full command on his subject and explains the things really good. My son took 2 lectures till now and will continue his tutoring sessions on regular basis.
Perfect! Gurman is awesome at explaining the difficult concepts in physics. He helped me so much when I just wanted to give up. He has a gift of explaining in a simple and understandable way.
- See the response Gurman : Chris is one of my best students. He's a keen problem solver and learns how to apply newly covered concepts very quickly. Our sessions have not only been productive, but also entertaining and fast-paced. Congratulations on completing your physics course, and best wishes for your post-secondary studies!
Perfect! Gurman was able to explain the various topics I found challenging to the best of his ability and really assisted me in getting the work done on time. I would gladly book another lesson with him and would also recommend him for anyone who needs help with advanced functions.
- See the response Gurman : David is a sharp student. He picks up on concepts very quickly and is able to demonstrate his newly gained abilities through application. Overall our lessons have gone great. Wishing you the best of luck with grade 12 and your post-secondary studies, David!
Perfect! Gurman was a really good tutor! He was very friendly & was able to answer any question I had. I often had to book sessions last minute and he was always able to help accommodate the busy schedule. I would recommend him to anyone!
- See the response Gurman : I enjoyed tutoring Tobi! He is a good listener and doesn't hesitate to ask for clarification. If there's anything I would recommend, it would be to prioritize getting enough sleep while doing math, whether it's just homework, a lesson, or a test. I hope everything goes well in university!
Perfect! Gurman is a great teacher who explains physics concepts thoroughly and very accommodating to my learning styles plus scheduling!
- See the response Gurman : Maya is a very knowledgeable physics student! She frequently asked high-level questions to clarify her understanding of physics problems, and this demonstrated critical thinking that made tutoring sessions more engaging for the both of us. I hope everything goes well in the future!
Perfect! He is a very good tutor because he will be very patient with you and he always go beyond your expectations. He is really good in physics. I strongly recommend you to have him as your tutor.
- See the response Gurman : Godrick is a very quick learner. He is adamant about going above and beyond to learn and practice a concept he has difficulty with to ensure he understands it before his assessments. As his tutor, his progress in learning physics so far has been obvious. I look forward to future lessons with Godrick!
Perfect! Gurman is an amazing math tutor. He is very smart and patient for my son. He instantly customized his teaching to accommodate my son's learning needs. My son really enjoyed his lesson.
- See the response Gurman : Naomi's son Senan is a keen learner and great listener. He gives tutoring his full attention and puts a lot of effort into answering questions. He does not shy away from communicating his ideas or approaches, and is also receptive to suggestions or corrections to his work. I look forward to my future classes with him!
Perfect! Gurman is very polite and patient young man. My son doesn’t like anyone to teach him but just taking an intro lesson , he himself agreed to take Monday to Friday lessons from Gurman. I highly recommend him for anyone needing help in Physics.
- See the response Gurman : Gurshan is a fantastic student. From the get-go he has been extremely attentive, cooperative, and puts forth full effort during classes. Importantly, he is not afraid to stop and ask questions or clarify information, and this streamlines the process for both tutee and tutor. It's been a pleasure working with Gurshan, and I look forward to our future meetings!
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I knew Gurman throughout middle and high school. He was really helpful to me when I was taking Physics! He knows a lot about the subject so it's no wonder he's pursuing it post-secondary. Highly recommended! :D
Having studied alongside Gurman for the past 4 years, I can attest to his passion for math and physics. Gurman's teaching style, along with his supportive and understanding nature makes him someone I would certainly recommend!
Gurman is very knowledgeable in physics and explains concepts really well! For someone who went in knowing next to nothing about anything physics, Gurman was able to explain it in a way that I was able to truly understand. Highly recommend Gurman!:)
Gurman has a very thorough understanding of math and physical sciences and makes concepts very easy to understand. His patience and knowledge in these subjects during his lessons really helps you to understand.
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When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Since I was in elementary school, I'd always wondered how the physical world around me worked. Moreover, space intrigued me as it was something that seemed so inaccessible, but at the same time something that scientists were able to learn so much about. I found myself wanting to contribute to this kind of research in the future, so I naturally became interested in the subject of physics and the mathematics through which it is communicated. My motivation to become a researcher has only increased since then, and as of fall 2021, I will have begun my journey of pursuing a degree in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Toronto.
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Being at the forefront of astronomical research has always been a dream of mine, and my passion lies in the prospect of expanding the wealth of knowledge about the cosmos that humans have accumulated since civilization first arose. This passion extends to my tutees who I wish to aid and inspire on their own academic journeys, whether or not these be within STEM. Scientific and mathematical literacy is becoming increasingly important in all fields, and so it makes me glad to know that I can facilitate the learning and growth of students in a variety of fields using my knowledge in math and physics.
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
I enjoy being able to provide students with a learning opportunity that is more tailored to their needs and learning styles than what can be offered in a class setting. It's a great feeling when students have that 'aha!' moment when they find out how to solve a problem they've been stuck on, because it shows me that I was really able to help them out and provide them with a novel approach to applying their knowledge. I feel that the strategies I use to tutor also make content more tangible for students, so these moments happen more often than not!
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you? Please explain.
I was extremely lucky to have a fantastic physics teacher for both semesters of physics in high school. He inspired many of the methods I use to tutor, as he used an approach to teaching that emphasized building and applying foundational knowledge rather than memorizing and regurgitating what was taught. I can definitely say that this was vital to my success in the physics course, and I hope I will be able to say the same for my own students.
What are your keys to success?
I believe anyone can be successful in what they do as long as they put forth full effort towards achieving their goals. In terms of academics, this means to find what subjects enthuse you, and to spend a little extra time to excel at those subjects and become a master of your trade. It's always good to go beyond what is being taught in school and learn ahead, to make yourself stand out from the crowd and for others to be able to recognize your passion. On another note, practice makes perfect! You can amass all the knowledge you want, but if you lack the ability to apply it, it is of little use. Teachers assign homework for a reason!