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Justin
« Perfect! Reliable and approachable. Highly recommended »
$30/h
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Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Tai
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Physics - Chemistry
Levels
  • All Levels

Mechanical Technologist Tutor Highschool Level Students In the Subjects of Math and Physics (Available via webcam)

Methodology

The core of my teaching methodology revolves around the principles of recognition, repetition and applications. The goal of my methodology is to empower students with the tools and knowledge they need as fast as possible so that they are where they want to be as fast as possible. The best tutors are the ones that make themselves obsolete in a short amount of time.

Often times, students struggle to learn a particular subject because there is miscommunication due to information gaps and differences in skill levels between the teacher and student. My role is to identify and bridge that gap of misunderstanding by explaining the subject from multiple angles and providing students with lots of examples so they can grasp the concepts more easily.

After grasping the concept it’s important to retain it and I make sure this is done through ample repetition. I understand that a unique piece of academic information will not get absorbed into the student until he or she has seen it multiple times.

Once the gap is bridged and concepts are absorbed, it’s very important to put everything into application. We will work through not only school problems but also additional problems that will help him or her to grasp the concept faster. We will also try to relate the concept to real life, in a practical way so he or she can see its implications and importance.

I also offer a number of new and unique studying techniques and tools in my lessons. These tools can dramatically speed up the learning process and allow students to apply their knowledge in the most efficient way.

Ambassador

One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Tai will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

I am Mechanical Technologist and I have 5 years of private tutoring experience working with a range of students from all backgrounds and skill level

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 30/h
Lessons offered by Tai
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Physics - Chemistry
Levels
  • All Levels

The 20 reviews on Tai
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
J
Justin

Perfect! Reliable and approachable. Highly recommended

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Dragan

Perfect! Tai has shown fine qualities as a tutor: he listened to the outline of the goals we wanted to achieve as he was readily adjusting his approach to the level and difficulty we needed to be. He was never late for any of the lessons and he always provided timely updates for our weekly scheduled lessons. Overall, it`s been really positive experience for my daughter and myself having Tai as tutor.

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Clarissa

Perfect! Tai is a brilliant teacher for you if need a tutor for physics. Everytime when I’m having class with him, it feels like time flies. He knows how to make a class more interesting and finds the best way to suit your learning style. He is extremely patient and willing to explain what you don’t understand in a million time. I strongly recommend Tai as he is a patient and brilliant tutor. Thank you Tai

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Danielle

Perfect! Tai is an excellent physics tutor. One thing I like about Tai's tutoring method is how he takes the time to carefully explain concepts. Tai doesn't just help you answer one question, but thoroughly describes the process of solving problems visually and verbally. Thank you Tai!

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Grant

Perfect! Very pleasant and knowledgeable

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Ricolette Andre

Perfect! Amazing tutor! Asked for lessons on College level physics & math and made it incredibly simple for me. Thank you Tai!

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Daniel

Perfect! Tai has been a great tutor and has helped me a lot in pre calculus. He knows all the material you give him and will find multiple ways of solving the same problem just so u can grasp the material better

Tai's response

Daniel is a great student with excellent communication and problem solving skills

13 recommendations

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Michelle

I used to work with Tai for years, starting from when he was just a young teenager. He has great work ethics and has always been working hard to help support his family. Tai is intelligent, kind and caring. He would definitely make a great teacher!

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Tiffany

Tai is extremely smart and motivating. I’ve known him for about 8-9 years now and I still don’t know how he juggled school and his passion for magic at the same time. He’s really passionate and is a great teacher! One thing for sure is that he is a great motivator and is really passionate for the things he loves to do.

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Sam

I had the opportunity to be tutored by Tai for my Math studies. I found him to be very professional and informative as well as being extremely patient. He has a very good understanding of the topic and good at pin pointing my mistakes. Thanks Tai.

- Sam L.

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Mary

Tai and I were in the same robotics team, and he was the perfect mentor! He was always kind and patient, and his friendly personality made me feel right at home. Don't be afraid to ask him questions, he will work with you through any problem. I highly recommend Tai!

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XxFanny123xX

Tai is extremely smart and is well rounded. Not only does he have the passion to learn things, teaching is his plus. I’ve known him for about 9-10 years now and it’s incredible seeing him graduate doing the things he love. Along with school, he always had the passion for magic which made me feel motivated to learn new things as well.

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Guanzheng

Tai is a great person who's very kind and knowledgeable. Also, he is a great communicator and is very organized in his problem-solving skills. He is great at getting his ideas cross through the use of examples.

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Angela

I highly recommend Tai as a tutor. He’s very patient and really does show care in his students to make sure they really understand. He also accepts all sorts of questions and is very flexible with ways of teaching so you can effectively learn concepts.

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Traci

Tai is a great teacher for his strong teaching skills as he is very invested in being simple in his teachings for this students. He believes in catering each student's study needs and is always determined to help them improve!

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Novej

Tai is one of the best tutors ever. He really cares about his students and his subject. He's amazingly smart, and maintains high standards for his student. If you need help, go to him. One of the kindest people.

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Jocelyn

Tai has been a great supporter for me the past 6 years since we met in Robotics class, he was friendly and open to help me with anything. Outside of that, he is fun to be around with, he knows a lot of magic tricks, he knows how to cheer people up, he have a bunch of hidden talents in him. I highly recommend Tai because being around him will make you feel comfortable, you can learn a lot from him and he gives good advice.

Tai's interview

QUESTION 01 | 08
1) When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Tai — I develop an interest in tutoring Math and Physics after attending post-secondary studying mechanical engineering. What captured me in post-secondary was seeing how information transformed and combined to each other. For example, Physics and Math was no longer words and symbols but now it's a gearbox and that gearbox would evolve to component on a bike. It is seeing this process that really inspired me to be a tutor in Physics and Math to try to help student understand the bigger picture and connect the dots better.
QUESTION 02 | 08
2) Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Tai — I really enjoy tutoring Physics and Math because to me they are the foundation and building block of science and teaches a fundamental process of problem solving. Physics teaches you to look at the big picture and make assumption where it is needed and is logical. Math teaches you to be more technical and always rely on numbers. I think when solving any problem, it is very important to be technical as well as make assumption where it is needed or lacking information.
QUESTION 03 | 08
3) Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Tai — My role model is Jack Ma. I have a lot of respect for him because the problems that he solves are not only for one or two person or for his financial gain but it is a problem that as a society we will have to face and we would be beneficial in reaching the solution earlier. He is a people person and he believe in everyone and how everyone can be successful if they put their mind and effort to it. Jack Ma also does not side with big businesses, he believes in globalization, utilizing the internet and equality for female around the world. He inspired me to solve bigger problem, always have people at heart and stay on the side of what is right and good for everyone.
QUESTION 04 | 08
4) What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Tai — I believe the qualities required to be a good tutor are patient, listening skill the ability to see the problem from the student's perspective. It is not always about what is the information or how it was taught to the student. A lot of time it's why did the student not understand or grasp the concept. As a tutor it is important to listen to the student to see which piece of the puzzle is missing. It is important to be patient and explain the concept slowly and in multiple iteration so that the student can follow. The students often time will have a different perspective on the topic at hand and when this happens it is important for the tutor not to push his or her perspective on the student but look at the question from the student angle and solve the problem for the student with the starting point from that perspective.
QUESTION 05 | 08
5) Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Tai — A valuable anecdote for education is Albert Einstein Quote on education "Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid". Know your strength and know your weakness. Nobody is good at everything and no one is bad at everything. The key is knowing what to do when you are facing your weakness. To know that you need to find the proper people and resources available to help you overcome your obstacle. To recognize and acknowledge the difficulty in reaching out. This ability to recognize your weakness and reach out for help is the best advice I can give any student that is currently struggling in education.
QUESTION 06 | 08
6) What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Tai — The difficulties that I was facing in Physics and Math at introductory level was trying to understand why I was learning such complicated procedure that didn't seem to connect together to solve any problem that I knew. This was a barrier in learning for me because it slowed down my drive when I was facing difficult problems. The voice in the back of my head would say "when would you use this". This really turn around for me when I study the applications of these principals in real life examples. Learning about torque through diagram in Physics is one thing but being able to apply the principal when building mechanical equipment is another story. It is really ironic that when you go deeper in learning and transition between theory and application, it's not harder but actually easier because now you have all the pieces to the puzzle and you can see the bigger picture
QUESTION 07 | 08
7) Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Tai — I have a passion for engineering and teaching is a core part of it in the bigger picture. I love to come up with new solution and use technology to improve modern life quality. I believe information and resources should be shared, this is how the world revolves and everyone move forward. Teaching is an amazing way to pass on information. I think of the world as a system and we are a team. There are a number of problems we are trying to solve and the more people we have the faster we are to potentially solving the problem. On that note the smarter we are the more we are able to affect that speed of us coming toward the solution. This is why I love teaching.
QUESTION 08 | 08
8) What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P)?
Tai — I am a Superprof because I believe in globalisation, technology and finding innovate solution to spread knowledge. Globalisation and technology are what drives and connect everyone together, I want to contribute my part by using technology such as Wolframalpha, using resources such as MIT or Oxford to help my student obtain the highest success possible. I aim to find innovative solution in teaching method such as using more visual learning then verbal and written and focusing on more examples versus theoretical.

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