Omar is currently a second-year medical student at Rush Medical College. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and minor in biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been tutoring one on one for more than 6 years now, and has experience with elementary through college aged students. Omar has tutored a variety of subjects, including math, economics, science, English, ACT subjects, and Arabic. He has also taught classes of 20+ as a Sunday School instructor for 4 years and is comfortable with all types of students and settings. Omar’s time tutoring and teaching have taught him that everyone has different learning styles, and teaching methods must be adjusted accordingly.
Babak has been teaching mathematics to University and highschool students for more than 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2008 in Iran. He was a researcher at the Center of Excellence in Biomathematics, University of Tehran. He collaborated in two projects that were published in the Journal of Neurocomputing.
Babak got his master’s degree in Mathematics at Queen’s University in 2016. His field of research is differential geometry and mathematical physics. He wrote his master’s thesis on the Geometry of Dirac Operators.
Babak was a teaching assistant and a research assistant at Queen’s University and Western University. He has been also teaching at the The Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) for more than ten years now. He has taught courses like Differential Equations, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
Moreover, Babak teaches mathematics contest preparation classes such as Waterloo Math competitions for three years now. He taught the Putnam Contest preparation class at Western University in 2019 and 2020.
Harry has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and has nearly completed a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Toronto.Harry has been tutoring students ages 10 and up for 8 years. In that time, he has taught everything from grade-school math all the way up to 3rd year university physics, chemistry, math, and statistics.
In addition to his 8 years of experience as a one-on-one tutor, Harry has 5 years of experience tutoring students online, and 2 years of experience teaching classes of 30 students.
Harry’s teaching style uses a student’s understanding of the concrete world around them as a springboard for learning math. He starts by giving his student a concrete problem to solve. Once they’ve solved it correctly, he changes the problem slightly and asks them to solve it again. He then challenges his student to find similarities between the two solutions and generalize any patterns they see. Then he and his student discuss how these abstract patterns relate back to concepts his student might be learning in class.
This technique has proven an essential arsenal in Harry’s tool kit for teaching math, especially to younger kids, and Harry hopes to continue to hone it as he exposes more and more students to it.
Mr. Marlowe comes to Prep Academy Tutors after a thirty-plus-year career that has spanned the realms of teaching, writing, marketing, managing, and leading at local, state, and national levels. A mathematics and test-prep man of all trades within the supplemental education community, Mr. Marlowe spent the better part of sixteen years with Kaplan before moving on to Huntington Learning Centers and then on to founding Math and English Consulting (MEC). In November of 2017, Michael sold his company to iTutor. Mr. Marlowe has written materials for all graduate-level, high school, and elementary level standardized and high-stakes tests..
Cynthia grew up in Calgary, and moved to Toronto almost 10 years ago. She studied at McGill University receiving a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Finance. She’s spent her entire career working in commercial real estate, working in both lending and development.
Her interest in teaching started since she went to university- tutoring for a private company in Calgary during her summer’s back from school, and eventually in Toronto for Prep Academy.
Cynthia really enjoys the collaboration between student, parent and teacher and the witnessing the progress made in each student she teaches. Much like the relationships she fosters in her daily 9-5, she brings the same energy, excitement, and trust with her to students and their families. She strives to ensure that her students come out of the sessions more confident, and interested in the material.
Stone is a former software engineer with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. As a software engineer, he worked in the financial and cryptocurrency space at companies such as Vanguard and Morgan Stanley. He currently teaches Engineering and Robotics in high school.
Stone takes an individualized approach with every student he works with. He believe rapport and mutual respect are the foundations from which successful habits can be formed. Meta-skills in self-learning, problem solving, and critical thinking are extremely important to long term success and Stone works to develop these alongside any curriculum.
Shubhayan earned his Master’s Degree in Applications of Mathematics at the Chennai Mathematical Institute in 2013 and is currently pursuing independent studies in Machine Learning and Data Science.
With over 6 years of experience in Mathematics teaching and tutoring at various levels ranging from middle school to professional education, he incorporates his love for the subject with a passion for sharing and exchanging knowledge to create a unique learning experience for each of his students.
His study resources extend beyond books and lectures, and out into the real world and online math learning platforms. He makes efficient use of tools like Desmos and Geogebra, and refers to captivating sources like Numberphile and 3Blue1Brown on YouTube for inspiration.
He is a former candidate delegate for the World Cube Association, and his special skills and interests include Cooking, Karaoke, Board Games and being able to solve a Rubik’s Cube in under twenty seconds, one handed.
Daniel Riseman is a New York State certified teacher (Grades 7-12) in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Social Studies. He has an M.Ed., an Ed.M. in Mathematics, and an Advanced Certificate in Special Education. He is presently working on his Neuroeducation Graduate Certificate at Johns Hopkins. For the past 21 years, Daniel has provided in-home, subject-based tutoring. He also customizes lessons to prepare students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and TACHS. Daniel helps families with every aspect of private secondary school admissions.
As a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Daniel assists students with every step of the college admissions process. He has helped students get admitted into MIT, Harvard, Princeton, University of Chicago, Dartmouth, among others. He also helps college students with the transfer process and graduate school admissions.
Daniel has served as a featured education writer and contributor for Psychology Today, The Fiscal Times, Yahoo Finance, The Week, Education News, MSN Money, Institute of Sport, STEM Education Digest, Special Needs Digest, Entertainment News, and LifeZette. He has also served as an on-air educational expert for EWTN.
Asem El Khatib is an accomplished high school math and physics teacher. He graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a bachelor’s degree in Sciences, majoring in Physics and minoring in Mathematics. He has over 19 years of teaching and tutoring experience in the United Arab Emirates and has recently relocated to Canada. He is dedicated to helping students succeed by building their confidence and helping them understand key concepts to the learning. With the capabilities of teaching up to the 12th grade, Asem is prepared to dedicate his time to tutoring students in need. He is eager to put his knowledge towards assisting the students in the community.