Rupak Haque is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He grew up in USA, moving to Windsor to complete a Degree in Education from the University of Windsor. Prior to which, he completed a BSc in Applied Physics from Pennsylvania and an MBA from Alabama . Rupak developed a deep love of travel and took the opportunity to explore the world following the completion of his degree having visited most of the countries in Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North America. It was during his stay in South Asia that Rupak discovered his passion for teaching and working with children. Having decided to pursue teaching as a career Rupak moved to Canada. It is through teaching that Rupak has been able to foster his love of Physics and Math. In his spare time Rupak works one-on-one tutoring with high school students of Math and Physics. Rupak understands the importance of friendship and mentorship with his students in order to help them grow in their learning. Having grown in his career over the years, Rupak has amassed a whole plethora of techniques and strategies in teaching Math and Physics that his students find invaluable.
Kaisy is an Ontario Certified teacher with a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University specializing in Math, Science and Chemistry as her teachable subjects.
Kaisy is a supply teacher with the school boards and has extensive tutoring experience. Science and Mathematics are a passion that Kaisy enjoys sharing with her students and she loves to help others find a specific interest that inspires learning and provides a different view of the world. Kaisy believes that the specific methodology changes, but the enthusiasm for discovering new things in a way that works for each person is the same. She is continually motivated by the confidence each student gains after accomplishing a difficult task and is committed to helping students develop a love of learning based on their individual interests and specific abilities. Kaisy is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing and camping and she recently found her new all-time favourite – Bubble Tea!
Paul has a Masters degree in Engineering and a Teaching diploma. He has taught mathematics, physics and computer programming/robotics from the grade 10 to the third year university levels in both Alberta and British Columbia. His many years of teaching experience combined with his one on one tutoring experience will benefit each of the students he works with as Paul loves to demonstrate the relevance in all he teaches.
Leslie has a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, specializing in Financial Analysis and Risk Management. She has extensive experience in tutoring high school mathematics and university level calculus. Leslie has been a peer tutor since high school, and recently moved to tutoring professionally. She is looking to pursue a Bachelor of Education to combine her expertise in math and her love of teaching. She strongly believes in a student-centric, goal-oriented learning environment that focuses on a positive and encouraging attitude
Prior to pursuing education, Leslie gathered a lot of experience working in finance throughout her co-ops and internships. She has worked in the technology, manufacturing, and insurance industry doing a variety of financial analyst roles. In her free time, Leslie enjoys reading and sports. Her favourite activities right now are figure skating and yoga.
Brandon received his Master’s Degree in Computational Physics at the University of Toronto in September of 2021 at the age of 22 and is currently interested in teaching and software development as future career paths.
As a Physics TA at the University of Toronto for over 3 years he has a strong understanding of the necessary skills high school students must develop in order to succeed in any of the STEM-based university programs. Not only was he a TA for Physics but he was also a part of the Physics club and Physics study groups. You could say he pretty much loves Physics.
His teaching experience began in 2016 as a swim and CPR instructor for the City of Toronto. He has since shifted away from aquatics and toward academics using the same style of teaching to suit both verbal and visual based learners. He hopes to curve the reputation of Physics and Math dependent topics as to not include ‘Difficult’, ‘Impossible’ or even ‘Nightmare’ as descriptors by making learning interesting and fun.
In addition to his interest in Physics he also has a passion for music (especially stringed instruments). He played lead electric guitar as part of his high school Motown band for 2 years and was an executive coordinator for the UTM Guitar Club.
Marzieh was born into a family of teachers. She has always believed that teaching is in her DNA. Hence, she has a passion for teaching. She receives intellectual pleasure from explaining physical concepts and seeing students understand them.
Marzieh entered university in 2000 to study physics and become a scientist. After graduating, she taught and tutored younger students. Then, she went on to further her education. In 2013, she was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of North Texas. Since then, she has been engaged in various teaching positions until recently, when she became a postdoctoral fellow at Universite de Montreal.
Her teaching philosophy is that the path to true learning is to learn how to think critically and analytically, not to memorize formulas. In today’s information age, anyone can look up formulas and facts. What’s important is that students internalize the concepts behind the formulas and then learn how to make the connections between them.
Marzieh had the additional advantage of being involved in several business ventures that required her analytical skills. Therefore, she has first-hand knowledge of the differences between “theoretical” and “applied” careers in physics and mathematics. A perspective that many teachers do not have.
Outside of work, Marzieh maintains a healthy lifestyle and works out regularly. She is highly organized and has a Persian white cat named Kati.
Preeti is a graduate student, nearly completing her Master’s of Science degree at York University. She has had extensive experience working as a Teaching Assistant, teaching undergraduate students in biology courses. For example, she taught laboratory skills and theory, and has also guest-lectured in Microbiology. During her time as a Teaching Assistant, she held office hours. During this time, she worked one-on-one or in a small group with her students to assist them on course material and assignments. She has also volunteered as a mentor with children ages 9-12 with Future Possibilities. At this program, she mentored children on completing a goal to help their community.
Preeti’s teaching philosophy is simple: she believes that there is no singular method to optimally teaching a student. Each person learns in their own way–as a result, she makes it her personal goal to tailor her methods to each specific student. Preeti also considers herself to be a lifelong learner, thoroughly enjoying education and working with students.
In her spare time, Preeti likes to cook vegan food, spend time with her cat Chase (and any other animal she meets), do needlepoint embroidery, and play video games. Right now, she prefers PC gaming to console gaming!
Liam is currently studying Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology–an honours bachelor of science program–here at the University of Calgary where he has won several scholarships based on academic prowess and character. Moreover, Liam has four years of tutoring experience, specializing with high-school math and sciences.
Steven was born in Bassano, Alberta and grew up near the town of Gleichen. He studied Astrophysics at the University of Calgary and obtained a Master’s from the University of Ottawa in the field of Isotope Geochemistry. He taught high school Math, Science and English at international schools in China for five years and taught at Foothills Academy in Calgary for two and a half years. Steven is an experienced hiker and mountaineer, having climbed to the top of more than 100 peaks in the Rocky Mountains. He also plays hockey and writes music.