September 26, 2017 Spotlight Tutor-Mentor
This week’s Spotlight Tutor-Mentor is Scott Phillips. Scott has a Bachelor of Science in math from the University of Toronto. Scott is great in math, but more importantly he is excellent in explaining the difficult concepts to students. Scott is encouraging and patient and works hard to help his students succeed. We asked him a few questions about what makes him such a great Tutor-Mentor.
The most enriching experience for me is enabling my students to apply themselves effectively to achieve even greater heights. Every student I’ve had the pleasure of working with has come to me as diligent and hard-working, so the privilege of helping them see the merit of their efforts is the best aspect of being a Tutor-Mentor, by far.
My first love of academia was mathematics. There is an intrinsic beauty to mathematical expression that makes the effort of understanding its subtle nuances a worthy endeavour. Assisting others with the tough parts to uncover that beauty, and passing on that passion, is one of the most rewarding outlets I have ever had the good fortune to experience.
My favourite moment as a Tutor-Mentor is actually more of an experience. It is the “Eureka!” moment. There is nothing more invigorating, rewarding and pure than to watch someone put all the pieces together and attain new knowledge. The longer the pursuit of that particular piece of the puzzle, the better the rush of excitement that grips you when they manage to connect the dots all by themselves.
Truthfully, being a Tutor-Mentor is extremely fun. Otherwise, I enjoy reading books on academics to broaden my horizons, playing guitar, and the occasional game of pick-up soccer.
000It’s true that not all learning is done in the classroom, but without the structure of tests, assignments, and deadlines,
001This week’s Spotlight Tutor-Mentor is Eiger Tolledo! Eiger teaches math in Scarborough. He is a graduate of U of T