Michael Sinclair

My first experience with the theories found in most University statistics courses came during my years as a TA and Head TA at the University of Ottawa. From the beginning I realized that there was a huge difference between understanding the course material and being able to teach it to others. I spent my years as a TA gathering an indepth knowledge of the different concepts while focusing on breaking them down into terms that average students could understand and relate to. As a result, I would regularily see an overwhelming number of students attending weekly reviews and space would be limited to standing room only.

Upon graduating I decided to continue teaching privately to both graduate and undergraduate students helping them to prepare for their upcoming exams. Because of the extremely high rate of success students that have attended my reviews see on their finals, semester after semester there is a high demand for the reviews.

Outside of the Classroom I have had the opportunity to apply these methods in the real world developing statistical models for Industry Canada, Large Canadian Real Estate Companies and in a number of online web applications.

Courses Taught: ADM2302 (U of O), ADM2303 (U of O), ADM2304 (U of O), ADM2350 (U of O), ADM3301 (U of O), STAT2606 (Carleton), STAT2607 (Carleton), MORE COURSES COMING SOON!

Teaching Philosophy

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify .... One of the biggest problems we see and hear from students and clients is that everything seems so complicated. It is important when teaching these topics that the content is relayed in terms that average person can understand. With the use of specifically designed examples and relevant diagrams we are able to break each topic down to its' simplest form and then explain how it all fits together.

For each course we provide a great deal of support material for students to help them study or to take with them to the exam. This can include problem sheets, tree diagrams, cheatsheets and more.