Instructor: 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 saw an overwhelming number of students attending weekly reviews and space would be limited to standing room only.
After graduating, I saw an opportunity 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, there is a high demand for the reviews, semester after semester.
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify .... One of the biggest problems I 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 the average person can understand. With the use of specifically designed examples and relevant diagrams, I am able to break each topic down to its simplest form and then explain how it all fits together.
For each course I 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, cheat sheets and more.
With the new government restrictions in place and a shift to online learning and virtual classrooms, I have found a great online program called ClickMeeting that allows me to be just as effective relaying the material virtually as I would be in person.
Outside the Class Room
I have always been an entrepreneur, I have been starting and managing businesses since I was a teenager. I am always looking for new opportunities. When I am not tutoring or teaching lectures, I am working on my other businesses that include retail services, web development, real estate and investing.
One of the amazing parts of Examreviews.ca is that I get to meet so many unique students with all different personalities, strengths and weaknessess. I have always wanted to create a business where I can provide jobs that are the right fit for students. Imagine going into an interview where you are asked "What would your like to do? Sales? Finance? Marketing? Operations?" and the position you are given is based on your answer.