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892
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>91,000
students helped
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Tim

PHYS 157

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions85
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Emma

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions22
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Torah

BIOL 112, BIOL 200

Instructor
since2004
Prep
sessions105
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James

MATH 104, MATH 184

Instructor
since2003
Prep
sessions544
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Antoine

Instructor
since2005
Prep
sessions243
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Luke

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions175
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Christina

COMM 293

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions75
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Mike

CHEM 121, CHEM 154

Instructor
since2014
Prep
sessions23
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Michelle

Instructor
since2016
Prep
sessions4
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Peter

MATH 102

Instructor
since2017
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sessions
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Dr. Tim Bhatnagar

Tim

PHYS 157
Instructor since 2007
85 prep sessions
4822 students helped
Experience
2007 -Physics for Engineers Prep Instructor
2007 -Physics for Science Prep Instructor
2004-11Physics TA
Education
2014PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
2006MESc (Biomedical Engineering)
2004BSc (Applied Mathematics)
2004BESc (Mechanical Engineering)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.73
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.64
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.52
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.69
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.69
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.73
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 65.0%
satisfied 34.6%
not satisfied 0.4%
Emma

Emma

Instructor since 2012
22 prep sessions
1171 students helped
Experience
2016 -Physical Sciences Teaching Fellow
2015 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
2012 -MCAT Chemistry Prep Instructor
2010 -Chemistry and Math Tutor
2010-15Spectroscopy and Inorganic Chemistry Lab Instructor
2014University of Victoria Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching
2012-14Chemistry University Lecturer
2012University of Victoria Department of Chemistry Excellence as a TA
Education
2015PhD (Chemistry)
2010BSc (Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.82
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.68
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.57
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.85
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.73
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.77
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 80.2%
satisfied 19.2%
not satisfied 0.6%

Torah

BIOL 112, BIOL 200
Instructor since 2004
105 prep sessions
9344 students helped
Experience
2015-Biochemistry Prep Instructor
2008-Genetics Prep Instructor
2007-Cell Biology University Instructor
2006-MCAT Biology Prep Instructor
2004-Cell Biology Prep Instructor
2004-6Human Genetics TA
2002-6Cell Biology TA
2002-4Developmental Genetics TA
Education
2009PhD (Molecular Genetics)
2001BSc (Molecular Genetics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.70
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.50
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.40
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.71
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.64
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.61
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 62.9%
satisfied 36.4%
not satisfied 0.7%
James Nguyen

James

MATH 104, MATH 184
Instructor since 2003
544 prep sessions
34259 students helped
Experience
2003-Math Prep Instructor
2005-12Physical Chemistry TA
2001-6High School Science Instructor
2002Math Tutor
Education
2015MBA (Strategy, Finance)
2012DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
2007MSc (Physical Chemistry)
2006BSc (Mathematics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.99
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.92
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.91
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.97
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.99
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.97
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 87.8%
satisfied 12.1%
not satisfied 0.1%

Antoine

Instructor since 2005
243 prep sessions
28509 students helped
Experience
2010 -Differential Equations Prep Instructor
2005 -CEGEP Math Instructor (Tenured)
2005 -Calculus (all levels) Prep Instructor
2005 -Linear Algebra Prep Instructor
2005 -Probability Prep Instructor
2001-4University Math Instructor
Education
2002-9Partial PhD Completion (Mathematics)
2005Certificate in University Teaching
2002MSc (Mathematics)
2000BSc (Mathematics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.81
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.63
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.60
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.75
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.65
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.72
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 75.9%
satisfied 23.7%
not satisfied 0.4%

Luke

Instructor since 2007
175 prep sessions
22267 students helped
Experience
2007-Dynamics, Physics, and Statics Prep Instructor
2007-Electricity and Magnetism Prep Instructor
2007-MCAT Physics Prep Instructor
2007Oscillations and Waves Lecturer
2004-6Physics Lab Demonstrator
2005Communications for Physicists Lecturer
2002-4Physics Tutor
2002-3Online Physics Course Co-developer
2002-3Electronics Lab Demonstrator
Education
2005MSc (Physics)
2004MSc (Physics)
2002BSc (Physics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.73
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.61
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.43
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.71
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.51
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.65
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 72.6%
satisfied 26.6%
not satisfied 0.8%
Christina Weekes

Christina

COMM 293
Instructor since 2007
75 prep sessions
3377 students helped
Experience
2007 -Accounting Prep Instructor
2005 -Accounting Tutor
2006-11Accounting TA
Education
2008BComm (Accounting)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.53
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.44
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.56
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.62
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.47
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.56
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 69.6%
satisfied 28.9%
not satisfied 1.5%
Mike Moore

Mike

CHEM 121, CHEM 154
Instructor since 2014
23 prep sessions
1271 students helped
Experience
2016 -Nanoscience University Instructor
2014 -Chemistry Prep Instructor
2013-16Analytical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience Guest Lecturer
2012-15Analytical and General Chemistry Tutor
2013-14Assistant Laboratory Coordinator for General Chemistry
2012-13Analytical and General Chemistry TA
2010Philosophy Tutor
2007-8Math and Physics Tutor
Education
2015 -PhD (Chemical Education)
2014MSc (Industrial Chemistry)
2012HBSc (Nanoscience)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.80
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.65
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.49
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.86
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.64
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.79
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 68.8%
satisfied 30.9%
not satisfied 0.2%
Michelle Ou

Michelle

Instructor since 2016
4 prep sessions
164 students helped
Experience
2016 -Biology Prep Instructor
2011-14Human Biology Head TA
2012-13Fundamentals of Physiology TA
2012Molecular Genetics TA
2007-8Chemistry Tutor
Education
2016 -MD
2014MSc (Biology and Comparative Physiology)
2011BSc (Biology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.74
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.59
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.50
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.38
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.52
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.61
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 47.7%
satisfied 52.3%
not satisfied 0%
Peter Gustainis

Peter

MATH 102
Instructor since 2017
prep sessions
students helped
Experience
2016-17Physics Lab Lecturer
2015-17Physics TA
Education
2017-Bed (Teacher Education)
2017MSc (Physics)
2015BSc (Mathematical Physics)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
Student satisfaction
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Saghar

Biol 241, Biol 311, Chem 351
Instructor since 2010
10 prep sessions
427 students helped
Experience
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Mechanics 
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Statics
2012–presentTutor, Statics, Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials
2012–13TA, Engineering Mechanics II
2012–13TA, Mechanics of Solids 
2011-13TA Mechanics of Materials 
2011TA, Engineering Economics
2010TA, Engineering Design & Communication 
Education
2012–presentPh.D. [Mechanical Engineering]
2012M.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
2009B.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
3.79
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.71
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.58
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
1.75
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.83
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.75
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 31%
satisfied 68%
not satisfied 1%