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Our team of prep instructors at Victoria collectively has:

35
years of experience
126
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>8,000
students helped
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Tim

Instructor
since2007
Prep
sessions85
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Emma

CHEM 231

Instructor
since2012
Prep
sessions22
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Morteza

PHYS 102

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Trevor

MATH 100

Instructor
since2017
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Dane

Instructor
since2016
Prep
sessions3
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Hannah

CHEM 101

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since2017
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Dr. Tim Bhatnagar

Tim

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

CHEM 231
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%
Morteza Razavi

Morteza

PHYS 102
Instructor since
prep sessions
students helped
Experience
Education
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
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Trevor Godley

Trevor

MATH 100
Instructor since 2017
prep sessions
students helped
Experience
2013-Math Tutor
2016-17Math/Science Workshop Leader
2016-17Mad Science Instructor
2013-16High School Math and Physics Tutor
Education
2012BSc (Mechanical Engineering)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
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Dane Campbell

Dane

Instructor since 2016
3 prep sessions
46 students helped
Experience
2015-16Cell Biology and Genetics TA
2002-16Biology and Chemistry Tutor
Education
2016BSc (Biology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.18
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
4.69
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
4.92
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.48
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
4.98
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.02
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 33.7%
satisfied 64.4%
not satisfied 2.0%
Hannah Sinclair

Hannah

CHEM 101
Instructor since 2017
prep sessions
students helped
Experience
2017-Chemistry IB High School Teacher
2017Chemistry AP High School TA
2015-17Chemistry 101/102 TA
Education
2017MSc (Chemistry)
2015BSc (Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
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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%