Knowledgeable and caring
Silviu has tutored me for high school math and physics (VSB), as well as university math and physics courses at UBC. During the breaks before classes start, Silviu has taught me important concepts for courses (such as MATH 102, MATH 103, and PHYS 131) so I can get ahead. In high school, due to COVID-19, we had barely covered integral calculus and I found it challenging. In university, for MATH 103, I was upset that I did not get the mark I had hoped for on my first midterm, but Silviu encouraged me to not give up and to not let this one mark discourage me from working harder. We continued to go through all the concepts extensively, I was able to improve, and I got 89% as a final mark. Without his help and encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve been able to get this high of a mark. Not only is Silviu a knowledgeable tutor but he genuinely cares about his students.
As well, he places emphasis on common exam-type questions, concepts, and mistakes that students often make, which I found very helpful when preparing for exams. I especially recommend Silviu as a tutor for university math and physics courses because he can fill in the gaps in your knowledge and he knows what he’s doing.