Senior Science Tutor
Simon has a Master of Science degree (in Physiology) and a Hons. Bachelor of Science degree (majors in Psychology and Human Biology), both from the University of Toronto. His Master’s thesis was about how certain types of fat in the bloodstream are associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents and how these associations can be used to predict later onset of cardiovascular disease. In his spare time, Simon enjoys spending time with his three-year old godson and with friends, reading, listening to music (country, choral, orchestra, folk, and rock), spending time outdoors (hiking, camping, and canoeing, for example), biking, and playing sports (especially soccer and racquet sports). Besides working as a tutor, Simon is studying for entrance exams, which he hopes will allow him to pursue a career as a physician or in a related field that applies ethics and problem-based thinking to ‘real life’ situations. He enjoys tutoring as he believes that education is a way of providing others the means for making better choices and living more fulfilling lives. He specifically enjoys tutoring children and teenagers, as he believes that teaching can be reciprocal, and that every so often, a child’s point of view can lend adults new and helpful perspectives on life.