ITG Tutors: Jeff Anderson

Jeff is one of our maths and science tutors who holds years of both teaching and tutoring experience. While pursuing his Master’s Degree, Jeff had the opportunity to teach and tutor various math and science classes as well as working as an adjunct professor in Chicago teaching college algebra. Jeff’s wealth of experience, when combined with his natural affinity for science and mathematics, make Jeff an excellent tutor!

1) Can you tell us about your background before joining ITG?

I got a Masters in Applied Math and another Masters in Biophysics and then I spent 10 years in corporate America as a Data Scientist. A year and a half ago, I decided to leave the rat race and have an adventure in Vietnam that allowed me to work with students while exploring a new culture and country.

2) What do you enjoy the most about being a tutor?
I like teaching. As a teacher, you primarily lecture but as a tutor you see the students learn. I feel more like a teacher when I tutor!
3) Have you got a favourite topic to teach?
4) What do you think makes a good tutor?
A good teacher is a motivator and a positive coach. 
5) Do you have a favourite teacher/ tutor from your own education? If so, what was so good about him/ her?
My partial differential equations professor; when he solved math problems it was as though he was reading a story.
Finally, what three items would you bring with you to a desert island?
Food, water and a good big book!