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Satchel Page

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What is one thing you want students to know about you? 

Math is a serious obstacle for a lot of people. Even though I'm a math tutor, I was never really a big math person in high school. Until grade 12, it wasn't at all my intention to pursue anything remotely math related. I had an incredibly captivating physics teacher who inspired a curiosity in me around how the world worked, so I decided to pursue physics! Catching up in math after years of neglect to a point where my grades would be competitive was a huge challenge for me, it felt truly insurmountable at times, but I made it through. Conquering math is hard, but with the right motivation and people in your corner we can all do it, and it's a great passion of mine to help students in similar situations overcome difficult courses like math to continue to pursue their goals!

What's your educational background?

I went to Rosedale Heights School of the Arts for highschool with a focus on visual arts and music. I then went to the University of Toronto (St. George campus) where I graduated with a double major in Physics and Economics and a minor in Mathematics

What are 4-5 personality traits you would use to describe yourself?

1. Positive 2. Creative 3. Hard Working 4. Incredible sense of humour

Name your favourite TV show, movie, and song:

These all change almost daily, but right now I'd say

Favourite TV show: Mind Hunter

Favourite movie: The Dark Knight

Favourite song: Because I'm Me - The Avalanches

What are some of your hobbies?

I've played guitar for almost 15 years and play every day if I can so that's probably my primary hobby! But I've also always loved football, drawing and graphic design.

What was your favourite subject in high school?


What is something you would tell your younger self in high school?

When I started highschool, I thought I would end up doing a degree in music and ended up going into physics! If I could, I'd tell my younger self not to discount anything, because you never know where your interests are going to align down the road. For me, I wish I made more of an effort to keep up with math earlier in high school. I discredited it because I was "never going to use it in real life," and now my life revolves around it! You never know, so give your all to whatever you're doing even if it's not your main interest right now. 

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