My name is Shak Unvalla and I have been tutoring students since 2004. I started to tutor my class mates while I was in high school and since have continued because I realized I have a passion for teaching. I come from a family of teachers so I'm guessing that's where the passion comes from.
I am a graduate from the University of Waterloo and have a Bachelor of Science degree. During my time in university I continued to teach high school students and on occasion tutored university students as well. In addition to tutoring students, I also work at Essel Learning Centre for Gifted Students where I have taught Advanced Physics and Advanced Chemistry and currently teaching a lower level science course.
I have a well rounded background in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics - more specifically Algebra, Calculus & Complex Analysis.
I attended Michael Power/St. Joseph High School where I was graduated from the International Baccalaureate program. Equipped with that knowledge, I set my sights on the world of physics at the University of Waterloo. Some of my best years thus far were spent studying there. Some might argue that little practical knowledge is passed on in typical physics programs. However, there is a more subtle process that took place for me and my fellow students; one that altered our analytical skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities also. It is this that really made the program valuable. I graduated from this program with honours in 2010. Since then, I have taught physics during the summer at Essel Learning Centre for advanced studies. The goal of this centre is to go above and beyond the standard Ontario curriculum and prepare secondary school students for university. I found it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, especially when the more interesting (and perhaps less commonly taught) topics were covered.
High school - All grades - Mathematics, Algebra, Chemistry, Physics.
College - Calculus 1 & 2, Chemistry 1 & 2 and Physics.