Morgan Sun

Morgan S.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Middle School, High School, College
Hi! I take a fundamentally different approach to teaching mathematics compared to many math teachers and professors. That's because a lot of my math experience comes math competitions and olympiads, rather than classwork. I qualified for the American Invitational Math Exam four times during high school, and I also tied for 4th place on the B-level Geometry portion of the 2016 Princeton University Math Competition.

While memorization and tricks might get you past a school exam, they won't get you very far on these competitions. Instead, you need to have a deep and fundamental understanding of the subject matter. You also need the ability to figure out how to pick apart and attack completely new types of problems that you haven't ever seen the likes of.

These two abilities are what I truly care about instilling in my students. That's why, strangely, when I tutor, my objective is to give as little information about the subject matter as possible. Instead, I try to lead the student in a direction where they'll be able to unravel the problem on their own, leading to a better overall understanding. I'll also introduce general problem-solving techniques and habits that the student'll be able to apply to a wide range of other problems.

As cliche as the adage about teaching a man to fish is, I think it describes my teaching philosophy perfectly. If you agree with me, then I think we'll be a great fit!

About Morgan S.

I'm currently an engineering science student at the University of Toronto, working towards a bachelors in robotics. In my spare time, I'm an avid programmer and tinkerer; right now I'm working on a metroidvania-type video game in Unity, as well as a convolutional NN for stock price prediction. I'm hoping to pursue a career in machine intelligence, but I'm also extremely interested in the world of embedded processing and low-level programming.

In high school, I threw myself into math and physics olympiads. At the time, I mostly did it for the thrill of competition with my peers, but during the process, I developed logical thinking and problem solving abilities which I now treasure far more than the dusty plaques, medals, and certificates sitting in my parents' basement. My experiences in competitive math and physics have taught me that the ability to learn - rapidly and effectively - is one of the most valuable things that a person can have, and that's what I try to develop in all of my students.


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Morgan's the best math tutor I've ever got. He's super detail-oriented and very, extremely patient in his way of explaining the approaches to you. If you ever feel like you didn't quite get the idea behind a solution that was given to you, I'd suggest talk it over with him and he'd make sure to relay things to you in the simplest, easiest way to understand possible. He's truly passionate when it comes to math, so he tries and makes math a fun thing to learn for you!

Posted Jan 14, 2020


Machine Learning Intern
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Development of internal Python-based libraries and tools for financial data processing. This included on data processing and preparation using Pandas and Pyspark, as well as systems to automate the creation, training, testing, and tuning of Keras models.

Personal Tutor
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018


Competition geometry, combinatorics, and probability in preparation for the AMC10 exam.


Sep 2017 - Present

University of Toronto

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