"Teaching isn’t about forcing students to memorize facts and procedures. It is about challenging students to make new discoveries and giving them the tools required to make their ideas a reality. “
Kavan Lam is a passionate and caring teacher who has been teaching Python and computer science at Focus Learning since September 2019. He has over 5+ years of teaching experience spanning across multiple grades and subjects. Before joining Focus Learning, Kavan taught at Sylvan Learning and offered private tutoring sessions teaching mathematics, programming and science. During his years as a student, Kavan studied at the University of Toronto specializing in computer science with an additional major and minor in physics and mathematics respectively. Now holding an Honours Bachelor of Science, he currently works full-time at IXL Learning which is a popular ed tech company in the US as a software engineer. When it comes to his teaching philosophy, Kavan believes in making memorable, fun and intuitive learning experiences for his students. He also expects honesty, commitment and creativity from his students. One of the most important things for Kavan is showing students the applications and connections to real life of what they are learning. Lastly, Kavan strongly believes that teaching isn’t about forcing students to memorize facts and procedures. It is about challenging students to make new discoveries and teaching them the tools required to make their ideas a reality.
Students who are interested but new to the world of programming will love this introductory course in Python.