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Michael Kan (Maths)

Michael Kan (Maths)

Michael is a graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a degree in Risk Management Science, minoring in Statistics. He was one of the first batch of candidates to sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, attaining a 5** and a 5* in the core module and extended module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) of Mathematics respectively. Throughout his undergraduate curriculum, he also enrolled in courses by the department of mathematics such as Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra, University Mathematics for Applications and Appreciation of Mathematics. Michael has been tutoring students of different academic backgrounds, ranging from primary to pre-university schools, since he graduated from La Salle College. Michael endeavours to deliver Mathematics in an entertaining and lively approach through games and applied activities, to share the joy of problem solving with his students, and to nurture their self-confidence and thinking capacity.

“Mental Torture To Humans”. This notorious nickname for Mathematics has been popular among students over the globe for a long time. However, I could hardly disagree more with it. Instead, M4TH3M4T1C5 appears to me as an art of logic and reasoning, a powerful tool applicable to our daily lives, and an enjoyable game of problem solving. M4TH3M4T1C5 is definitely not about robotic training and meaningless computations, but instead is based on application to real life. I look forward to inviting my students to play in a detective game named M4TH3M4T1C5, and strive to be smarter and more confident in the face of mathematical challenges.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Risk Management Science, minor in Statistics)
  • Certificate in Mathematical Olympiad Coaching, awarded by the Chinese Mathematical Society (Level 2)

Student Work

How to Get 5** in DSE Maths

Maths can be a very divisive subject – students either love it or they hate it! But I’ve found that everyone can do well in maths if they just learn a few key strategies. I developed these when studying for the DSE myself, and have honed them through my teaching experience. Here are the three main things I focused on to get 5** at DSE:… Read More