Danny Luo Data Scientist, UToronto Math & Physics Student

My Experience as a TA

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I’ve always loved to teach. In high school, I lead an AP Physics group for one and a half years in which I taught my fellow students the AP Physics B curriculum in preparation for the AP examination. I found teaching to be a very fulfilling experience. It added a new dimension of meaning to my knowledge: I didn’t learn just for my own sake but also so I may help others learn.

In my first year at the University of Toronto, I resolved to become a Teaching Assistant. At UofT, TAs mainly teach tutorials, small interactive classes that focus on the practical applications of concepts taught in lectures. I was motivated by my own experiences in tutorials: the usefulness of having a good TA and the frustration of having a bad one. I wanted to be that good TA.

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Book List

My Book List is now live! Come take a look at what I’ve read so far.

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HackOn(Data) 2016

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For our third-place project description, click here
For the video of our presentation, click here

Last September, I participated in HackOn(Data), a two-day data hackathon in Toronto. It was the first year it was held and one of the few data science competitions in Toronto. I learned a lot, met similar-minded data enthusiasts and even ended up winning third-place with my teammate Chris!

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Thus ends my 5-month flirtation with the modernist semi-auto-biography — or Künstlerroman, as the elitists say — detailing the artist’s maturation and coming to grips with Ireland and Catholicism.

“When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets”

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The Beginning

This is the first post on the blog by Danny Luo.

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