DAVID ALEXANDER, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.
David obtained his B.Sc. in mathematics from Concordia University in Montreal. While specializing in mathematics during his B.Sc., David took nearly all available theoretical physics courses out of an interest in applying the mathematics he was studying. David further obtained both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University in Montreal in the areas of insurance and financial mathematics, which also required him to study economics and finance.
David has over 20 years of teaching experience at the College and University level in physics, mathematics, probability and statistics, finance, and economics. In Montreal, between 1994 and 2003, David taught at Centennial College, Dawson College, Concordia University and McGill University. While at Concordia, David was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching award. Between 2003 and 2014 David taught at two Universities in New Zealand, first at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and then at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
David finds teaching very rewarding. He enjoys crafting intelligible explanations to convey understanding and especially enjoys those moments in which a student experiences a flash of understanding.
He is patient and encouraging, providing the kind of support needed to learners not feeling very confident about his or her studies.