MEET THE TEAM
DR. JAY HERATH, PHD
Dr. Herath has successfully mentored countless high school & university students, including professional athletes, Ivy League students, and students who face mental, financial, and household challenges. He holds degrees in science, philosophy, chemistry, and biology.
MATH & SCIENCES
DR. JAY HERATH, PHD
DR. SAM AZIZI, PHD
MR. KO, MSC
Chemistry, Biology, Medicine
Calculus, Statistics, Precalculus
Statistics, Physics, Calculus
Metro Van Tutoring's President, Jay Herath, is university professor at the University of British Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Herath has a wealth of experience in teaching chemistry, biology/microbiology, and medicine to students. Dr. Herath emphasizes teaching students the academic curriculum alongside other holistic skills, which allow students to succeed in later education and beyond.
With over 17 years of experience teaching mathematics, Dr. Azizi holds a PhD in Commutative Algebra & Module Theory. He is a reviewer of the Mathematical Reviews Journal of the AMS, and an author of a high school Calculus book. Dr. Azizi specializes in teaching higher level math courses, including upper year SFU and UBC courses. He also has extensive experience preparing students for the SAT I, SAT II Math I & II subject tests, AP Calculus AB & BC, and AP Statistics exams.
At the age of 4, Alex set a world record for memorization of flags. Alex has won numerous regional and provincial tournaments, alongside being 2x BC Junior Champion. Alex has a wealth of experience in tutoring students in math and chess, and is currently providing tutoring services in precalculus to a number of Metro Van Tutoring students.
Nazam is very qualified in teaching in a number of educational environments ranging from academically gifted to behaviorally challenging. He has dealt effectively with educational objectives and IRP’s in classroom environments. An experienced and qualified proctor for online Math/Physics course examinations with excellent communication skills, and fluent mastery in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu, he is also the course director for various summer science courses.
Mr. Ko teaches university statistics, physics and 1st year calculus.
ENGLISH & HUMANITIES
JUSTIN KO, JD
English, LSAT Prep
Justin Ko, a licensed New York state attorney and graduate from Harvard Law School as well as UBC, is Metro Van Tutoring's advisor for the LSAT. Mr. Ko also attended University of California, Berkeley, and St. George’s boys school. He is committed to providing high-quality consulting for high school students looking to pursue post secondary education at reputable institutions. Mr. Ko prepares students for the SAT, SAT II Literature subject test, LSAT, and all levels of English in high school.
DEREK JAMES, BA
English, Test Prep
Derek James has recently joined the Metro Van Team and will be teaching classes in English and Standardized Test Prep.
Kineseology and Biology
Metro Van is proud to have Jake on our team- he is well organized and an enthusiastic young teacher. Jake is completing his Bachelors in Kinesiology at UBC and is a research assistant at both Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. He was a hockey referee for a decade, spending the last four years in the National Program of Excellence. Jake continues to teach officiating, work on traumatic brain injury research, and teach Kinesiology-related subjects.