You already KNOW what I am going to say about Matin: this guy is one INCREDIBLE math student. I am quite certain that his cumulative average for his entire time in my class is over 100%. It's so high that it's almost embarrassing (to me). I mean, if a student gets OVER 100% does that mean s/he knows more than the teacher? Hmmm... maybe.
In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, there was a question on the Permutations homework that someone (Melanie?) was asking me about. She wasn't getting the answer in the back of the book (BOB!!). I looked it over and ALSO wasn't getting the indicated answer. However, I still wasn't positive. What to do? No problem. I called Matin over and asked him to check our work. Success! He got the same answer as Melanie and me. No more doubts; BOB was wrong.
Besides being a great student, Matin is also a super guy. He has always been very respectful and friendly to me... to EVERYONE! He volunteers a lot of his time with tutoring and helping out with math club. You couldn't be in better hands if Matin is helping you with your Math difficulties! Go ahead and ask; he's very willing to help.
One thing I love about Matin is his propensity for laughing and having fun. He's got a giant smile and a great little chuckle. He has figured out the perfect balance between working hard (and achieving incredible results) and having fun. I would go as far as to say that I have witnessed him acting silly at times... and I love it! Life is too important to be taken seriously all the time!
Matin is one of my grade 12 students who I likely need to say "Sorry" to for not challenging enough. I wish you all the best at university Matin. I know you will be successful. Set your goals (very) high. There is no reason for you not to achieve them all. Thanks for being in my class. I will miss you!