Connor Waslo

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I love the feeling when I understand a new concept, and it’s like a light bulb turns on. That moment of clarity is something that I want to share with others. Few things make me as happy as witnessing that in somebody that I am teaching. At school, I have had the opportunity to be both a mentor and a tutor, and these are some of my fondest high school memories. I’ve had great times with the students I’ve mentored and cannot wait to share this experience with others.

Current Senior at BASIS Phoenix

Tutor Profile

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Education & Resume

Schooling History:
• BASIS Phoenix

Volunteer Experience:
• Phoenix Public Library
• Circle the City
• Mentor at BASIS Phoenix and BASIS Scottsdale Primary
• Teaching programming at the Boys and Girls Club

• BASIS Phoenix Student of the Year (2015-17)
• SW Confucius Institute Regional Speech Mandarin Competition Best Speech (2017)
• National AP Scholar

Tutoring Experience

Years Tutored:
•  I have tutored for 4 years.

Topics I specialize in tutoring:
• Computer Science
• Math
• Economics
• Physics
• Mandarin,
• Chemistry
• Biology
• History

Teaching Style:
• Visual
• Verbal
• Aural

Significant Mentor or Teacher that has impacted my life:
• My basketball coach, Mr. V, is the reason that I started playing sports. He has taught me how to convert anxiety or nerves into productivity. His lessons have permanently changed my mindset.

The key to being a good student:
• Being able to prioritize what is immediately important and setting goals (short term and long term) are essential to success. Once a student has an idea of what they’re going to focus on, it becomes a matter of perseverance. Some subjects are hard to understand, but consistent, repeated efforts to understand them will always pull through. There’s no shame in getting something wrong. Wrong answers lead to correct answers later.


• My favorite sports to play are Basketball, volleyball, hockey
• My favorite sports team is Phoenix Suns
• My favorite sports player is Devin Booker on the Phoenix Suns

Favorite Books:
• Start With Why, 1984

Biggest Role Model:
• My dad, Kobe Bryant

Favorite place to eat:
• Shakeshack


Five words to describe me:
• Passionate
• Competitive
• Patient
• Determined
• Optimistic

Wisdom or Funny Phrase that is symbolic of your personality:
• “Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant

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We believe that in order for students to be empowered, it is vital that they are matched with the right person that can relate to them and their academic needs. We hope to match you to a tutor that you can empower and grow with.

It is important for you to know that as parents/guardians, your background, lifestyle and habits have an important role in your child’s behavior and motivations.

My name is Priya Ann Panicker. I have a Bachelors Degree in Optometry from India. The Genius Factory has played a big factor in my life—I started at the genius factory in desperate need for help with my OAT’s. Studying at times is tedious and annoying, but with help from the Genious Factory, studying seemed easy and fun.This facility has taught me that seeing each topic as stories and pneumonics makes it easier to remember facts. Mo Joe, the founder, is an amazing tutor. He is eager to help you you in anyway possible. Thank you so much for inspiring me and guiding me towards my future goals. Priya P

Full Time Student

Being a small business owner myself, I shopped around and found this business to be the best investment for my daughters future. She attends Basis Scottsdale, a college prep school, whose advanced curriculum is intense, fast paced and highly competitive. When my daughter started having difficulty in the 6th grade, we sought the help of Mr. Ghani aka “Mo Joe”. Thanks to Mo Joe’s tutoring, she has turned her grades around. He has tutored our daughter for over a year in physics, algebra, chemistry, biology and other areas of study. Not only has he turned her grades around, he has built up her confidence and changed her attitude towards studying and school in general. Mo Joe is extremely knowledgeable but what we equally love about him is his energetic, highly-positive personality. He can cut through the toughest bad attitude in a kid just by being himself because he is so personable and sincerely cares about his students. The Genius Factory is an awesome tutoring facility due to a staff of professional experts who specialize in all subjects. Wendy Z

Full Time Student

I began working with the Genius Factory Fall of 2014 and the moment I walked in for my first tutoring session, I knew I was off to a great start. The tutors are helpful, caring and really cater to your educational needs. I had the pleasure of being tutored by Mo Joe; he was most knowledgeable and understanding. When I thought grasping a certain subject was going to be impossible, he assured me we would work together until I could feel 100% comfortable with the study material. I can honestly say the Genius Factory is the best place I could have gone for help. Going to school and working full time is a challenge especially when you don’t accommodate to your professors’ office hours to get help. Moreover, being a student at the Genius Factory has improved my personal lifestyle. I don’t feel stressed or anxious when leaving a lecture room anymore because I know I will get the extra help I need with my tutor.I continue to recommend the Genius Factory because it has improved my methods of studying and gave me a different perspective on learning. Jessica P

Full Time Student


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