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Students across the globe have realised the importance of Udacity mentors. One such student is Tae-Hee who not only appreciates the contribution of his mentor, Karan, for helping him graduate from the Data Analyst Nanodegree program but also thinks that without him he would not have been able to graduate from the program.

Tell us something about yourself 

I am Tae-Hee Cho and I live in Seoul, Republic of Korea. I graduated from Peking University (B.A. Journalism). I worked as a translator and I am currently looking to transition into a career in Data Science.

When and why did you enrol for a Udacity Nanodegree program? How did it benefit you?

I started my Data Analyst Nanodegree in March of 2019. Through the program, I’ve been able to acquire knowledge about many important subjects related to the field like statistics, data wrangling, exploratory data analysis, machine learning, data visualization, and more.

The Nanodegree program was also good because I got to work on projects that forced me to apply concepts and theories that I learned throughout the course. And those carefully evaluated project reviews provided me with good feedback and ideas to improve my analysis or code skills. I think Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree program has laid a strong foundation for me by providing me with a basic introduction to the field of data science.

Karan has been your mentor during the Nanodegree program. What do you have to say about him?

Karan has been  my 2nd mentor during my Nanodegree program, as my 1st mentor had to drop out in the middle of the term for some reason.

Karan Thacker is a great communicator. He has always been able to clearly explain what my problems are. He’s especially good  at providing easy-to-understand examples to help you grasp the idea, particularly when I was struggling to understand the theory of statistics and math during the Data Analyst Nanodegree program. 

Also, he is very dedicated and always gives feedback on the  code that I send him. He’s always been punctual for the video calls that I schedule, despite the time difference.

Do you think you could have graduated from the Nanodegree program without a mentor?

My answer is: No.

Your relationship with your mentor is heart warming. We wish you all the best in you future endeavours.

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