Teaching Experience

  • Mentor, "Be a Scientist" science outreach program, Community Resources for Science, Spring 2016, Fall 2016
    • Volunteered in a 7th grade science classroom once a week for 6 weeks.
    • Worked directly with a small group of students to help them design, carry out, and analyze research experiments. Discussed careers in science and STEM.
  • Discussion Leader, Physics 211 (Classical Mechanics), UIUC, Spring 2010
    • Led a discussion class (24 students) once a week.
    • Responsibilities included writing and presenting an introductory lecture to the material, assisting with in-class assignments, and administering a weekly quiz. Graded in-class group work and quizzes. Proctored exams.
    • Presented with Excellence in Teaching Award, for teaching performance as rated by students.
  • Discussion Leader, Physics 213/214 (Thermodynamics/Quantum Mechanics), UIUC, Spring 2009
    • Led two discussion classes (24 students each) each week.
    • Responsibilities included writing and presenting an introductory lecture to the material, assisting with in-class assignments, and administering a weekly quiz. Graded in-class group work and quizzes. Proctored exams.
    • Presented with Excellence in Teaching Award, for teaching performance as rated by students.
  • Grader, Physics 8.02T (Electricity and Magnetism), MIT, Spring 2006, Spring 2008
    • Corrected problem sets assigned to participants in the Physics II course.
  • Tutor, Physics 8.01L (Classical Mechanics), MIT, January 2008
    • Led small group tutoring sessions.
  • Teaching Assistant, Physics and Music 8.A14, MIT, Fall 2007
    • Assisted professor in leading weekly discussions with freshman seminar participants. Helped participants with issues regarding transition to undergraduate life.
  • Teaching Assistant, Physics 8.01T (Classical Mechanics), MIT, Fall 2005, Fall 2007
    • Assisted course participants with laboratory experiments. Graded in-class quizzes, assignments, and lab write-ups.
  • Course Instructor, Introduction to Western Music, HSSP, MIT, Summer 2007
    • Designed and taught a six-week course in western music history with asides to look at other musical traditions (one of two instructors for course). Encouraged class participation in the form of student performances and student-led discussions of their favorite musicians. Emphasized historical context of modern music.
  • Teaching Assistant, The STIMULUS Project, University of Cambridge, Spring 2007
    • Volunteered to assist with science lessons and labs in a third grade classroom once a week.
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