Since I first began to tutor classmates in high school, teaching has been an important part of my life. I would be delighted to have the opportunity to teach and mentor students in my graduate years as a teaching assistant and an instructor.
My goal, in every class I teach, is to make my students stop and think. I urge them to embrace critical and independent thought, a kind of intellectual responsibility, by engaging deeply with texts and then respecting and analyzing their personal reactions to them. If you know who you are in relation to someone else’s ideas, then you’re invested in your society: you care about how people do things.
I have a lot of teaching experience in college courses like precalculus, calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. I am also interested in bringing new approaches to the teaching of existing courses. My goal in teaching will be to empower students to become leaders within their chosen field. To that end, I will try to emphasize critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills in addition to the problem-solving skills that will make them experts in a subject. Finally, because student/mentor relationships are extremely important to student development, I would like to create opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research as early as the summer after their freshman year.
WyzAnt, connect us together, and let us be successful in teaching and studying math since then!
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