Teaching

In formal and informal environments, I’ve taught preschoolers, high school seniors, graduate students, and everyone in between.  It was a great honor to receive an undergraduate teaching award during my senior year at Carnegie Mellon, and I love to hear my students’ and colleagues’ feedback in teaching evaluations (available upon request).

Here’s an overview of my formal experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students:

Instructor: Research Methods in Child Development
San Jose State University, Laurie College of Education
August 2015 – December 2015, August 2013 – December 2013

  • Created lecture slides and in-class activities to teach required introductory research methods class to undergraduate Child Development majors
  • Designed and implemented homework assignments, in-class assessments, reading responses, exams, and final research project grading criteria
  • Quantitative and open-ended Teaching Evaluations available on request 

 

Teaching Assistant: Core Mechanics for Learning
Stanford Graduate School of Education, Professor Daniel L. Schwartz
January 2015 – March 2015, January 2014 – March 2014

  • Assisted with course activities on design principles to promote learning
  • Discussed final research project ideas, implementation, and statistical analyses with student project groups made up of undergraduate, masters, and PhD students

 

Teaching Assistant: Induction, Proof, Discovery, & Statistics
Stanford Graduate School of Education, Professor Daniel L. Schwartz
September 2012 – December 2012

  • Helped to develop course content on human induction and create inductive activities to teach conceptual understanding of statistics
  • Graded homework assignments and met with students to review concepts
  • Led discussions of canonical research articles on inductive learning

 

Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Psychology
Carnegie Mellon Psychology Department, Professor Kenneth Kotovsky
January 2009 – May 2009

  • Taught two weekly hour-long sections including lab demonstrations, review of lecture topics, and development of individual research papers
  • Held office hours and consultation meetings
  • Graded exams, weekly homework assignments, and term papers for 300-person lecture course

 

Writing Assistant: Intermediate French II
Carnegie Mellon Modern Languages Department, Professor Bonnie Youngs
August 2008 – May 2009

  • Conducted three individual meetings per semester with 5-10 students regarding writing assignments in French
  • Provided writing suggestions such as grammatical corrections, stylistic edits, and content revisions