Teaching

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Albert Einstein

The roots of all polynomials of degree 24 with +/-1 as coefficients. Image taken from: http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/the-beauty-of-roots/

Professor

Below you will find a list of the classes I have taught (to date) at the college and university level. These are organized in terms of the semester and school for which they were taught.

As a professor, I am responsible for not only teaching the class, but also preparing lectures, creating and grading exams, and assigning final grades.

Click on any of the links below for more information about the class or the institution where I taught.

Salt Lake Community College

–Spring 2013

  1.      College Algebra 1050
  2.      College Algebra 1090
  3.      Ordinary Differential Equation & Linear Algebra 2250

–Summer 2012

  1. Calculus 1220

–Fall 2012

  1. College Algebra 1050
  2. Business Algebra 1090
  3. Calculus I 1210

University of Utah

–Summer 2012

College Algebra 1010

Utah Valley University

–Summer 2012

  1. Physical Science 1000

— Spring 2012

  1. Physical Science 1000 (2 sections)

Teaching Assistant

I also have extensive experience as a teaching assistant from my time as a graduate student at the University of Utah.

A teaching assistant differs from a professor mainly due to the fact that she or he is not responsible for the students’ final grades in the class. However, a teaching assistant still does a lot of student teaching (as the name suggests).

For more information about these classes, click here.

University of Utah    (2005 -2007)

General Physics 2010

General Physics 2020

Physics for Scientists & Engineers I 2210

Physics Lab for Scientists & Engineers 2215

Physics for Scientists & Engineers II 2220

Quantum Physics I 3210

Quantum Physics II 3220

Supplemental Instructor

As an undergraduate, I was also a Supplemental Instructor for a College Algebra 1010 class at the University of Utah. My duties for this position were to hold two small discussion sections at set times each week where students could come to class and receive help with their homework and questions. It was very similar to being a Teaching Assistant as a graduate student, with the exception that I was not responsible for grading student assignments.

One-On-One Tutoring

I have also helped a variety of students through private tutoring, both on a volunteer and contractual basis. These sessions can be a one time occurrence or a semester long endeavor.

One of my greatest success stories comes from tutoring I did during the summer before entering graduate school. I tutored a man named Robert through a distance learning College Algebra 1010 course that he was taking from the University of Utah. When I started with him, he was only hoping to pass the class. At the end of the semester, I had helped him enough that he ended up receiving a B+ out of the class.

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