Teaching Philosophy

I emphasize problem solving skills by guiding students to piece together information to reach new conclusions. Research in STEM education suggests active learning classrooms are more effective for all students and especially for students from underrepresented groups. I utilize active learning through regular in-class problem sets which are designed to require creative problem solving rather than quoting memorized information.

Instruction

Instructor of Record

 

Northwestern University

  • MATH 240 Linear Algebra
    Spring 2022

  • MATH 300 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
    Fall 2021

  • MATH 230-2 Multivariable Integral Calculus
    Spring 2020

  • MATH 228-1 Multivariable Differential Calculus for Engineering
    Winter 2020

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • MATH 383 First Course in Differential Equations
    Spring 2018

  • MATH 233 Multivariable Calculus
    Summer 2017

  • MATH 116 Intuitive Calculus
    Fall 2016

  • MATH 130 Precalculus
    Fall 2015

Invited Instruction

  • Semiclassical Analysis Course TA
    Summer Northwestern Analysis Program

    August 2019

  • Analysis Boot Camp
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    August 2016/2017/2018
    Invited by department to teach intensive review for incoming graduate students

  • Analysis Comprehensive Exam Review
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Summer 2016
    Invited by department to prepare graduate students for Analysis Comprehensive Exam

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • MATH 653 Introductory Analysis
    Fall 2017

  • MATH 533 Elementary Theory of Numbers
    Fall 2015

  • MATH 521 Advanced Calculus
    Summer 2015

  • MATH 547 Linear Algebra with Applications
    Summer 2015

  • MATH 523 Complex Analysis
    Spring 2015

  • MATH 534 Elements of Modern Algebra
    Spring 2015

  • MATH 381 Discrete Mathematics
    Fall 2014

Inquiry-Based Learning

Mentoring

AWM Mentor Network

  • Organized newly created AWM Mentor Network

  • Mentor to 2 undergraduate members of the AWM Student Chapter 

Other Mentoring

  • Assisting in directing Difan Li's undergraduate research under my advisor, Dr. Jason Metcalfe

  • Developed mentoring relationship with undergraduate math major after tutoring him in Advanced Calculus and Elementary Number Theory