TeachingI enjoy working closely with students in a variety of math classes and helping them gain mathematical confidence and communication skills. In all of my classes, I make sure to include time for students to work with each other. In addition to my teaching experience, I was a part of the fully online Project NeXT cohort in 2020.
Davidson CollegeAll courses at Davidson meet for 2.5 hours/week. Students are expected to put in significant time outside class, more similar to a four credit hour class. This time includes reading or watching videos to prepare for the next class, in addition to homework assignments and studying.
MAT 108, Exploring Mathematical Ideas, Fall 2023
MAT 150, Linear Algebra,
- Spring 2024
- Fall 2023
- Fall 2022,[Syllabus]
MAT 255, Number Theory,
MAT 113, Calculus 2, Spring 2023.
MAT 160, Calculus 3, Fall 2022. [Syllabus] Exams include a closed-book, 3 hour take home exam, and a longer, homework syle Written Investigation that explores topics in more depth.
The Ohio State University
MATH 4573, Elementary Number Theory, Instructor.
- Spring 2022, [Syllabus][Homework Submission Guidelines]
- Spring 2021 [Syllabus]. Online, project heavy, active learning. Students read the book before class, then work on problems together in class.
- Spring 2020, [Syllabus]
MATH 2194, Recreation Mathematics and Outreach, co-Instructor. [Syllabus]. Course that uses hands-on math actitivies to explore various topics that students are unlikely to have seen in a K-12 classroom. Students develope their own hands-on math activity for a K-12 audience and help run two existing BAMM activites.
MATH 1118, Mathematics for Architects, Autumn 2021, Instructor. [Syllabus]. Students work in groups to solve geometry problems related to architecture. They write-up their solutions as homework and a chance to revise their work based on feedback.
MATH 4507, Geometry, Autumn 2020, Instructor. [Syllabus]. Online, inquiry based learning with a modified mastery grading system. Students receive a grade of 1-3 on all problems, with the option to revise and resubmit their work.
MATH 1152, Calculus 2, Autumn 2019, Recitation Instructor, flipped and flexible [course website]Flipped and flexible calculus courses consist of online lectures and homeworks, and twice a week recitations with active learning worksheets
University of Illinois
All calculus sections are groupwork-based active learning.
The Merit Scholars program focuses on retaining students from underrepresented minorities or rural schools, as well as those who have not declared a major and women in engineering. Discussion sections meet for two hours twice a week instead of the standard one hour. Teaching assistants create the group work assignments for these sections. Students receive a grade for their Merit section in addition to their lecture grade.
Courses at the Summer Illinois Math Camp focus on hands-on, discovery based learning and topics not typically covered in the K-12 curriculum. These courses are designed and taught by graduate students, with help from undergraduate assistant instructors who have taken a math Merit course.The graduate student instructors are also responsible for teaching the undergraduates the necessary math and for helping the undergraduates learn how to teach the campers.
MATH 231, Calculus 2,
- Spring 2019, Merit section [course webpage][199 syllabus][Discussion section website], list of instructors ranked as excellent by their students.
- Fall 2017, [course webpage], list of instructors ranked as excellent by their students.
- Spring 2015, [course webpage], list of instructors ranked as outstanding by their students.
- , Calculus II, Engineering section, Fall 2014, [course webpage].
MATH 241, Calculus 3, Spring 2016, TA.
MATH 220, Calculus, Fall 2015, TA, Merit section [ course webpage][MATH 199 syllabus].
MATH 234, Business Calculus, Spring 2014, TA, list of instructors ranked as excellent by their students.
MATH 125, Elementary Linear Algebra, Fall 2013, Grader and Tutor.
Making and breaking codes: Cryptology, Instructor, Summer 2016 [Lesson plans and worksheets][Full lesson plans with presentations and tex files][ Summer Illinois Math Camp].
Number Theory and Cryptology, Instructor, Summer 2015 [Notes][ Summer Illinois Math Camp].
Freshmen Orientation Advising, Summer 2015.