Teaching Experience


University of Illinois

Fall 2014: Math 115 (Preparation for Calculus), active learning (Merit) section
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Spring 2014: Mathematics workshop and tutoring, Education Justice Project (EJP), Danville Correctional Center
Fall 2013: Math 225 (Matrix Theory), blended online course
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Mathematics workshops and tutoring, EJP, Danville Correctional Center
Fall 2012: Math 231 (Second semester Calculus), active learning (Merit) section
Spring 2012: Math 220 (First semester Calculus), standalone
Fall 2011: Math 231, head TA
Spring 2011: Math 231
Fall 2010: Math 221 (First semester Calculus, for students with some prior exposure)

West Virginia University

Fall 2008 - Spring 2010: Tutor and TA under Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation grant

Sambang Upper Basic

2007-08: Mathematics, Grades 7, 8, and 9
2006-07: Mathematics, Grade 7 and Science, Grade 9

Sample Materials


Graph Theory Worksheet
Appropriate for university students. Very little prerequisite knowledge.
I used this worksheet for a workshop introducing the topic of graph theory to students in the Education Justice Project at Danville Correctional Center, co-lead with Sarka Petrickova. Some of its contents are original; others are taken from various internet sources.

Geometric Sequences Worksheet
Appropriate for students who have recently been introduced to geometric sequences and have some basic mathematical maturity.
I used this worksheet wih my Fall 2014 Praparation for Calculus Class. The general consensus was that they appreciated the use of examples to make the concepts more intuitive, but the large block of text at the end was surprisingly intimidating.

Matrix Theory Worksheet
Appropriate for students who have recently been introduced to matrix operations.
I used this worksheet in my Fall 2013 Introduction to Matrix Theory class to highlight important points about basic matrix algebra.Exercise 4 helped students get used to calculating with matrices, providing problems that were difficult to compute naively, but trivial to compute after some simplification. The final exercise is a scenario about cell-phone plans designed to demonstrate the usefulness of the standard definition of matrix multiplication, which students frequently find confusing.

Matrix Theory Problem Set
Appropriate for students in an introductory matrix theory course.
My Fall 2013 matrix theory students wanted extra problems to work on, so each week I created a problem bank and posted online the problems, as well as a separate solutions key. This is one of those keys.