Teaching Philosophy

I believe that my role as a teacher is to establish a positive learning environment for my students which starts with my enthusiasm for the subject. I have chosen to pursue math as my career and if I am not excited about this material, I cannot realistically expect them to be either. Of course, enthusiasm alone is not enough. In the classroom, I utilize active learning through regular in-class problem sets which are designed to require creative problem solving rather than reciting memorized information.

Senior Teaching Fellow

For the 2019-2020 academic year I served as Senior Teaching Fellow (STF) in the Math Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. This position is awarded to one exceptional graduate student teacher. My duties included:

  • Co-teaching the First Year Teaching Seminar with Miranda Thomas

  • Acting as a preliminary level of department oversight for first-time graduate student instructors

  • Serving as a liaison between graduate TAs and faculty instructors. 

Instructor of Record