Other Teaching Experiences
During May 2015, I was the teaching assistant for Mathematics of Rating and Ranking, a three-week course on sports analytics at Furman University. During the course, we examined a variety of rating methods found in Who's #1? I taught the chapters on Keener's Method and the Markov Method, as well as a lesson on applying rating methods to the Oscars.
I have also worked in the Math Tutorial Lab at the University of Iowa for five semesters and in the Math Resource Center at Furman University for four semesters. In these labs, I've provided drop-in tutoring for students in courses such as College Algebra, Calculus, and Linear Algebra. In Fall 2014, I led a Special Topics Review Session on Fractions in the University of Iowa Math Tutorial Lab. This session, held in the first few weeks of class, helped students prepare for college math by reviewing and reinforcing high school material.
In 2014, I won the Catharine Werner Outstanding Mathematics TA Award at the University of Iowa. I was also nominated for the university-wide Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. In Fall 2013, I was identified as a First-Year Student Champion because I was listed on a survey given to freshmen as the "person on campus who has helped you the most in your success."
In Spring 2015, I completed the University of Iowa's Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. The university offers the certificate "to prepare graduate students for careers in post-secondary education." For the certificate, I have completed two teaching practica, one for Engineering Math V: Vector Calculus (Spring 2013) and another for Educational Psychology and Measurement (Spring 2015). I have also completed the following coursework as a part of the certificate:
- Seminar in College Teaching -- Spring 2012
- Teaching and Learning in Higher Education -- Spring 2014
- PHD ePortfolio in College Teaching -- Fall 2014