Teaching Experience
The following is a description of my teaching experience as a graduate student at the University of Arizona. Over the past five years I've had the opportunity to teach several lower division undergraduate courses as well as running review and recitation sessions for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Primary Instructor
As primary instructor for several of the math department's undergraduate courses, my duties include: preparing and presenting all course lectures; assigning and grading student projects and homework; writing and grading all course exams; and assigning final grades. The enrollment in each of these math courses is limited at 35 students. Student evaluations and feedback are provided below in the course evaluation section.
Courses Taught
Description: Vectors, differential and integral calculus of several variables
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 129 or MATH 250A.
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
Description: Continuation of MATH 124 or MATH 125. Techniques of symbolic and numerical integration, applications of the definite integral to geometry, physics, economics, and probability; differential equations from a numerical, graphical, and algebraic point of view; modeling using differential equations, approximations by Taylor series. A graphing calculator is required for this course.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 124 or MATH 125. Credit allowed for only one of the following: MATH 129 or MATH 250A.
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
Description: Introduction to calculus with an emphasis on understanding and problem solving. Concepts are presented graphically and numerically as well as algebraically. Elementary functions, their properties and uses in modeling; the key concepts of derivative and definite integral; techniques of differentiation, using the derivative to understand the behavior of functions; applications to optimization problems in physics, biology and economics. A graphing calculator is required in this course. Registration in math courses numbered 125 or below, 160, and 263, requires all students, including transfer students with or without college level math credit, to take the UA Math Readiness Test. Credit will not be given for this course if the student has credit in a higher level math course; these students will be dropped from the course.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 120R, or MATH 110/112 and MATH 111, or an acceptable score on the UA Math Readiness Test. Credit allowed for only one of the following courses: MATH 113, MATH 124, or MATH 125.
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
Description: Introductory topics in differential and integral calculus. Registration in math courses numbered 125 or below, 160, and 263, requires all students, including transfer students with or without college level math credit, to take the UA Math Readiness Test. Formerly MATH 123.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 109/110/112 or acceptable score on UA Math Readiness Test. Credit allowed for only one of the following courses: MATH 113, MATH 124, or MATH 125.
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.
Description: Topics include properties of functions and graphs, linear and quadratic equations, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications, sequences and series. Course includes an integrated review of important concepts in intermediate algebra. Students are expected to have a graphing calculator. Credit will be allowed for only one of the following courses: MATH 109, MATH 110, or MATH 112. Registration in MATH courses numbered 125 or below, 160, and 263, requires all students, including transfer students with or without college level math credit, to take the UA Math Readiness Test. Credit will not be given for this course if the student has credit in a higher level math course; these students will be dropped from the course. Students with unusual circumstances can petition the Mathematics Department for exemption from this rule. This policy does not infringe on the student's rights granted by the university policy on repeating a course.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s): An acceptable score on UA Math Readiness Test.courses: MATH 113, MATH 124, or MATH 125.
Usually offered: Fall, Spring.

Super TA for the graduate core course in real analysis, Math 523AB (Fall 2005, Spring 2006 and Summer 2006): My duties included running weekly recitation sessions and helping the first year graduate students to prepare for the real analysis qualifying Examination.
 Super TA for advanced undergraduate course: Formal Mathematical Reasoning and Writing, Math 323 (Spring and Fall 2004): My duties included running weekly review sessions and helping the students to become engage in the learning of mathematical proofs.
 Advanced undergraduate research mentor, Math 485 (Spring 06).
 Member of the teaching team for the Pathways program Summer 05.
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