I am a PhD student in Civil Engineering and have more than 7 years of teaching experience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Bachelors, Civil Engineering
Graduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - PHD, Geotechnical Engineering
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 145
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Civil and Environmental Engineering
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Statics and Dynamics
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy of teaching evolved from many years of teaching experience. As I reflect on my beliefs regarding teaching and learning, I find that my mission as a teacher is threefold: to promote positive learning; to spark learner enthusiasm for learning; and to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will try to find out his/her understanding of the subject by asking some fundamental questions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teach him/her how to use available resources like reference books, videos, handouts, etc.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By asking questions, and encouraging him/her when they answer correctly.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would identify the lack of understanding and determine whether or not we simply need to review or take a fresh approach to the concept to be learned. Sometimes you just have to go back to basics.