I like helping people to learn. That is why I found teaching motivating.
While it is challenging it is also a continuous reward to see
my students develop. I enjoy the social interaction
involved in teaching, bringing immediate feedback and continuous
In addition to be a teaching assistant during grad school, I was
lucky to be a sessional lecturer twice at the University of Waterloo,
once teaching second year cs-major hardware and once for a
small class of non-cs major. Both experiences were quite different,
but both were rewarding in their own way.
- CS 115: Introduction to Computer Science I.
In Winter 2013, I co-taught CS115 with two other instructors.
CS115 is an introductory programming course using the functional
language Scheme. The aims of the course are to exercise
problem solving skills and to learn computational thinking strategies.
- CS 251: Computer Organization and Design.
In Fall 2012, I co-taught CS251 with Professor Stephen Mann, we each had one section.
I learned a lot from his experience and provided new ideas about how to
teach the course as I was first exposed in teaching such material. I enjoyed
explaining the complex hardware diagrams to my students.
CS251 F2012 Exams:
- CS 200:
Concepts for Advanced Computer Usage.
In Spring 2009, I had my first experience teaching a course, as I was
the lecturer for CS200 at the University of Waterloo. In this course we
teach the basic concepts of computer science to students who are not taking a
mathematics major. Using different software every couple of weeks, the students
develop their computer solving skills at the same time they are exposed to
databases, text formatting programs, scripting, web-page design and
image manipulation applications.
That course content has been developed by John Beatty.
You can find the course material I used and modified:
For this course I had to make up few exams for my students.
Designing a lab exam was quite an adventure. I am writing
a webpage report of
that experience. I liked coming up with a good test, it was not
that easy but the students seemed satisfied.
Student Work Exam
I have been a teaching assistant at the University of Waterloo for a range of courses.
There is a list of them with for each links to its calendar description and its
webpage, as well as the term I participated in assisting the students.
The faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo runs
a week-long seminar for high-school female students
to make them discover computer science: CS girls.
The workshop gathers students from across Canada.
In 2003, I taught the daily Introduction to Programming session.