As a graduate student at the University of Toronto, I have been fortunate enough to gain multiple diverse teaching experiences through teaching assistantships. The courses that I was involved with as well as the level of involvement are summarized below.
Engineering, Society, and Critical Thinking
Robot Modeling and Control
Studio Design Teaching Assistant (2012 and 2013)
Showcase Assessor (2013)
Written Assignment Assessor (2012)
Teaching Assistant and Team Supervisor (2013 and 2014)
Lab Teaching Assistant and Lab Development (2013 and 2014)
Praxis I - ESC101
This is a first-year engineering design course for Engineering Science students. The main purpose is to introduce students to engineering design principles and expose them to the waterfall model of engineering design. My main responsibilities for this course in the first half of the course is to guide students in defining their individual engineering design philosophies through various group and individual activities. Students are exposed to library research methods, handbooks, codes and standards, and guidelines for Design for X concepts. In the second half of the course, I supervise students in groups of three to four through an engineering design project that follows the waterfall model. To ensure that students develop feasible and unique designs, I push that students thoroughly research the problem at hand, looking for reference designs as well as codes and standards that may limit their design.
Praxis II - ESC102
This course is the second term follow up of Praxis I. My role for this course was to be a Showcase Assessor. During the course, students are presented with a Request for Proposals (RFP) having to do with a particular problem existing in the City of Toronto. The final product of the students' designs are presented at a public showcase at the end of term. In this position, my duty was to evaluate the designs of teams and ask difficult questions about their design process, the design chosen, and the future potential of the design.
Engineering, Society, and Critical Thinking - ESC203
This course teaches students about the interaction between society and technology that is useful for their future work potentially as engineers.