Teaching Activities

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2012-Present

  • Supervised and instructed up to 24 students working independently in organic chemistry lab for six hours each week
  • Prepared and presented pre-lab safety guidelines and experimental background information, as well as 50-minute recitations
  • Provided scientific writing and data analysis feedback to students
  • Re-designed assignments and assessments and implemented the changes during the Summer 2018 semester as a Mentored Teaching Project.
Courses taught as a Teaching Assistant
Fall 2018 CEM 356 Organic Chemistry II Lab, Chemistry Majors
Summer 2018 CEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab, Chemistry Majors
Spring 2018 CEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab, Chemistry Majors
Fall 2017 CEM 356 Organic Chemistry II Lab, Chemistry Majors
Spring 2017 CEM 143 Organic Chemistry Survey Course and Lab
Fall 2016 CEM 356 Organic Chemistry II Lab, Chemistry Majors
Spring 2016 CEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab, Chemistry Majors
Fall 2015 CEM 356 Organic Chemistry II Lab, Chemistry Majors
Summer 2015 CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I
Spring 2015 CEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab, Chemistry Majors
Fall 2014 CEM 255 Organic Chemistry I Lab
Spring 2014 CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I
Fall 2013 CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I
Spring 2013 CEM 255 Organic Chemistry I Lab
Fall 2012 CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I

Certification in College Teaching Institute Candidate

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

2016 – Present

  • Participated in workshops on active learning methods, assessments, tailoring teaching to diverse student populations, designing teaching as research projects to improve student learning, and planning and presenting short teaching demonstrations toward the completion of the College Teaching Certification
  • Designed and implemented a mentored teaching project aimed at enhancing scientific communication and critical thinking skills among organic chemistry laboratory students
  • Developed a teaching portfolio to document teaching skills and teaching project outcomes toward the completion of the College Teaching Certification

Local Learning Community Facilitator and Student

Center for Integrated Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

2016 – 2017

  • Participated in two massive open online courses (MOOC) focused on preparing future STEM faculty to teach effectively: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching
  • Prepared and led small group discussions of course material at Michigan State University for the first course in the series
  • Used backward design to prepare lesson plans and assessments and designed a teaching as research project to inform teaching methods by assessing student learning

Workshop Design Assistant

Illinois Math and Science Partnership Program Summer Institute Program

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

2011

  • Developed hands-on educational programs and teaching materials for elementary school teachers to teach pollution-remediation techniques to their students
  • Presented and supervised the completion of activities for the Illinois Math and Science Partnership Program Summer Institute Program