I have nearly ten years of teaching experience.
While at UC Berkeley, I have served as a graduate student instructor for both Astronomy 7A (introductory astronomy for majors) and Alex Filippenko’s popular Astronomy C10 (for non-majors), during the fall semesters of 2008 and 2009. In the fall of 2010, I co-organized a course entitled “Radio 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Basics of Radio Astronomy, but Were Afraid to Ask.” Radio 101 was a graduate-student-led seminar course intended to familiarize the astronomically (and perhaps radio-astronomically) inclined graduate student with the basics of radio astronomy. I have also tutored many Bay Area high school students in physics, math, and Spanish.
For the two years after graduating from the University of Virginia, but before attending graduate school at UC Berkeley, I taught in two different high schools. I was a faculty member at Woodberry Forest School, a private boarding school in central Virginia, where I taught AP Physics B, Research Physics, General Physics, and Freshman Physics during the fall of 2006 and the winter/spring trimesters of the 2007-2008 school years. Between appointments at Woodberry I worked for the Ixtatán Foundation teaching math, physics, and music at the Yinhatil Nab’en (“Seeds of Knowledge”) School in San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala, a small town in the northwestern Mayan highlands.
My teaching experience began in 2003, when I started working for the Athletics Department at the University of Virginia, where I tutored athletes in Calculus.