Teaching Philosophy

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My teaching philosophy is founded on a strong desire to share my passion for computer science with those who are already interested in the field and to inspire an interest in those who are not. The opportunity to do both through teaching was a primary impetus for entering my doctoral studies. My teaching philosophy has three parts: (1) committing to the needs of my students, (2) continuously improving as an educator, and (3) exposing the beauty of computer science to any audience. I strive to be accommodating and open to students because I take the constraints in students’ differing life situations seriously. Being available for all my students required committing to extra office hours, taking phone calls, and clearing out course emails as quickly as possible with some help from teaching assistants. I plan to balance communication media and flexible times that work for my students and me. Being available is only part of the commitment; the rest provides support unique to individual students to help them recognize and address their learning barriers.

Previous Experience: I had the privilege of being an adjunct instructor for the past three years in multiple colleges and universities, allowing me to interact with students from multiple backgrounds, situations that needed special attention. The opportunity to teach online gives me an understanding of the teaching techniques without face-to-face interaction. This experience gives me the knowledge to add more to the classes I’ve been teaching, like using a slideshow, movies, and pictures as supplement material to the book or lecture. Using real examples of the topic cover will help the students on a better understanding.

My office hours also allowed me to internet act more with the student individually to get their feedback on various issues or help students get back or keep track as the course advanced. Understanding the student limitation will help deliver the learning message much smoother to ensure all students get what they deserve.
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