Reflection: A Career As A Teaching Assistant

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I worked as teaching assistant for Human Physiology at UCSD. Dr. Cooke, the instructor of the course, implemented various in-class techniques as part of an education research project. My goal was to improve the students’ performance by utilizing effective teaching methods and keeping track of their progress. As a teacher assistant, I supervised in class discussions and facilitated the process of learning by addressing students’ questions and concerns. I also led a weekly discussion section, held individual office hours, and ran exam review sessions. Part of the challenge was to find an optimal method to communicate human physiology concepts to students. I utilized different techniques in my discussion sessions such as small group activities
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