I am the head lab teaching assistant for EE16A. Before this position, I have lab assisted for CS61A, EE16A, and then promoted to lab teaching assistant. Responsibilities include organizing a BOM for the students’ kits, lecturing about lab material, maintain a clean and organized lab, debugging student’s labs, managing the grading infrastructure, and lab development. I work closely with graduate students and professors that have taught or will teach 16A to help guide the direction of the course. Aside from that, I also write midterm and final problems, proctor exams, and train TAs and lab assistants weekly for upcoming labs.
I have done private tutoring since 2012, when I was a sophomore in high school. Ever since, I have had many clients of varying ages coming to me for a range of subjects. While private tutoring started off as a means for me to make a bit of money during high school, it soon grew into something much bigger as I learned over the many months and years how much I enjoy teaching. The beauty of private tutoring is how well one gets to learn the study habits and ways the student absorbs knowledge. None of my students were the same, and I approached teaching every student differently – some enjoyed rigorous drilling with me critiquing their each step along the way, while others wanted a small lesson before walking through smaller problems. Regardless of their learning style, I was blessed to have such great students who were so willing to learn from me. We would often have conversation not school related as well, from small life advice to big dreams and goals. Ever since I started university, I have not had much opportunity to give one on one tutoring, and it is something I do miss.
Nao I. September 2012 – June 2015 | 8th to 10th grade