I’ve been been privileged to be a computer science peer educator in a few forms. While teaching, I am concerned with helping students both A) learn the subject material and, B) build their self confidence as a programmer or computer scientist. I’m interested in fostering inclusive learning spaces for all students and I am always excited to learn more about what other educators and students have found useful or important in this regard.
I was a Supplemental Instruction leader for Data Structures (CS230) at Wellesley for four semesters. This role is much like that of a recitation leader; I provided two sessions per week for students to review lecture material and created worksheets to aid in this process. Please feel free to use the worksheets, just request Google Drive access. Please note that I often adapt/reuse selected problems from previous Wellesley SIs and credit should frequently be directed to them as noted in worksheet headers.
In my sophomore year of college, I was the Lead Instructor for the forth-grade classroom of Science Club for Girls. I helped students learn the fundamentals of computing through Scratch Jr. and created activities to help my students see themselves as computer scientists.
I was a teaching assistant for the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in 2017. Along with the lead teachers, I helped a group of 38 students find their footing in various areas of computing, from Web development to robotics (Arduino).