I was a Teaching Assistant in the Texas A&M Astronomy group, and have taught two major courses over four years of my astronomy career, and graded for one course. I have also mentored undergraduate researchers in my research group, and won the 2018 Texas A&M College of Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship Award. It was an honor to be recognized for my work toward an important and often overlooked aspect of the undergraduate experience.
ASTR 111 - Lab Assistant: Survey of modern astronomy. I taught lab sections of this course, where we met once a week to perform lab exercises to assist in understanding the main points of the lecture part of the class. Several times, we also had outdoor telescope labs.
ASTR 102 - Lecturer: Practical observational astronomy course, focusing on telescope usage and amateur observational techniques. Class takes place at the Texas A&M Observatory at night. At the end of the course, students know how to identify major stars, constellations, and planets, and can operate an 8-inch Schmitt-Cassegrain telescope, to find deep-sky objects. I was the lecturer and lab instructor for this course from summer of 2014 to the summer of 2016.
ASTR 314 - Grader: Graded homework and exams for the upper division survey of modern astrophysics course. My duties also included assisting students with homework assignments and exam preparation, and proctoring exams.