TEACHING (1989 - Present)
I am very passionate about the sharing of knowledge because if we're going to solve some of the world's problems we have to first be on the same page and then work together to solve them. Ever since December 1989 when I began to teach my parents how to change diapers, or around the time I first learned how to walk, I have continually learned and taught by failing until I succeed. Looking back at my life experiences, I have always learned and will continue to learn (for as long as I can) by doing. My teaching philosophy therefore is akin to experiential learning because in my opinion it is the most natural way of learning. I took on my first job as an educator after undergrad at MIT where I was thrown in the deep end and asked to teach a summer program of 30 high school students. Ever since I have enjoyed teaching and mentoring younger engineering students, sharing as many of my life experiences and lessons with them as I can.
Teaching & Mentorship
ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT, 2019-2020
Engineering Systems Design & Development (ESDD) is an MIT senior capstone course in designing and engineering novel systems ranging from underwater vehicles to disaster relief systems. As the teaching assistant in the course, I provided feedback in student design reviews and oversaw the class calendar and logistics.
EDW & EAS COURSES, 2012-2015
Lead Instructor / Co-instructor
The Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) and Engineering, Art & Science (EAS) Seminar are courses I co-taught at MIT for 4 years. 20-25 students got into self-selected teams and took an idea to fruition. Projects have included the laser seal, electric vehicles, light displays, and museum exhibits. I designed parts of the curriculum and workshops taught in the course. ”.
JOHN D. O'BRYANT ENGINEERING PATHWAY PROGRAM, 2012-2014
Teaching Assistant / Mentor
I taught lessons to a class of 25 high school freshmen in general engineering including mechanical, electrical, and programmingI also mentored the school's FIRST Robotics team.
MIT MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PRODUCT DESIGN COURSES, 2012-2013
Lab Instructor / Mentor
In 2012 I mentored a team in the MIT undergraduate senior capstone course Product Engineering Processes (2.009) with the design and build of an alpha prototype of a rain shield for bikers. In 2013 I taught a lab section in the MIT undergraduate first year course Toy Product Design (2.00b). The team of five designed and built an interactive floor board that lit up when stepped on.
FIRST YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICS, 2009-2011
Instructor / Teaching Assistant
I taught MIT courses Classical Mechanics (8.01) and Electricity & Magnetism (8.02) to first year undergraduates in the Experimental Study Group (ESG) during my undergraduate years. I also tutored individual students who needed extra help.