May 2012 – April 2014

In this role, I worked as a part of an elite group of senior teaching assistants, who are selected competitively through a rigorous interview process to serve as mentors to new TAs at Western. Each year, the TATP team prepares over 300 teaching assistants from over fifty disciplines and thirty countries for their teaching assignments in intensive twenty-hour weekend training sessions.

Highlights of responsibilities:

  • Instruct large group learning sessions on topics such as active learning techniques, effective lab instruction, and learning styles.
  • Instruct small group (4 to 6 participants) workshops, which involve supporting new TAs as they deliver mini-lectures, and facilitate effective feedback sessions with their peers.
  • Organize and facilitate informal “TA Café” mentoring sessions.