I have not taught since I left academia in 2015. However, I put a lot hard
work in to learning that particular skill, and I believe that those years of
practice have paid off. Teaching has made me more aware of my own
shortcomings in knowledge, communication, and persuasion, and it has also
helped me improve in those very areas. One of the most important skills I’ve
learned from teaching is trying to understand the other person’s point of view
before moving forward.

For what it’s worth, here’s a synopsis of my years teaching.

## Teaching Experience

I have taught math classes ranging from college algebra to differential
equations; a full list is given below. My teaching philosophy involves lots of
student contact, frequent low risk assessment opportunities, and feedback
between student and teacher.

At Oklahoma State University, I was part of the overhaul of the Calculus
I course, an effort to improve the student success rates significantly. During
my time there I taught Calculus I as well as Differential Equations/Linear
Algebra.

During the period 2005–2011 at UT Austin, I taught calculus for the
Longhorn Scholars program for three
semesters. These classes include first generation and historically
underrepresented students who sometimes need extra help adjusting to
college life. These classes were both challenging and rewarding to
teach.

Rewarding in a different way are classes for honors students. I taught one
semester of honors differential equations, and I was invited to teach calculus
for emerging scholars for two semesters. This class, in which students can
enroll by invitation only, is a challenging adjunct to the traditional
calculus sequence. The students are very sharp, highly motivated, and need to
be presented with challenges in order to keep from getting bored.

Here is a more or less complete list of classes I have taught:

- college algebra
- discrete math
- precalculus
- calculus I, II, and III,
- differential equations
- linear algebra
- calculus for emerging scholars (a challenging adjunct to the traditional
calculus sequence)

In addition to undergraduate teaching, I have also had many opportunities to
speak about mathematics in general and my work in particular. My
publications and talks page has a complete list.