Pros: Networking and building relationships, and helping others also benefitted me as a refresher of the course material
Cons: Trying to get all of the enrolled students to learn the course material, and attempting to do the homework themselves first, instead of just automatically asking for help, and just trying to memorizing course material just to pass the course
This was a great experience and a very good review as I was required to attend the course again, but as the Energy Trading Teaching Assistant. It helped keep the basic fundamentals of the crude oil forward and futures markets fresh in my head. I actually really enjoyed tutoring and helping students out with the course material. The required weekly work hours were very flexible with my schedule as I worked another job and attended my last year at the University of Houston, for my BBA in Finance. The most difficult part about this job was trying to get the students to actually learn the material for themselves instead of just memorizing things to pass the course. I like interacting with people so that was fun and exciting to network and build relationships.