Usually taught the class for the professor
Physics Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 17, 2018
A typical day as a TA included me preparing the lecture for the class and then lecturing before the experiments began. Then after the lecture, I would answer any questions that the students may have about the experiment at hand. From this job, I learned a lot about the structure of teaching a class. Preparation is key for teaching and the more prepared I came for a class the better my lectures usually went. The professors that I worked under were very nice and helpful, teaching me the ins and outs of the physics lectures while also giving me a lot of autonomy to figure out a lot of the material myself. The hardest part of the job was getting over my nervousness of teaching my peers in a 1 on 30 setting, but after I got over the difference in settings compared to tutoring it was probably the most fun part about the position.