I approach teaching as a never-ending process of inquiry, reflection and problem solving. For more information about how I conceptualize my role and goals as a teacher, see my attached Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
It was my privilege to teach several graduate seminars in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. I designed and taught a graduate seminar called “Instruction and Development”—a survey course covering developmental theory and its application to the design of ambitious K-12 instruction (see attached syllabus). I also co-taught a seminar on discourse analysis, which covered a family of qualitative research methods for studying human interaction.
Prior to my graduate studies, I worked with K-12 students for many years as a tutor/academic coach, and I managed a tutoring center.