I would never accept any position
where I didn’t have to teach
I was first inspired to teach by my personal hero, Dr. Richard Feynman. I believe my most important task as a teaching assistant is to inspire my students through translating my excitement for learning into pedagogical teaching practices. I incorporate strong ethics and project-based learning into even the most basic material to reinforce that the safety and security of the public is entrusted in their code, engineering designs, expertise, etc. By repeatedly emphasizing this idea, I have seen many students transition away from an abstract view of their education toward a motivated resolve to excel in their work and fully master engineering and computing concepts. I have directly taught 300 students, and in two instances I observed a student fail the first exam and then, through continuously seeking help during my office hours, make the highest score on the final exam. Moments like these regularly remind me of the importance of teaching.
CS 1371: Computing for Engineers
An undergraduate MATLAB computer science course at Georgia Tech
CS 1371 is the introductory computer science course for Georgia Tech engineering students. The course covers computing algorithms, data structures, data processing and computing theory in a MATLAB computing environment. As a teaching assistant, I held office hours, created weekly problem sets, and graded exams. My overall teaching effectiveness scores from end-of-semester student surveys for all six semesters that I taught the course are posted, along with all my lecture slides by topic area.
Teaching Effectiveness Scores
Mohamad is very experienced with MATLAB, which is very apparent when he is teaching. He is also comfortable answering questions from students and can explain complex concepts easily.Fall 2014 student
His depth of knowledge was strong. He kept his presentations really involved and I could relate with him more so than my professor.Spring 2013 student
Mohamad's excitement for teaching is evident during every recitation. He is very approachable and truly cares for student's learning.Fall 2012 student