Besides research, I have a passion for teaching, although I have only been a teaching assistant. My TA experiences have been across multiple courses at both the CS and Stats departments at the University of Toronto: CSC108 (Introduction to Programming), CSC165 (Mathematical Expression and Reasoning), CSC207 (Software Design), CSC343 (Introduction to Databases), STA238 (Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis).
Suppose you happened to be one of the students who I TAed. Feel free to give me some feedback!
Feedback from previous students
Reflecting on my time in CSC165, my first encounter with Pan during an office hour stands out as a pivotal moment, though I had no inkling then of the profound impact he would have on me. As a TA in my CS courses, Pan has been nothing short of phenomenal. His patience seems boundless, and he possesses this remarkable knack for demystifying complex concepts, making them accessible and engaging. He’s always meticulous in ensuring that we grasp the material fully and is generous with his insights and tips for learning. Beyond his teaching prowess, Pan’s approach-ability and genuine care for his students’ success have made a lasting impression on me. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to have learned from him and consider myself fortunate to have had him as a TA.
Hey! I was just searching you up and happened to land on your site. Not sure if we will ever meet again in future courses, but just wanted to say a massive Thank You for being my TA in CSC207! Our project, the Database Searcher one if you still remember, couldn’t got to work if it wasn’t for your invaluable support during each single tutorial. And remember that student with a never-ending list of questions every class? You might be interested to know that she was also in my MAT137 class last year and our prof got sooo irritated by her 😂😂😂 But somehow your patience never seem to worn out even with her and you should know this is amazing. I can’t if I was you 😂 (Speaking of this, have you ever thought about teaching more? Do consider that!) Best, MC
Pan always gave thorough and detailed explanations for my questions. He is very patient.
Hey Pan! You are one of the greatest TAs I’ve ever had. Patient, supportive, and always avilable for help. I really appreciate what you have done to help us succeed in CSC207. Our team was all new to Java at the start of the course. A big big thank you for walking us through concepts and giving suggestions whenever we were stuggling. I appreciate your support and everything you’ve taught us.