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Collin

CHM 1321

Instructor
since2003
Prep
sessions503
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Tara

Instructor
since2010
Prep
sessions22
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Katrina

MAT 1322, MAT 1332, MAT 1341, PHY 1122

Instructor
since2017
Prep
sessions5
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Taoufik

Instructor
since2017
Prep
sessions1
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Collin Nguyen

Collin

CHM 1321
Instructor since 2003
503 prep sessions
31077 students helped
Experience
2012-University Instructor
2005-TLS Lead Instructor
2003-Organic Chemistry Prep Instructor
2007-9Organic Chemistry TA
2001-6High School Science Instructor
Education
2013MD (Doctor of Medicine)
2009MSc (Organic Chemistry)
2006BSc (Chemistry Specialist)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.99
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.93
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.91
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.94
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.86
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.95
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 88.3%
satisfied 11.6%
not satisfied 0.1%

Tara

Instructor since 2010
22 prep sessions
1896 students helped
Experience
2012 -Biology University Instructor
2010 -Biology Prep Instructor
2005 -Biology, Chemistry and Genetics Tutor
2009-12Biological Diversity TA
2012Excellence in Teaching Award, Queen's University
2011TA of the year, Queen's University
Education
2016 -EdD (Biology)
2012MSc (Biology)
2006BSc (Microbiology)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.69
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.38
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.21
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.50
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.61
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.58
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 62.0%
satisfied 36.5%
not satisfied 1.5%
Katrina Roebuck

Katrina

MAT 1322, MAT 1332, MAT 1341, PHY 1122
Instructor since 2017
5 prep sessions
442 students helped
Experience
2006-Engineering Tutor
2015-17Chemical Engineering TA
2012-15The Math Whisperer
2013Engineering English (for Chinese Transfer Students)
Education
2016MASc/PhD (Chemical Engineering)
2012BSc (Chemical Engineering)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.85
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.74
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.85
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.92
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.82
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.86
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 87%
satisfied 13%
not satisfied 0%
Taoufik Ben Halima

Taoufik

Instructor since 2017
1 prep sessions
25 students helped
Experience
2017Teaching Assistant of the Year Award
2017Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant Award
2015 -Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant
2012-14Chemistry Tutor
2009-11Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant
Education
2015 -PhD (Chemistry)
2012MSc (Chemistry)
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.92
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.96
Explains(explains concepts clearly and simply)
 
5.40
Communication(shows enthusiasm and interest in material)
 
5.54
Responsiveness(answers questions thoroughly)
 
5.92
Overall Teaching(performs effectively as an instructor)
 
5.64
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 56%
satisfied 44%
not satisfied 0%
Katina Zheng

Katina

BIO 1140
Experience
2016-17University Tutoring Chapter President
2015-16Economics Tutor
2013-14Science & Mathematics Private Tutor
2011-14Finance - Trainer & Club President
2011-13English & Mathematics TA
Education
2018-MD (Medicine)
2017BHSc (Health Sciences)
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Saghar

Biol 241, Biol 311, Chem 351
Instructor since 2010
10 prep sessions
427 students helped
Experience
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Mechanics 
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Statics
2012–presentTutor, Statics, Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials
2012–13TA, Engineering Mechanics II
2012–13TA, Mechanics of Solids 
2011-13TA Mechanics of Materials 
2011TA, Engineering Economics
2010TA, Engineering Design & Communication 
Education
2012–presentPh.D. [Mechanical Engineering]
2012M.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
2009B.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
Student evaluations
( 1=Very Poor, 2=Poor, 3=Adequate, 4=Good, 5=Very Good, 6=Excellent )
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
3.79
Presentation(presents material in a coherent manner)
 
5.71
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.58
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
1.75
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.83
PREPARATION(understanding of course material)
 
5.75
Student satisfaction
very satisfied 31%
satisfied 68%
not satisfied 1%