Teaching is among the most rewarding, and challenging, jobs that I have ever had. I have worked as a TA for three semesters, and my assignments have ranged from introductory to advanced undergraduate courses. I also was a statistics tutor at Kenyon College, and I spent two summers teaching enrichment courses to high school students.
When I teach, I try to convince students of three things, in the following order:
As much as possible, I try to check in with my students. My favorite way to do this is to allow students to discuss ideas among themselves, and ask me questions. When this is not possible, I try use technology to keep students engaged. One strategy that has worked in the past is to ask students to complete pre-class questionnaires.