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I'm a lucky teacher!


Last term I taught Ay117: Statistics and Data Analysis. I wasn't expecting to have to teach the class in the winter; I thought I was teaching in the Spring. So I scheduled a bunch of travel in the Winter, most of it related to my job decision. Fortunately, I had the best TA on campus last term, Aaron Wolf. Aaron really carried me, subbing for me about 1/4 of the lectures. He also did the grading and office hours, and the students absolutely loved him. 

Aaron is my favorite type of human: extraordinarily smart, yet humble and extremely personable. These characteristics shone through in his teaching last term. Oh, did I mention he did all this while writing his thesis?! As a last-year grad student, he didn't even have to TA.

From: Registrar's Office REGIS
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 9:00 AM
To: Wolf, Aaron S.
Subject: Aaron, thank you for being an excellent TA!
Dear Aaron,

It has come to our attention that you were one of the highest rated TAs in the TQFR for the past term. I hope you have read the wonderful comments that the students made about you. The Office of Graduate Studies and the Registrar’s Office would like to thank you for your dedication and caring of the students in Ay 117. As a small token of our appreciation, we are sending you a gift card from Amazon.com!

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,


Joe E. Shepherd
Dean of Graduate Studies

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