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Undergraduate Teaching Fellows focus on working with students in class and outside of class in efforts of boosting confidence in study techniques and learning objectives in the curriculum. Knowing that there is another person who is not only close in age, but in their undergraduate pursuit, provides more comfort in being able to discuss concerns on the coursework. It allows for students to be more active in their academics and promotes an inclusive environment in the classroom. In class, UTFs have the capability of applying creativity in producing lesson plans and activities that allow students to be interactive, allowing for more retention of the material. Many students in our introductory math classes do not know how to be the best college student, but with the help of our UTFs, these students have a mentor who will help them through any obstacles they will face in their undergraduate career.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs
Undergraduate Teaching Fellows
Gorman, Patrick and Barikzi, Meena, "Effectively Utilizing Undergraduate Teaching Fellows for Optimal Learning Environment" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 96.