My teaching experience

I will start by quoting Robert Heinlein: "When one teaches, two learn." I learnt this when I was tutoring my classmates in junior high school. Since then, I have tried to use any opportunity I get to teach to maximize my learning (both quality and efficiency).

Teaching is a profession that helps one to push their boundaries in many directions beyond their comfort status quo. In addition to knowing the material one wants to teach, the teacher needs good communication skills and a sensitivity and understanding of the feelings of other people. I did most of my teaching without sufficient pedagogical knowledge. I relied on the best practices I had seen in my best teachers. Only when I took a course on teaching in higher education at SLU in the fall, 2020 have I learnt the depth of the art of teaching.

Courses I have taught:

  • Econometrics
  • Statistics for economists
  • Algebra for economists
  • Calculus for economists
  • Game theory
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Microeconomics

Places I have taught in:

  • Mekelle University
  • Ethiopian Civil Service University
  • Samara University
  • Raya University