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January 15, 2019 | by Alexis

Often the problem isn’t the assignment, or our understanding, or our skills; the problem is our nature.

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January 14, 2019 | by Alexis

It’s easy to trick yourself into thinking that you understand more than you do.

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January 11, 2019 | by Alexis

Meditation can help us become the student we all want to be: relaxed, unflappable, focused, happy. That’s precisely the student we all were in our fantasies of university life before classes actually started.

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January 10, 2019 | by Alexis

Studies have shown that strategically chosen and timed exercise can aid our recall, strengthen and lengthen our ability to focus, and free mental blocks.

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January 9, 2019 | by Alexis

If you want the best grades, then you need to get the most content, right up front. Don’t just sit in your lectures and expect to learn by osmosis. Listening isn’t enough.

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January 4, 2019 | by Alexis

Having so many worries on the go, so many “open tabs” all day, makes it difficult to focus, pay attention to lectures, and actually complete any of your myriad of tasks. It’s easier if you have a system.

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January 3, 2019 | by Alexis

You have, no doubt, a lot of readings by now. But just ploughing through the material isn’t enough. You need to learn it. After you’ve read it, you have to know it. You can’t let your mind “shut off.”

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December 19, 2018 | by Alexis

Once you’ve fallen behind, it’s hard to get back on track, especially as the semester progresses and the work just snowballs. Stay ahead of the game by monitoring your own time usage, and by boosting your productivity.

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December 13, 2018 | by Alexis

Lectures move fast. Professors present an enormous amount of information in a very short time, and it’s your job to keep up, keep track, and create meaningful notes that you can use to work with and study from later.

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December 12, 2018 | by Alexis

You’re in a new place, with new people, and for the most part, it’s a blast. But some interactions are bound to be less than fun.

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Biol 241, Biol 311, Chem 351
Instructor since 2010
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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]
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