I believe that the purpose of education is to advance our knowledge by stimulating curiosity and encouraging students to seek answers. As such, I see my role more as a facilitator who guides and motivates students to independent learning rather than as a lecturer who simply delivers knowledge. I believe that this approach fosters critical thinking and leads students to a more active role in learning.
My teaching style is informal, but rigorous. I have an open-door policy with my students and I’m willing to discuss just about anything. It’s my goal that my students relate to me both as a person and an instructor.