Document Type

Unpublished Research Paper

Publication Date


Student's Major

Chemistry and Geology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Marie Miller-Pomije

Mentor's Department

Chemistry and Geology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology


Looking back to the beginning of the semester, I do not fully understand what exactly I would be doing for an hour every Thursday afternoon. The guidelines Dr. Miller-Pomije provided me were simply that – guidelines. What I did during these recitation sessions for General Chemistry I students was up to me. Through these sessions, I learned more effective teaching strategies, ways to foster students’ learning, and approaches that simply did not work. As a result, I now feel better prepared for graduate school teaching experiences.