Teaching

Teaching Statement


Teaching facilitates understanding. Presenting materials to others, one is forced to think through the material thoroughly, which can inspire ideas and thus be beneficial to research. I would like to apply my teaching experience in econometrics, finance, and statistics to teaching econometrics and finance courses. My experience has taught me that students learn better by solving real-world problems in which they can apply the theories and models they learn in the classroom. Also, teaching style depends on the audience. The proportion of detailed elaboration to brief coverage can be very different in introductory and graduate-level courses. For small class sizes, teaching becomes more effective when the instructor modifies the syllabus according to students’ needs.

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Teaching Experiences


Econ 612: Time Series Econometrics                                                                               Summer 2016
Instructor, Duke University, Economics Department

This course is designed to introduce graduate-level time series analysis to the Econ M.A. students who have taken an undergraduate-level econometric course. This course covers ARMA process, VAR process, linear regression models and unit root process. It also briefly introduces ARCH and GARCH processes, as well as high frequency time series. In this course, students are expected to understand basic theories and play with real data, solving some real world problems using Matlab.

Econ 471: Financial Market and Investments                                       

Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Economics Department

I assisted in designing and grading problems sets and exams for this undergraduate course. I also held office hours and gave lectures on review session, the use of software and the solution of problem sets and exams.

STA 611: Introduction to Statistical Methods                                                                 Fall 2012

Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Statistics Department

I assisted in grading homework, exams and holding office hours.

STA 103: Probability and Statistical Inference                                                         Spring 2012

Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Statistics Department

I assisted in grading homework, exams and holding office hours.