Experience & Evaluations

Courses Taught

Included here is a summative list of the various courses taught as either a primary instructor and teaching assistant. Each entry is accompanied by basic course information in order to sketch out the nature of each course.

Sessional Instructor
Academic Reading and Writing

  • Institution: University of Victoria
  • Term: January – April 2017
  • Academic Writing Director: Dr. Erin E. Kelly
  • Class size: 31 students

Academic Reading and Writing

  • Institution: University of Victoria
  • Term: September – December 2016
  • Academic Writing Director: Dr. Erin E. Kelly
  • Class size: 34 students

Teaching Assistant
Great Moments in English Literature

  • Institution: University of Victoria
  • Term: January – April 2016
  • Instructor: Dr. G. Kim Blank
  • Class size: 10 students

Great Moments in English Literature

  • Institution: University of Victoria
  • Term: September – December 2015
  • Instructor: Dr. Nicholas Bradley
  • Class size: 16 students

Great Moments in English Literature

  • Institution: University of Victoria
  • Term: January – April 2015
  • Instructor: Dr. G. Kim Blank
  • Class size: 12 students

Great Moments in English Literature

  • Institution: University of Victoria
  • Term: September – December 2014
  • Instructor: Dr. Erin Ellerbeck
  • Class size: 18 students

Introduction to Fiction

  • Institution: Simon Fraser University
  • Term: May – August 2014
  • Instructor: Dr. Niall McKenzie
  • Class size: 16 students; 16 students

Introduction to Fiction

  • Institution: Simon Fraser University
  • Term: January – April 2014
  • Instructor: Dr. Colette Colligan
  • Class size: 17 students; 17 students; 16 students

Nineteenth-Century Literature

  • Institution: Simon Fraser University
  • Term: September – December 2013
  • Instructor: Dr. Michelle Levy
  • Class size: 8 students; 15 students; 13 students

Guest Instructor
Topics in the Romantic Period

  • Institution: Simon Fraser University
  • Class: 6 July 2015
  • Instructor: Dr. Michelle Levy
  • Class size: 12 students

Student Evaluations

Below are cumulative statistics and excerpted comments from student evaluations; full evaluation packs are available upon request.

Great Moments in English Literature (January – April 2016)
Statistical analysis: using a rating scale ranging from 1-5 (1 = very poor; 2 = poor; 3 = adequate; 4 = good; 5 = excellent) students answered the following questions. The numerical values reported below indicate the average rating based on the completed evaluations of 16 students. None of the results have been excluded.

  1. The instructor was prepared for tutorial meetings: 4.88
  2. The instructor’s explanations of course materials & assignments were clear: 4.88
  3. The instructor motivated you to learn in the course: 4.63
  4. The instructor was available to answer questions & provide assistance: 4.80
  5. The instructor’s feedback on assignments was helpful: 4.50
  6. The instructor demonstrated respect for students & their ideas: 5
  7. The instructor provided opportunities to engage with the course material & readings: 4.88
  8. The instructor assisted you with acquiring course-relevant skills & information: 4.80
  9. Overall, the instructor was effective: 4.88
  10. Overall, the tutorial meetings offered an effective learning experience: 4.80

Selected student comments: below are selections from written comments provided on these evaluations in answer to this question, “What strengths did this instructor demonstrate that helped you to learn in this course?”

  • “Lindsey did a lot of group work which was very helpful in this particular course. She was always prepared and her passion on the works was noteable [sic]”
  • “The instructor was clearly passionate about literature and she offered guidance and was never discouraged if no one had an answer in class discussion. This created an open environment to share”
  • “Lindsey demonstrated a kean [sic] knowledge and understand of the symbolism and theme presented within the texts and was skilled at leading class discussions around those areas”
  • “The instructor’s marking was able to point out flaws in my writing and put suggestions on how to improve areas of weakness through her own tips”

Great Moments in English Literature (September – December 2015)
Statistical analysis: using a rating scale ranging from 1-5 (1 = very poor; 2 = poor; 3 = adequate; 4 = good; 5 = excellent) students answered the following questions. The numerical values reported below indicate the average rating based on the completed evaluations of 16 students. None of the results have been excluded.

  1. The instructor was prepared for tutorial meetings: 4.87
  2. The instructor’s explanations of course materials & assignments were clear: 4.69
  3. The instructor motivated you to learn in the course: 4.38
  4. The instructor was available to answer questions & provide assistance: 4.69
  5. The instructor’s feedback on assignments was helpful: 4.13
  6. The instructor demonstrated respect for students & their ideas: 4.62
  7. The instructor provided opportunities to engage with the course material & readings: 4.75
  8. The instructor assisted you with acquiring course-relevant skills & information: 4.38
  9. Overall, the instructor was effective: 4.75
  10. Overall, the tutorial meetings offered an effective learning experience: 4.56

Selected student comments: below are selections from written comments provided on these evaluations in answer to this question, “What strengths did this instructor demonstrate that helped you to learn in this course?”

  • “Her knowledge of the the [sic] course work and ability to respond to aa wide variety of comments/questions was very helpful”
  • “Enthusiasm and love for what she was teaching”
  • “She was engaged, helpful, and open to discussion – very well prepared”
  • “She brought a variety of ways to learn to the class”
  • “She kept the environment very open and encouraged participation”

Great Moments in English Literature (January – April 2015)
Statistical analysis: using a rating scale ranging from 1-5 (1 = very poor; 2 = poor; 3 = adequate; 4 = good; 5 = excellent) students answered the following questions. The numerical values reported below indicate the average rating based on the completed evaluations of 8 students. None of the results have been excluded.

  1. The instructor was prepared for tutorial meetings: 4.63
  2. The instructor’s explanations of course materials & assignments were clear: 4.5
  3. The instructor motivated you to learn in the course: 4
  4. The instructor was available to answer questions & provide assistance: 4.5
  5. The instructor’s feedback on assignments was helpful: 3.88
  6. The instructor demonstrated respect for students & their ideas: 4.5
  7. The instructor provided opportunities to engage with the course material & readings: 4.5
  8. The instructor assisted you with acquiring course-relevant skills & information: 4.13
  9. Overall, the instructor was effective: 4.38
  10. Overall, the tutorial meetings offered an effective learning experience: 4.25

Selected student comments: below are selections from written comments provided on these evaluations in answer to this question, “What strengths did this instructor demonstrate that helped you to learn in this course?”

  • “Good mix of group work + individual”
  • “Was open to students’ interpretations of the materials”
  • “Her personality lifted the atmosphere in the room, which made learning very gratifying”
  • “Lindsey was really good at explaining the course content and giving extra help when asked”

Great Moments in English Literature (September – December 2014)
Statistical analysis: using a rating scale ranging from 1-5 (1 = very poor; 2 = poor; 3 = adequate; 4 = good; 5 = excellent) students answered the following questions. The numerical values reported below indicate the average rating based on the completed evaluations of 17 students. None of the results have been excluded.

  1. The instructor was prepared for tutorial meetings: 5
  2. The instructor’s explanations of course materials & assignments were clear: 4.65
  3. The instructor motivated you to learn in the course: 4.65
  4. The instructor was available to answer questions & provide assistance: 4.89
  5. The instructor’s feedback on assignments was helpful: 4.94
  6. The instructor demonstrated respect for students & their ideas: 5
  7. The instructor provided opportunities to engage with the course material & readings: 4.82
  8. The instructor assisted you with acquiring course-relevant skills & information: 4.59
  9. Overall, the instructor was effective: 4.82
  10. Overall, the tutorial meetings offered an effective learning experience: 4.71

Selected student comments: below are selections from written comments provided on these evaluations in answer to this question, “What strengths did this instructor demonstrate that helped you to learn in this course?”

  • “She was passionate about the material. She had thorough knowledge of the material. She answered all emails/questions quickly and with helpful answers”
  • “She respected all of my ideas and was able to help me elaborate on them, which resulted in my improvement in the course”
  • “Always willing to spend time to help students understand”
  • “Very well-organized and efficient class structure”
  • “Diversity in the teaching method”

Teaching Observations

Below is a list of the teaching evaluations; full observation reports are available upon request.

Academic Reading and Writing (Dr. Erin E. Kelly)

Great Moments in English Literature (Dr. Nicholas Bradley)

Teaching Literature and Composition (Dr. Erin E. Kelly)

Great Moments in English Literature (Dr. G. Kim Blank)

Great Moments in English Literature (Dr. Erin Ellerbeck)

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