Dr. David Hilmey
Dean of Arts & Sciences
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My experience in teaching began as a graduate student at the University of Bridgeport, where I served as a teaching assistant (TA) for various courses. Not only did I assist the instructors in the assignments and projects, I also taught lectures to the class in the instructor’s absence.
In classrooms, along with traditional lectures, I also engage students in active-collaborative learning where each student participates in discussions.
I have been a tutor for undergraduate and graduate students at the Graduate and Research Resource Center (GRRC) at the University of Bridgeport since August 2015. I assist and mentor individual students as well as student groups in their design projects and research assignments.
As a part of my tutoring duties, each year I attended seminars and group work on teaching. The emphasis was not on ready-made solutions, but on the introduction and discussion of important student issues.
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I was raised in a cross-cultural environment and I came to the United States for higher education with diversity in thought and cultural experiences that have shaped my teaching philosophy.
I am an advocate for active-collaborative learning in the classroom where needs of each individual are addressed. I am passionate about strengthening student-teacher relationship in the classroom, which leads to effective transfer of knowledge, out-of-the-box ideas, and sharing of resources.
Today’s generation of students is eager to connect their classroom education to their personal and professional growth. My collective-leadership style empowers every student to be a leader in his/her own capacity — to be responsible for themselves and others around them.
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