TEACHING EXPERIENCE ◈ Instructor of Record,General Psychology, University of Florida, 2015 Summer, 2016 Fall, 2017 Spring Faculty Evaluation by students is highly positive. For example, in 2017 Spring (92.86% response rate; 52 responded, 56 enrolled), students' ratings of the instructor (overall and individual items) are higher than course mean, department mean, and college mean. Selected comments from students: "I loved how she explained all of the topics clearly and effectively" "This is my third time taking Psychology and this was by far my favorite instructor." "Her true interest in the subject that was conveyed in how she taught." "I liked this course a lot. I feel that i learned a lot." "Her passion for the subject matter made her an excellent professor" "The instructor really cares about her students and is extremely patient. She is sweet and understanding!" "She is very enthusiastic about teaching. The videos she shows in class are very funny and informative!!" "Very clear, gives enough time to write off slides, amazing overall" "She is very approachable and explains concepts really well. She is also very enthusiastic about the courses, always greet the students before the class. Overall, a very nice instructor to sail the journey of psychology with." "She is very helpful in giving out practice problems during in-class lecture for the preparation of exams. A fan of her lecture, her lectures are very clearcut, gets the messages crossed in a very orderly manner. I really like her as an instructor." "She is very interested in this course and you can tell she likes teaching students about it. She also uses many personal examples that relate to the learning topics and that helps extremely." "Loved this course. Yao is so sweet and structured the class so that it was very easy to follow along and know what to expect. I felt very supported and that if I had any questions I could ask and get a clear answer at anytime." "She is very relateable as a teacher, and provides great real life examples." "I was very pleased with her teachings, and would absolutely recommend her again. She seemed a bit worried at the start of the class over her accent, but I never once had a problem understanding her." "I really enjoyed this course, and felt respected and encouraged by the professor" "Yao is definitely interested in her field of study so that helps the students pay attention during her lectures. She also made sure to use relatable examples from popular media and outside sources to engage the class throughout the lectures." "She was very understanding to personal situations as well as accommodating fairly. She was also helpful inn the success of future exams and breaking down information." "I love her use of examples seen in movies, shows and etc. She connected real situations to the lesson which was great. She was very helpful via email and in person." "Yao Guan would put her heart in her work, and because of this, we really saw her passion for the field of psychology. Her course plans were very clearly laid out, and she was very communicative in expressing her expectations as well as being able to be met with for office hours. The amount of care she had in organizing guest speakers towards the end of the course added some spice and change which was very enjoyable! She also included multiple specific and relevant examples to topics that assisted in the understanding of the material." "I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the class, and if there is to be another class that you would teach, I would be sure to take it! Best of luck in obtaining your doctorate and research! Cheers!"
◈ Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, 2012-2015 General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychology (online), Infant Psychology ◈ Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Experimental Psychology, Southwest University, 2010