The GSI Teaching & Resource Center helps graduate students transition to teaching as GSIs at UC Berkeley and offers programs and services to assist graduate students in developing their teaching skills for future academic and nonacademic careers. We also work with faculty and departments to assist them in the mentoring and teaching preparation they offer graduate students.

Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

First-time GSIs and seasoned veterans alike look for ways to further develop their teaching. Having someone observe your teaching and gathering student input using midterm evaluations are great ways to spot things you’re doing well and things to improve.

Strategies for Exam Reviews

GSIs share methods they have used to help students solidify their learning in preparation for exams:

How are the roles of GSIs and faculty different? Does students’ laptop use in class affect their learning? What are the best conditions for students to learn in GSI-led sections and labs? Silvia Bunge’s talk at the Spring 2015 Teaching Conference for GSIs introduces research on student perceptions of GSIs, Continue Reading >>