Last Saturday, in the morning, I received an email from a bachelor student – asking whether I am offering the course I did last summer. I didn’t reply immediately.
In the afternoon, an email from another student. And I started wondering!
On Sunday morning, I had an email from Professor, asking whether I wanted to offer the course. It seems he also received a few emails requesting my course.
Sunday being a busy day for me, I couldn’t do anything about it. I just said, I would LOVE to… for I love teaching.
Now a word about it. The course is “Python for fine Programmers”, a simplistic course. An elective course. No one needs to take it, and it won’t fill anyone’s credit requirements.
And still, I have 12 students… and only two of them are there for credits. The rest came because they want to learn, they heard about me. (And it is going to be some work.)
- Preparing the lecture (material + presentation)
- Finding out reasonable problems. I want a new set of them… no reusing of last years problems
- Solving and coding them before I give them to students
- Evaluating the code they all submit. (12 evaluations could take quite some time)
I went to professor to report and he told me “Sandeep, you’ve become famous. Students are asking specifically for your course”.
Isn’t it great? What more can I ask for?
And another dream is coming true as well – I’ve always taught Algorithms/Programming kind of courses. This semester, I am tutoring Theoretical Computer Science – the core thing. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!
Hailing from a small normal village in Kerala, I am offering a course in one of the BEST universities in Germany (Europe). I feel good, very good indeed. :) :)
As the icing of the cake, now, I may even look like a solid geeky, useless, crazy, academic, for I have a little pony tail – very short indeed.
Now, to add the rough edge to it, I am going to get something next week. And something else the week after that.
I’m all excited! Yahooooooooooooo! Juhuuuuuuuuuuuu!
Signing off, Sands.
PS: And pony tail reminds me of Tony. He’s getting married in less than 2 weeks from now! Happy for him. :)