**Teaching Statement**

My teaching goal is to prepare my students for their future challenges in
their work and life. I will not only teach my students some basic theory in
mathematics but also teach them how to think and how to use the basic theory
they learn in the class in their next courses and in their future work and
life. I will present the concepts in the simplest, most transparent way, to
ensure students become fluent and confident in their problem-solving skills,
and to transmit the sense of joy and excitement I feel as the mathematical
structures and possibilities unfold. The moment when a student successfully
grasps a new concept is a deeply satisfying experience for me.

I have taught hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students at Queens
College in the past. Most times, I will follow the textbook and, sometimes, I
will teach from my notes but closely relate to materials in the textbook. In my
class, every student must do their homework which I will assign every week.
Usually I will give one week for my students to work on their homework and then
I will spend times to explain homework problems and work together with students
on homework problems. I would like my students to do the following: preview
sections in the textbook before a class, take note in the class, review the
note after the class, and do homework assigned in the class, and then review
the homework together with me. Hard work should be rewarded. As long as a
student studies, he will pass the class. To help my student to earn a good
grade, I will give two midterm examinations. The record of homework will be
integrated into midterm exam scores with certain percentage. I will give a
final examination. In the end of a semester, my student will have two midterm
exam scores and one final exam score. The final exam score will be counted
twice. So my student will have four scores. I will
drop one of the lowest scores and average the other three. This average is the
final grade. In my classes, students must earn their grades. In the past, many
my students earned their A or A+.