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Andrew Chiarella

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Athabasca University

Teaching Experience

At Athabasca University my role as an instructor is referred to as a "tutor" whereby I am assigned specific students who complete their coursework in a self-paced manner. I am available for assistance when they require it and I grade their assignments, quizzes, and exams. I also coordinate, or manage, the courses that I tutor which involves duties such as supervising other tutors and responding to general student inquiries and concerns. I currently tutor and coordinate Learning and Instruction (EDPY310/PSYC310), Introduction to Computer-based Instruction (EDPY479) and Educational Psychology (EDPY200). I designed Learning and Instruction but not the other courses. I did develop the item test bank for EDPY200 and I make small revisions to all courses as necessary. When these courses need revision I will undertake that as part of my coordinator repsonsibilties. Undergraduate courses at Athabasca University use continuous enrolment meaning that new students join courses the beginning of each month and have six months to complete them. As such, I indicate in the list below both the students that I am currently tutoring and my students who completed the course.

As a graduate student at McGill University I worked as a teaching assistant (5 times for 2 courses) and sessional lecturer (11 times for 3 courses) in traditonal face-to-face courses. As a sessional lecturer, I taught an undergraduate educational psychology course and a graduate course in introductory statistical analysis often with the help of a teaching assistant. I also coordinated a graduate course entitled Learning Science Research Seminar which featured presentations by faculty members from the department of Educational Psychology; I graded the students' papers and assignments. For these courses I simply list the class size.

A comprehensive record of my post-secondary teaching is provided below.

Post-Secondary Teaching Experience

*Note: as of Jan. 22, 2013
Number Number as "instructor" Role/Title Institution Course Date
Current* / Completions*
1914Distance Education TutorAthabasca UniversityLearning and Instruction EDPY310 & PSYC310October 1, 2012 - present13/1
18 13 Distance Education Tutor Athabasca University Educational Psychology EDPY200 May 1, 2010 - present 19/49
17 12 Distance Education Tutor Athabasca University Introduction to Computer-based Instruction EDPY479 July 1, 2009 - present 7/67
Class size
16 11 Lecturer McGill University Educational Psychology EDPE300 Spring 2009 32
15 10 Lecturer McGill University Learning Science Research Seminar EDPE655 Winter 2009 10
14 9 Lecturer McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Spring 2007 17
13 8 Lecturer McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Spring 2006 19
12 Teaching Assistant McGill University Measurement and Evaluation EDPE304 (classroom assessment) Winter 2006 65
11 Teaching Assistant McGill University Measurement and Evaluation EDPE304 (classroom assessment) Fall 2005 59
10 7 Lecturer McGill University Educational Psychology EDPE300 – secondary section Fall 2004 73
9 6 Lecturer McGill University Educational Psychology EDPE300 – elementary section Fall 2004 65
8 5 Lecturer McGill University Educational Psychology EDPE300 – secondary section Winter 2004 41
7 4 Lecturer McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Spring 2003 23
6 3 Lecturer McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Fall 2002 37
5 2 Lecturer McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Spring 2002 23
4 1 Lecturer McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Fall 2001 30
3 Teaching Assistant McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Spring 2001 19
2 Teaching Assistant McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Fall 2000 20
1 Teaching Assistant McGill University Educational Measurement EDPE575 (statistics) Spring 2000 22