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The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. -- Kahlil Gibran

My philosophy for theorectical courses
      prioritizing the knowledge and skills;
      connecting the theoretical results with real world
 
In my theoretical courses, I strive to be the educator who excites curiosity in my students by explaining deep results in a rigorous yet intuitive way. To incite curiosity, the theoretical curriculum that I wish to construct shall be one that not only delivers the beauty of theoretical results but also abounds with real world applications and impacts. As the teaching assistant for quantum algorithms, I realized that only explaining the power of these algorithms in theory was not enough. They tend to forget how the algorithms work since these algorithms are designed for a very abstract world - the quantum world. This observation motivates me to put greater emphasis on explaining how our daily life will change if we can implement these algorithms, e.g., why the online transactions may no longer safe in a quantum world. By connecting the theoretical results with real world, I successfully helped my students retain important information.