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Tutor profile: Cyan K.

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Cyan K.
Graduate Student Researcher in Human Computer Interaction
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About Cyan

About Cyan
I'm graduate student researcher who has a cumulative five years of experience teaching various topics: mostly computer science, programming, logic, discrete math, psychology, and scientific writing. I worked a few years as a technical writer before going back to school. Right now, I'm completing a research project on human factors in virtual reality. Although my recent work is pretty STEM heavy, I had a really broad educational background in the humanities as well. Before I studied cognitive science, I did a Bachelors degree in theater and...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I was a teaching assistant for two years as an undergraduate and another two as a graduate student. During this time, I primarily lead tutorials and held office hours for computer science, math, and psychology courses. As a high school student, I was a private tutor for middle and elementary school students in my community. I've also been an instructor and trainer during my brief stint in industry. Not strictly a teaching experience, but one of my best jobs was collecting research data from visitors to the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto,
Education
York University
Computer Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering)
Master's Degree
2015 - 2020
University of Toronto, Scarborough
Cognitive Science (Computation)
Bachelor's Degree
2009 - 2014
University of Toronto, Scarborough
Theater Arts (Drama)
Bachelor's Degree
2003 - 2008

Work Experience

Work Experience
York University, Research Assistant
2019 - 2020
Provided technical and administrative assistance to VISTA funded research project in collaboration with physiotherapy clinics. Recruited participants for clinical trials and control groups. Instructed clinicians on usage of virtual reality hardware and software. Wrote instructions and help documents for users and clinicians. Tested and documented software during development phase
York University, Research Assistant
2019 - 2019
Developed Unity content for a industry collaboration research project. Ran stereoscopic display user study
York University, Teaching Assistant (Various appointments)
2015 - 2018
Graded assignments and instructed labs and tutorials for the following courses: CSE 3461 - User Interfaces (Fall term, two appointments,) EECS 1560 - Intro to Computing for Math and Statistics (Winter term,) CSE 2030 - Advanced Object Oriented Programming (Summer term, two appointments)
University of Toronto, Teaching Assistant (multiple appointments)
2012 - 2016
Lead tutorials, graded papers and exams on CSCA08 - Introduction to Programming and CSCA67 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists (three appointments.) Writing/technical instruction on PSYA90 - Wikischolar
University of Toronto, Research Intern
2014 - 2015
Lead research for behavioural study involving comparisons between computational modelling and empirical data
i3 International, Technical Writer/Documentation Specialist
2011 - 2013
.Primary duties include document management and maintenance. Lead training-related special projects: especially non-traditional client and end-user training methods, i.e. web-based, interactive media-based material. Authored documents for multiple user bases: examples include end-user manuals, internal bulletins and API documents for programmers.
BagEm Packaging, IT Services Manager
2003 - 2012
- Analyzed client needs and determined best equipment/service providers for purchasing - Managed IT team in deployment and maintenance of office infrastructure - Troubleshooted technical issues and delegated technical support tasks as needed

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