Selected Anonymized Students’ Reviews

“He is ready to help anytime. He was very patient and explained very clearly. Helped me to understand the material. Answered to all my questions. Very professional!!!” ~CS1555 student

“Took the time to show us actual SQL code and run it to show what it does. He was always such a pleasant person to be around and would do all that he could to help. If he taught any classes, I would take them with him, because he explains things very clearly. He is likely the reason why I understood what I did in the class.” ~CS1555 student

“Very knowledgable about the course topics and recitation materials, extremely good at explaining them to students. The passion he displays for teaching, as a recitation instruction, the quality and engagement of the recitation, is something I rarely encountered in my entire college career. He is an ideal instructor that has great influence on any one of his students.” ~CS1555 student

“Rakan is the BEST teaching assistant in Pitt CS. Hands down, he should be teaching lectures for every course.” ~CS1555 student

“The greatest teacher I’ve ever had at Pitt. Please make him a lecturer. He’s clear, well–prepared, and does a great job of teaching us the material. I wouldn’t have been able to do the homeworks if I had a different TA. Please please please please make him a lecturer, he’s so good.” ~CS1555 student

“Very interactive and engaging. Without a doubt the best TA I’ve had in the CS department.” ~CS1555 student