Urjeet Deshmukh

  • Class of 2022
  • Peer Tutor
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pronouns: he, him, his

Courses supported: As UTA: CS-0007. As peer tutor: CS-0401, CS-0445, CS-0447, CS-1501, and CS-1550

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Economics

Academic Level: Junior

Achievements and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Honors College; Dean's List

Activities and Clubs: Residence Life; South Asian Student Association; Computer Science Club; Student Government Board

Internship, Research and Experiential Learning: National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) - Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio)

Post graduation plans: I want to work at the intersection of technology and healthcare.

Why did you become a UTA? I became an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant because I want to provide students with extra support outside of the lecture hall. This is also an opportunity for me to improve my leadership and teaching skills.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Don't be afraid to ask for help! Your TAs have been in your shoes and understand that some topics can be hard to grasp. We are here to help and make Computer Science more enjoyable so reach out!

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? I TA for CS-0007 which is an introductory course so make sure you understand OOP fundamentals because they will be used in most of the core and upper-level classes.

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? You should come to my office hours because I am always happy to help and will simplify any topic you are confused about!

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? My favorite thing about the subject I TA for is that it is taken by future Computer Science majors as well as curious students that want to start their programming journey! I have a valuable opportunity to inspire these students into further pursuing more CS courses.