Alejandro Ciuba

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pronouns: he, him, his

Courses supported: CS-445

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Spanish and Linguistics 

Academic Level: Junior

Achievements and Accolades: Dean's List; First Place + Best Beginner Project in CSC Hacks 2020; Provost Academy Leader; Research Offer with Linguistics Professor Na-Rae Han; 3.96 GPA

Activities and Clubs: Spanish Club; Computer Science Club

Post graduation plans: Unsure between Graduate School or going straight into the field.

Why did you become a UTA? I enjoy helping others and I want to get some teaching experience to see if teaching is something I want to do.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Email the professor as quick as possible. Try to find additional resources like peer tutoring.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? For the CS-445 midterm and final, it is extremely important that you start studying the various concepts you learned at least one week before the exam. Try to focus on how the data structure works, how it is implemented, and the Big O runtime - especially Big O since that tends to lead to easy points gained on the exam.

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? I try to be helpful and mindful of their time. 

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? I enjoy programming a lot and seeing the projects work (or almost work) at the end is very satisfying; especially if the student came in with a completely broken mess.