Nastia Rudenko

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

Courses supported: CS-0445

Major: Applied Mathematics

Minor: Computer Science

Academic Level: Sophomore

Achievements and Accolades: Java SE 11 Developer certificate; Twice in Dean's List (Fall-20, Spr-21); Honor courses, grade A+ (Honor Intro to Analysis [Spr-21], Honor Calc 1&2 [Fall-20])

Activities and Clubs: Member of CS Club, WiCS Club, Finance Club, Math Club, Photography Club.

Internship, Research and Experiential Learning: Internship at Expii Inc. on Math Course Developer position.

Why did you become a UTA? The reason is simple: I love teaching.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Do not hesitate to ask questions and do not fall in despair. 

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? For CS-0445, and for any other CS student, it is a good idea to do coding practice outside of the assignments, as well as experiment with the code and results it produce (errors included because all of this is your experience).

Why should students come to your UTA office hours?  No one "should" (meaning "required to") come to my Office Hours, but if you have any questions, you are always a very welcome guest there. You can get help with the code, material questions, and advice on studying tactics.

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? When you see that the stuff you wrote (your code) actually works, and you can visually see the result of its work -- this is the moment you feel up and fall for programming. That's why I like Algorithm and Data Structure class.