Nicholas Nazari

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

Courses supported: CS-441

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Spanish

Academic Level: Firsty-Year

Achievements and Accolades: Dean's list, Fall 2021

Activities and Clubs: I actively go to Computer Science Club, Pitt Makerspace, Spanish Club. I play the drum set, usually jazz-funk music (Steely Dan, Vulfpeck, etc.).

Post graduation plans: So many... travel, explore research opportunities, and eventually lead a mission-driven organization.

Why did you become a UTA? I have always enjoyed helping people in a classroom setting, and being a UTA is another way to accomplish this goal.

What is the best advice you would give to a student who may need additional support? Use all of the resources offered to you! It is easy to forget, but there are so many ways to ask for help and get un-stuck.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking the course you UTA for? For CS-441, I would recommend that you get good at understanding and writing proofs. This is a fundamental skill which will help you down the road in a course like CS-1502.

Why should students come to your UTA office hours? If you are stuck, talking through a concept is one of the best ways to understand it better and resolve your confusion.

What is your favorite thing about the subject you UTA for? I like how discrete structures provides a framework to break down problems and solve them methodically and logically, rather than trying random approaches until they work.