What I can offer as a Mentor
Dr Carl Sherwood’s storytelling approach has enabled statistics students in first year classes to construct meaningful linkages between abstract statistical concepts and real-world contexts. In removing statistical jargon and making statistics accessible to students using their everyday life experiences, Dr Sherwood motivates students to find personal value in their learning. Dr Sherwood has successfully translated and shared his unique approaches through the publishing of numerous online videos and the significant redesign of the School of Economics’ Peer Assisted Study Session program, tutor selection process and tutor training programs—all integral for student learning. His creative and scholarly approaches to teaching statistics in large classes captivates students’ interests through appreciating their diverse educational backgrounds, learning expectations and desired outcomes.