The Department of English is very proud to announce that PhD student Amanda Montague has been awarded one of the three Excellence Awards for Teaching Assistants by the university's Teaching and Learning Support Service. The award recognizes the quality of her work as a TA and the important role that she plays in the learning experience.
As one of her students said about her, "Amanda is an amazing TA. In my first semester of undergrad (2013), I was lucky to be in an essay writing discussion group led by Amanda. As a science student who had little interest in writing essays, I expected a boring course requirement; however, Amanda always managed to keep the sessions interesting, interactive, and thought provoking. Through clear guidance, she helped with improving my critical thinking, reading, and writing, all of which greatly helped me throughout the rest of my university experience."