Teaching is something I am passionate about.

Ever since I had my first teaching experience as an undergrad student, I have taken every opportunity I have had to teach.

I have had the privilege of being an instructor for different institutions in both the United States and Mexico.

My teaching philosophy is based on 5 main principles:

  1. Inclusion

  2. Clarity

  3. Critical Thinking

  4. Consistency

  5. Self-evaluation

For more details on my teaching philosophy, diversity statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness click here

Teaching in the U.S.

Tulane University: Instructor

Introduction to Microeconomics - Spring 2017

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Selected Comments from Students

  • “I was absolutely terrified to take microeconomics this semester but because of Professor Aranda and his teaching method, it is by far my best class. He is very clear when he explains complicated topics and explains everything multiple ways to make sure everyone understands”
  • “He is very helpful and understanding. He made the concepts easy to understand and provide us with all the tools necessary to do well in this course. Amazing teacher!”
  • “Rodrigo has a strong understanding of the material and explained it in a clear manner!”
  • “Organization, friendliness, willingness to help you outside the classroom. I never felt afraid to ask a question or approach him after class”
  • “The extra practice our instructor gives us is extremely helpful. The tests are an accurate representation of the material learned in class.”
  • “Prof. Aranda truly cared about his students and wants them to succeed.”

Tulane University: Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant for Joshua Price

Introduction to Macroeconomics - Fall 2017

Teacher Assistant for Toni Weiss Introduction to Microeconomics - Fall 2015, Fall 2018

Introduction to Macroeconomics - Spring 2016

Teacher Assistant for Nora Lustig

Economics of Poverty - Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2018

Poverty and Inequality in Latin America - Spring 2018

Teacher Assistant for Armine Shahoyan

Introduction to Microeconomics - Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Teaching in Mexico

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa (UAMI), Graduate Program in Social Economics: Invited Instructor

Data Management and Statistical Analysis using STATA - Spring 2011, Fall 2012

Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM): Invited Instructor

Invited by the economics student society to teach three 20 hour workshops for basic and advanced Stata users:

Data Management for Social and Economic Analysis using STATA - Fall 2011, Spring 2012

Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA): Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant to Patricia Lopez Rodriguez

Poverty, Inequality and Development - 2007-2009

Teacher Assistant to Graciela Teruel Belismelis

Impact Evaluation of Social Programs - 2009


Last updated October 8th, 2020, Rodrigo Aranda