Teaching

In the students' words...


"You made lecture fun and interesting and I enjoyed coming to your class. You are patient and kind towards all peoples opinions in this class. Your power points were perfect in the sense that they outlined what you were going to say but I still needed to listen to what you were saying to grasp the concept of the topic which allowed for me to not just copy down the slide and zone out. You were upbeat and funny throughout every class and gave lots of examples with videos which allowed for the information to stick with me. Your review sessions were very informative and your exams were just the right amount of challenging. I would recommend you for anyone asking, keep up the great work, you rock!!"

Introduction to Psychology,

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2016


"Dr. Tornello is a very helpful, amazing, knowledgable teacher. She is very passionate about what she is teaching, which makes it more fun and exciting in the classroom. She is very smart, but knows how to explain concepts in a manner that is understandable. I am taking another one of her courses next semester and am very looking forward to it! She is an excellent professor."

Introduction to Psychology, 

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2016


"The professor, she was amazingly easy to understand even the hardest subjects and was so open to everyones opinions, and never made anyone feel stupid. She really helped me love and understand psychology even more."

Introduction to Developmental Psychology, 

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Fall 2014


"Professor Tornello made this course a success. She encouraged her students to engage with the material in interesting ways. Throughout the semester, she responded to her students' comments on how to improve the course, and each class was better than the next. I will strongly recommend that other UVA students take classes led by Professor Tornello, and I hope that I will have opportunity to do so as well."

Introduction to Child Psychology, 

University of Virginia, 

Spring 2011


"Professor Tornello's the best and I am not biased. She's just a really down to earth, approachable, and knowledgeable TA. She is genuinely concerned about her students and it shows. She is truly tries to help and get her students to learn the material of the course."

Research Methods and Data Analysis I, 

University of Virginia, 

Fall 2009


“This course really opened my eyes to the diversity of parenthood and it's definitely been one of the courses that I took at the University that has given me a broader outlook on the world. So thank you!”

Contemporary Parenthood, 

University of Virginia, 

Fall 2012


Introduction to Developmental Psychology,      

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2016




Introduction to Developmental Psychology,   

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Fall 2015



Contemporary Parenthood, 

University of Virginia, 

Fall 2012

 
 
Introduction to Developmental Psychology,

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Fall 2015

  

"Professor Tornello is always in a chipper mood even though my class is at 8 am, which helps. Her powerpoints have the perfect amount of info to get you started and give you enough time to listen to the lecture and understand the information. She is always getting the class involved in different ways and keeping things fresh."

Introduction to Developmental Psychology, 

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2016


"Dr. T. really knows how to set up a class. The way the material is presented and how she plans each lesson is very thought out."

Introduction to Developmental Psychology, 

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2016


"I LOVE THIS CLASS. It really makes you think about the society that you live in. I do love the activities that we do, we are applying what we are learning. Dr. T is awesome!"

Introduction to Psychology of Gender, 

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2015


"Professor Tornello made all the difference for me. She had lots of real world examples that she applied to concepts. There was a lot of information in this course that sometimes required memorization, but she did many things to make sure that you were properly and adequately prepared for exams. She was very motivating and enthusiastic for a 9am MWF class. Loved her!"

Introduction to Psychology, 

Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, 

Spring 2015


"I don't know if this was unique to our section, but I really felt Professor Tornello made it easy for everyone to really have a discussion. No one shouted over each other, but also no one felt the need to raise their hand or anything. Professor Tornello also did a good job of adding in her own opinions and professional experiences while being careful to not monopolize the conversation."

Introduction to Child Psychology, 

University of Virginia,

Spring 2009


“The lectures were informative and covered interesting topics. The lingering questions system is a great innovation, and I wish more professors had this option. The use of documentaries and videos was quite helpful and fun. The panels were FANTASTIC, and I learned so much from being able to ask listen to and ask questions of people who were living our course material.”

Contemporary Parenthood, 

University of Virginia, 

Fall 2012


"Professor Tornello makes a dry subject interesting. I had heard terrifying things about the PSYC 3005/3006 series, especially about the labs. Professor Tornello made the experience not only bearable, but I actually enjoyed going to lab, in spite of the fact that it was at 9am."

Research Methods and Data Analysis I, 

University of Virginia, 

Fall 2010