Independent Instructor

EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (Summer 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017)

EC 311 Intermediate Microeconomics (Winter 2016)

EC 320 Introduction to Econometrics (Winter 2018, Summer 2018)

Teaching Assistant

EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (Winter 2015)

EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

EC 320 Introduction to Econometrics (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

EC 607 Seminar Microeconomics (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

Teaching Effectiveness

Aggregated student evaluation of instructional quality rated from 1-Unsatisfactory to 5-Exceptional. Instructor compared to historical distribution of scores, classes listed in chronological order.

Selected Student Feedback

"Quite honestly one of the best professors I have had. Your genuine interest in our education is noticed and valued. I think I learned more in this class than any other economics class because of how you took your time explaining everything to us. I appreciate the way you lecture."

"Loved going to this class because the professor was very good at engaging with students, even with the class being 300 students."

"I greatly appreciated the organization of this course. From the fact that he took the time to hand write notes to that, whenever asked a question, he could provide a multitude of examples demonstrates his competence of the material and of teaching as well. Also, I greatly appreciated his efforts to be available to his students. In a class of 250, I expected a removed professor and a reliance on GEs. However, he would stay after class every single day and patiently answer all the questions which students had. He did not rush, and would continue to work with students until they understood it. Also, he took time out of his busy schedule in order to run his own study session, rather than ask the GEs to do so. I greatly appreciated Simon Minard's class and teaching, and give him the strongest possible recommendation."

"This instructor was amazing. He was very clear when explaining content, he made sure that everyone understood what was being said and had lots of time for questions. I have never been in a class where student were comfortable enough to ask as many questions as they did. It was great to go to lecture because I knew I would not walk out feeling confused and even if I did, my instructor was there to help me."

"The instructor used course time very efficiently. He always made sure the students understood the concepts prior to moving onto the next concept. He also always asked for feedback to ensure that the pace of the course was manageable for students. His ability to quickly adapt to the changing needs of students was exceptional. It was clear that his students' understanding of the course material and success in his course was a key priority."

"Simon was absolutely incredible. He was always open to all student questions and he went at a pace that works for everyone. He made hard concepts easier and clear. He was always kind during interactions and was quick to reply, even after hours which was amazing during times when I was stressed out about my grade and he would reply quickly to help me."

"Simeon's lecturing method is seriously brilliant. I've always been limited by how quickly I can write, but Simeon hand writes all the information along with the students. I never missed a piece of information because I couldn't write fast enough. Simeon's economics knowledge is really impressive and expansive. Often, students would ask only tangentially related questions, and he would answer them with ease and somehow relate the answer to the subject at hand. Simeon was also very available for contact outside of class. I met with him before the midterm, and he took a lot of time to answer all of my questions. Best professor I've had so far."