Teaching

I give workshops in R on data visualization, data manipulation, and statistical modelling. Some of my recent workshop material is available on GitHub.

Some testimonials from recent courses:

Sean is the most patient and thoughtful instructor I’ve ever had. He is willing to spend extra time to ensure the participants understand the concepts. He uses examples that are relevant to the participants and the R files are very detailed and helpful. I’ve attend similar workshops where the instructor talks above the participants and it seems like a chore for them to be there, Sean is just the opposite. He is able to break complicated concepts down into tangible pieces. I benefited from having the time to work on the problems myself during the course, even if I needed a little help to make it all the way to the light-bulb moment.

I found Sean to be incredibly knowledgeable about statistical models and their application to ecological questions using R. Moreover, Sean is up-to-date with the most current, “cutting edge” techniques and tools in the field. Lastly, I found Sean to be a friendly, funny, open and approachable instructor — personality traits that are absolutely essential to effectively convey information to students in a supportive, non-threatening environment.

Sean is able to explain complex issues that I have been struggling to understand for years. In just a few sentences he makes the concept seem so simple. Many light-bulb moments!