ESP Biography


Major: 6-2

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Tanya Kortz

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Past Classes

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H4543: Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for Non-Native Speakers, by a Non-Native Speaker in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
We will learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese, including tones, pronunciation, and character strokes. By the end of the class, you'll know some basic words/phrases you can easily incorporate into your everyday life!

A4730: Introduction to Yarn Manipulation (Basic Crocheting) in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Interesting description: You are trapped at home, surrounded by 20-foot snow drifts. All you have to keep you company is a ball of yarn, a curved metal rod, and a lot of free time. As the snow threatens to breach your fortifications, you realize that your only hope lies in your ability to keep yourself warm, and you have no hat... I'll provide a pattern for a simple hat, as well as a more advanced stuffed animal pattern, complete with fiberfill stuffing and safety eyes. ~~~~~~~~ Less-interesting description: You'll learn the basics of crocheting, including chaining, slip stitches, and single crochet, as well as more complicated stitches, like double and treble crochet. Yarn and hooks provided.

M3972: Fermi Problems: Estimation 101. in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
How powerful is an atomic bomb? How many piano tuners are in New York City? How much energy is in a D-cell battery? How many cells are in the human body? Learn to answer these questions with just a pencil, paper, your brain and a little knowledge of the world around you.

C4235: The Architecture of Microsoft Windows in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Why is your PC so awesome? Perhaps because it runs Windows! This course provides a survey of the architecture of Microsoft Windows with an emphasis on the features and design decisions that directly affect the security, reliability, and performance of the operating system.