# Math Center (Tutors, Graders, and Lab Assistants)

Applications for tutor, grader, and computer lab assistant positions are available online (see links below). Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, although hiring generally takes place at before the beginning of fall semester, and on occasion at the beginning of spring semester. Please complete the application form and have sent at least one, and preferably two, recommendations. Completed applications may be submitted at the Mathematics Department office (233 JWB).

- To be considered for a
**tutoring**position, one should have completed the Calculus series and taken at least one math class beyond Calculus. - To be considered for a
**computer lab**assistant position, one should have a good working knowledge of UNIX and be familiar with the software frequently used by students in the lab, as well as a good math background. - To be considered for a
**grading**position, it is best if one has completed at least the Calculus series.

# Learning Assistant Program

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates who are hired to facilitate small-group interaction in our large-enrollment courses. LAs are paid a stipend (~$1,750/semester) to work 10 hours per week in various aspects of course transformation.

### Responsibilities

LAs help transform large-enrollment courses by creating environments in which students can interact with one another, engage in collaborative problem solving, articulate and defend their ideas, and explicitly discuss aspects of the nature of mathematics and the nature of learning mathematics. To make this happen, LAs need to be outgoing in classroom settings and have to be able to understand why things are true.

LAs must have room in their schedule to lead their assigned lab sections (at least two), attend the associated class lectures, and participate in a weekly mandatory meeting/seminar. Additional hours may be spent doing prep work for the lab, grading, holding office hours, engaging in meetings with the course instructor, engaging in University-wide LA training, etc.

### Supported Courses

(LA’s must be available for the weekly seminar that is associated with the class they are assigned to)

- MATH 1010 (Intermediate Algebra) - Mondays 3:00 - 4:00
- MATH 1210 (Calculus I) - Tuesdays 2:00-2:50

### LA Application Materials

Please complete the application form and have sent at least one, and preferably two, recommendations. Completed applications may be submitted at the Mathematics Department office (233 JWB). To access the LA application, please see the following buttons below:

## APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN FALL FOR THE SPRING LEARNING ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Undergraduate students are also encouraged to get involved with the department REU Program, compensation is available!