Are you interested in tutoring in mathematics? Then you're in the right place.
What is involved
The structure of the tutorials depend somewhat on the particular course, but some general guidelines are listed below:
- Applicants should check the semester timetable and ensure they will be available during teaching periods. Honours and PhD students are expected to tutor two tutorials per week. Third year students, and other students with heavy course loads, are expected to tutor one session per week.
- If a tutor is going to be absent from campus for more than one week during semester it is their responsibility to find a replacement tutor. The lecturer and the Tutorial Coordinator should be notified as soon as possible.
- Tutors are expected to attend regular tutor-lecturer meetings. These are not optional. At the beginning of the semester the lecturer will organise a meeting to discuss the structure of the tutorials for each course - do not make changes to the tutorial structure. All tutorials must be run in a consistent manner - feedback is welcome, but changes need to be implemented across all tutorial if approved.
- Lecturers will attend at least one tutorial session for each tutor. The lecturer will offer guidance accept feedback regarding the structure of the tutorial.
- Tutors must regularly check Wattle in order to be up-to-date regarding all course information.
- Tutors must maintain records of student grades they have assigned to students. These grades will be uploaded and collated on Wattle.
- Tutors should notify lecturers of students who appear to be having difficulties in tutorials.
- Tutors are paid based on the ANU academic sessional rates. MSI use the Earnings Code T44 "Other Required Academic Activity" (hourly rate) due to the structure of our tutorials. The total amount tutors get paid depends on the structure of the tutorial groups and requirements for additional meetings.
Words of wisdome from previous tutors
- Be aware that the students will assume that the tutor knows everything about the course, including course administration procedures.
- Students may not be up-to-date with lectures, so don't assume they know the material. Tutors need to be aware of the lecture content in order to prompt discussion.
Who should apply
Priority is given to mathematics Honours and PhD students. Tutors will be assigned to specific courses based on their background and enrolement numbers.
If positions are available we will also consider other people with a strong mathematics background, such as graduates with a degree in mathematics. Third year students, who have done at least one second year mathematics course, may be considered if positions are available. Second year students are not offered tutoring position, although there may be opportunities to work in the drop-in centre.
How to apply
Application is via the Math Tutor Alliance site. If an applicant is no longer available to accept a tutoring position they must notify the Tutorial Coordinator as soon as possible.
Using the Alliance site: Once you have followed the link above and logged in with your ANU credentials you will find there is a 'Membership' menu item in your 'My Workspace'. In Membership select 'Joinable Sites' and search for 'Math Tutor'. Once found you will see an option to 'Join'. Return to 'My Current Sites' to entre the Math Tutor Alliance site by selecting it in this list. Once in the Math Tutor Alliance site you will find further instructions. You will be asked to upload a short CV as well as a copy of your transcript.
Becuase student numbers are not known in advance we cannot confirm tutoring positions until the third week of semester.