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Math Course Assistant Application

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-Engineering Math Workshops are the recitation sections for Math 1910 and 1920 that are dedicated to group problem-solving of workshop problems that apply the math students are learning in the course to real-world phenomena. Workshops typically occur 6-9 times over the semester.

Course Assistant positions are available in Fall 2017 for Math 1910 at 8:05am-8:55am and at 9:05-9:55 am

We are looking for students with the following:

  • Mastery of course content
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain complex topics
  • The ability and desire to foster a collaborative, active learning experience for their fellow Cornell students

-Workshop problems will be common across all sections, and have been developed by Engineering and Math faculty.

-Each session will be led by the section TA and an undergraduate facilitator (or “Course Assistant (CA)”).  During the workshop sections, the TA and CA provide help and support as the student groups collaboratively work through the workshop problems.

-The time commitment as a course assistant will involve one 1.5 hour training meeting at the beginning of the Fall semester, one hour per workshop section facilitating the workshops, and up to one hour per workshop week preparing for the workshop.  Workshops are not held in all weeks, but typically 6-9 times total; and they typically skip prelim weeks and first and last weeks.  

-For a CA assignment for one section, the estimated total time commitment over the semester is 14-20 hours. You may apply for more than one section, with each additional section adding 6-9 hours to the total time commitment (depending how many workshops get scheduled over the term).

-As a new course assistant, you would earn $12/hour. 

Applications are not being accepted at this time.