So, you would like to be a tutor in the Math Lab
- Proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, integral and differential calculus (one through several variables), and linear algebra.
- Completion of a college level calculus sequence (with trigonometry), and a linear algebra course.
- Ability to clearly communicate and thoroughly explain familiar and new concepts to students of varying academic backgrounds and levels of mathematical maturity.
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Enthusiasm for trying and learning new things.
- Maturity, mathematical or otherwise.
- Special consideration is given to candidates who have knowledge of physics or statistics.
- Help students understand math, physics, or statistics by answering questions and explaining concepts.
- Help students with concepts in such a way that THEY, the students may be able to complete their assignments, and not help students DO their assignments from which the students get nothing or little.
- Always be attentive to the needs of students.
- Be clear, neat and precise.
- Commitment to better your mathematical skills required to help our undergraduate students.
Part 1: Applying through CometCareers
You will need a CometCareers Account, so if you don't have one, create one.
- Log in to your CometCareers account.
- Upload your resume and an unofficial transcript
- Click on the “Opportunities”
- Select “Part-time On-Campus Jobs”
- Enter Job ID: 64508
- Complete and upload the SSC Math Lab Employment Application
- Click the submit button to apply for this position
- Complete and email the SSC Math Lab Preliminary Questionnaire
to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Spring 2015 – NEW Math Lab Tutor”
Note: Make sure you submit ALL components of the application. You will not be considered until you have done so
Part 2: Tutor Candidate Exam
This 25-30 problem exam tests knowledge in the calculus sequence, linear algebra, and differential equations.
There is the option of taking a Statistics, Physics, or Upper Level Math version. This will include questions pertaining to that subject.
Candidates are allowed to use reference books and a scientific calculator. Tutor candidates may NOT use computational engines like wolframalpha.
Part 3: Oral Exam
Tutor candidates are given 6-10 problems to take home. Candidates are then asked to return at a later date and demonstrate solutions to these problems on the board. There is the possibility of additional problems/concepts asked.