So, you would like to be a tutor in the Math Lab
Requirements
- 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.
Responsibilities
- 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.
Application Process
- 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: 52373
- Click the submit button to apply for this position
- Tutor Candidate Exam, Part 1:
This 20-30 problem exam tests knowledge of linear algebra and calculus through calculus of several variables.
(Consult the table of contents of one of the conventional calculus bricks, like James Stewart's Calculus, or the syllabus for the UTD calculus courses for the content. It should be familiar.)
Candidates are allowed to use reference books provided by the proctors and are invited to ask Leszek Kisielewski or Patrick Bourque questions. Tutor candidates may NOT use computational engines like wolframalpha.
Here are some sample linear algebra questions: Linear Algebra PDF. Tutor candidates need to schedule a time to take this exam.
A Tutor exam from January 2013 - Tutor Candidate Exam, Part 2:
Tutor candidates are given 10 problems to take home. Candidates are then asked to return at a later date and demonstrate solutions to these problems and the Math Lab's favorite problems at the board.
Here are a few sample questions from Part 2 of the Tutor Candidate Exam.
Note: Make sure your resume and unofficial transcript are already uploaded.