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Positions Available Through the Math Learning Center (MLC)

MLC Math Tutors (Student Assistant):

These leaders are trained to help fellow Aggies better understand the content in their math courses and answer questions they may have regarding math concepts and homework problems. Each student assistant will serve as a math expert for a math course in which they have been successful.

Qualifications for MLC Math Tutors are:
  • 3.0 cumulative GPR at time of employment.
  • Earned grade of A or B in the class for which you are applying to be a MLC Math Tutor.
  • Earned a grade of A or B for any prerequisites for the class for which you are applying to be a MLC Math Tutor.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate at Texas A&M University.
  • Be available to work 6 to 20 hours per week.

While in this position, each student assistant will:
  1. Articulate mathematical thoughts clearly and effectively in written form.
  2. Think critically and adequately assess other student's work.
  3. Communicate effectively in a professional setting
  4. Consider different points of view
  5. Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
  6. Plan, organize, and prioritize work

Applicants must fill out the fields required in online application (see link at bottom of this page). Once we receive your application, your application will go through the following steps:
  • Step 1- Initial Review of Application: The math department will conduct the initial review your application. Only those students who meet the qualifications listed above and have coursework in the areas of need will be invited to participate in the next step.
  • Step 2 - Online or Face-to-Face Interview: You will receive an invitation to the interview process via email. To prepare for the interview, you should download the set of problems that correspond to the math course for which you are applying to be a MLC Math Tutor. The problem sets used for the interviews for each course are listed below. If you are selected for an interview, you need to be sure you can solve all the problems and you may use any notes you create during the intervew.

    MATH 140
    MATH 141
    MATH 142
    MATH 167
    MATH 147
    MATH 148
    MATH 151/171
    MATH 152/172
    MATH 150
    MATH 221/251

    During the interview, you will present the problem solutions to a panel of math faculty. The faculty will assess your presentation and organization skills, ability to communicate mathematics, your overall preparation to "teach" each problem, and the level of mathematical accuracy. Students who successfully complete the interview process will move onto the next step of the process.
  • Step 3 - Recommendation for Employment: You will be contacted via email by a representative from the math department with specifics on the hiring process and a offer letter. At this step you will also fill out a form indicating your availability to work as a tutor.
APPLY: If you would like to apply for a MLC Math Tutor, click here for the MLC Application Link.