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Student Worker Positions Available in Math Department

There are many student worker positions available through the Math Department. The job descriptions, including key competencies for learning outcomes, and information on how to apply are given below.


Grader

Student assistants are hired each semester to work as an undergraduate grader. In this position, each grader is assigned to work with a math faculty member and grade students' assignments. The math faculty member will give each grader specific guidelines to follow when grading the student assignments and will explain the process for exchanging papers. Each grader can grade up to four classes and each class may require up to 5 hours of work per week. FERPA and other required employment trainings are required of all graders. While in this position, each student assistant will:
  • Articulate mathematical thoughts clearly and effectively in written form.
  • Think critically and adequately assess other student's work.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional setting
  • Consider different points of view
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work
If you are intersted in the student assistant position of Grader, download PDF form, fill it out, scan it, then email it to onica@tamu.edu. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Onica (onica@tamu.edu).

Business Math Teaching Assistants (BMTAs) for Math 140 and Math 142

The Department of Mathematics hires undergraduate teaching assistants to work 12 hours a week in the Business Math courses (Math 140 and Math 142). The duties of a BMTA are:
  • Attending class to help facilitate the learning for in-class assignments (i.e., walking around, taking notes, listening to how instructor explains the concpts, etc.). (~3 hours per week)
  • Managing the day-to-day procedures in class (i.e., passing out papers, clearing the memory of calculators, manage seating charts, etc.).
  • Holding office hours for the students in the class for which they are a BMTA. (~5 hours per week)
  • Assisting the instructor with the grading of quizzes, in-class assignments, and exams. (~3 hours per week)
  • Preparing for office hours and class by working the assigned online and textbook homework sets. (~1 hour per week)
Qualifications for BMTAs are:
  • 3.0 cumulative GPR at time of employment.
  • Took Math 140 or Math 142 (whichever you are applying for BMTA position) at Texas A&M University.
  • Earned a grade of A or B in the class for which you are applying to be a BMTA.
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate at Texas A&M University.
  • Available to work 12 hours per week, as outined above.

While in this position, each BMTA will:
  • Articulate mathematical thoughts clearly and effectively, in written form.
  • Think critically and adequately assess other students' work.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional setting.
  • Consider different points of view.
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work.

BMTA applicants must fill out the fields required in the online application (see link at the bottom of this page). Once your application is received it will go through the following steps:
  • Step 1- Initial Review of Application: The Math Department will conduct the initial review of 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 BMTA. The problem sets used for the interviews for each course are linked below. If you are selected for an interview, you need to be sure you can solve all the problems. You may use any notes you create during the intervew.

    MATH 140
    MATH 142

    During the interview, you will present some of the problem solutions to a panel of math faculty. The faculty will assess your presentation and organization skills, your 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 BMTA.
If you are interested in applying for a BMTA position, click this link to the online application and submit it, electronically.

Math 150 Peer Tutors

The Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, is hiring Peer Tutors to work with MATH 150 students during the weekly recitation labs. The Math 150 Peer Tutors will help fellow Aggies better understand the content covered in MATH 150 and help the students be more successful in the course. Peer Tutors will work with students in small groups on designated activities during the recitation lab. They will answer questions and provide feedback to students on their work.

Preferred Qualifications for Math 150 Peer Tutors are:
  • 3.0 cumulative GPR at time of employment.
  • Took the TAMU Math Placement Exam and was placed in MATH 150 by score on MPE.
  • Took Math 150 at TAMU and earned a grade of A.
  • Took Math 151 at TAMU and earned a grade of A.
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate at Texas A&M University.
  • Available to work 3-9 hours per week, as outined above.

While in this position, each Peer Tutor will:
  • Articulate mathematical thoughts clearly and effectively in written form.
  • Think critically and adequately assess other student's work.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional setting
  • Consider different points of view
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work
To apply please click this link to access the application.

Math Tutors for MLC Help Sessions (Sponsored by Math Department)

If you are intersted in applying to be a Help Session Leader for MATH 171, MATH 172, MATH 221, or MATH 300 please visit the TAMU Math Learning Center Website for more details.