Title: Mathematics and Statistics Tutor/Lab Assistant
Position Type: Student
Search Type: External - minimum 7 days
Department: 21R000 - Science, Tech, Engineering & Math
Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs
Position Location: Richmond Campus
Driver Classification: Non-Driver
Schedule Type: Part Time, No Benefits (less than 20 hrs per week)
Hours Per Week: 20
Contact Person: Shawn Clift, email@example.com
Job Summary/Basic Functions
Some mathematics courses are taught in large lecture sections. Labs have been created to provide a setting for small group tutoring, testing, and monitoring weekly progress. The labs are offered as a way to personalize the large groups and provide a comfortable atmosphere where students can ask questions and receive personal attention in their areas of difficulty.
Additionally some mathematics courses have a co-requisite course to help remediate students who are not college ready. These have been created to provide a setting for small group tutoring, testing, monitoring weekly progress and remediation of content. These are offered as a way to provide a comfortable atmosphere where students can ask questions and receive personal attention in their areas of difficulty.
Students who serve as laboratory assistants are eligible to apply for one hour of co-op credit for each lab taught. The work requirement for one co-op credit is 80 hours of work.
Each lab assistant is required to tutor at least one hour per week in the tutoring center. Additionally, they must proctor one final exam and tutor two hours in the tutoring center during final exam week.
Lab Assistants meet with lecture leaders to discuss details of conducting each lab. Help students understand concepts and clarify procedures. Listen to students and try to understand their difficulties.
Mathematics and statistics tutors provide tutorial assistance to students in lower-level mathematics and statistics classes (classes up to and including the first level of calculus and the first level of statistics). Tutors may occasional help proctor exams or even substitute for a lab assistant.
There is will be a mandatory training session prior to the start of the semester.
MAT 112 lab assistants must have a grade of “C” or higher in MAT 122 (Calculus I or equivalent).
MAT 105P/106P lab assistants must have a grade of “B” or higher in MAT 114 (College Algebra or equivalent).
MAT 111 lab assistants must have a grade of “C” or higher in MAT 114 (Calculus I or equivalent).
STA 215P lab assistants must have a grade of “B” or higher in MAT 114 (College Algebra or equivalent). AND a grade of A or better in STAT 215 or B or better in STAT 270
1. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 hours at EKU.
2. Grade of “B” or higher in Calculus I (or higher level course). If you are an education Major I will waive the calculus requirement.
3. Have special expertise in at least one of the following areas
a. Math service courses (MAT 105 and 106)
b. Math education courses (MAT 201 and 202)
c. Trigonometry (MAT 120)
d. Pre-Calculus, First semester calculus (MAT 1122, 234, 261)
e. First semester statistics (STA 215, and 270)
Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.
Open Until Filled: No
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