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Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (UTA) Programs

Math 100 UTA Program

The Math 100 UTA program serves our Math 100 and 100AX courses. These courses have a combination of on-line and in-person instruction. UTAs, Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, are given a cohort of students to track through an on-line learning tool called ALEKS. Duties include grading, setting daily and weekly goals for students, in-person and on-line tutoring, and constant communication with students and the instructional team.  Math 100 UTAs will gain experience in teaching, tutoring, as well as develop their technology skills in our online hybrid environment.   Interested?  Contact Mark Barnard at mbarnard@math.arizona.edu; please submit a cover letter, resume, and an unoffical transcript.

UTA Program for Math Majors (Calculus I and above)

The UTA Program for Math Majors provides undergraduate math majors with the opportunity to learn about teaching mathematics by working with an instructor of an undergraduate course and meeting regularly as a group with a mentor. Duties include participating in the weekly UTA seminar, running review sessions, grading, holding office hours, possible classroom demonstrations, and a few hours a week of tutoring.

UTA Program applicants should have completed the calculus sequence, Math 122A/B or 125 and Math 129, or an equivalent set of courses, with a grade of B or better. In addition, applicants should be taking or have taken Math 223.

The application deadline for the Spring 2018 UTA program is December 1, 2017. Please see the application page for more details. Contact Gabriela Jaramillo or Lidia Mrad if you have any questions.   

Gabriela Jaramillo

Gabriela Jaramillo

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Lidia Mrad

Lidia Mrad

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The UTA program provides undergraduate math majors with the opportunity to learn about teaching mathematics by working with an instructor of an undergraduate course and meeting regularly as a group with a mentor. Duties include participating in the weekly UTA seminar, running review sessions, grading, holding office hours, possible classroom demonstrations, and a few hours a week of tutoring.

For a participant's perspective on this program, check out the testimonials or the final reports from past UTAs.

Duties of the participants in the UTA Program include:

  • Attending a one-time UTA training and orientation
  • Participating actively in the weekly UTA Seminar
  • Meeting weekly (or bi-weekly) with your mentor instructor
  • Working approximately 7 hours per week with the course; possible activities include:
    • Holding office hours
    • Leading review/study sessions
    • Helping and assisting with in-class group work
    • Facilitating class projects
    • Proctoring exams and quizzes
    • Writing study guides, notes, practice problems, and creating homework keys
    • Grading
  • Working approximately 2 hours per week in the Mathematics Tutoring Center (MTL 121)
  • Writing a report at the conclusion of this experience suitable for publication on the Department of Mathematics web-page

Credit and pay

Beginning in Fall 2017, all undergraduate teaching assistants now will participate in the program for a mixture of credit and pay.

  • Participants will earn 1 unit of upper-division elective credit; the credit will count toward graduation totals, but will not fulfill any requirements for the math major. The course will use alternative grading (S, P, F), and will therefore not impact students' GPAs.
  • Participants will also earn $11.50/hour for up to 7 hours of work per week during the 15 week semester.
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