The University of Arizona

UTA Program for Math Majors

Welcome to the UTA Program for Math Majors (Calculus I and above)!

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 UTA Program. Please see the application page for more details. Contact Tyler Kloefkorn or Katherine Walsh if you have any questions. 

Tyler J Kloefkorn

Tyler J Kloefkorn

Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics
Katherine Walsh

Katherine Walsh

Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics
MATH 305










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 or pay

Currently, undergraduate teaching assistants may participate in the program for credit or for pay.

  • For-credit participants will be able to apply for 3 credits, and the credits will count as elective credits toward graduation totals, but will not fulfill any requirements for the math major. The credits will be graded pass/fail, and will therefore not impact students' GPAs.
  • For-pay participants will be paid $10 per hour for up to 8 hours per week, with a maximum earning of $1,250 over the course of the semester. Paid UTA positions are highly competitive.
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