Math Understanding Assistant (MUA)

Employer

Mathematics and Sciences Department

Fall 2013

Address

Ira Allen Room 319



Purpose of Jobs, Duties, and Responsibilities

The MUA position is a great job for those people who want to get involved in mentoring others, understanding the material better and in interacting with students to help them learn. It is also a real responsibility - this is a professional job, and we expect that MUAs will meet all of the requirements during the semester and not let down either their professors or the students. Students in calculus classes will really count on the MUAs to help them out - quite a number of students find it easier to relate to the MUAs in their courses, as they are closer in age.

 *Duties*

1. MUAs attend each of their assigned professor's classes in order to see what is being taught, and to note the topics which are difficult for students.  Occasionally CUAs may help students during class too.

 2. MUAs also run at least one weekly 60-minute problem session to go over homework problems and other topics which might have come up during the week.   

 3. MUAs also check back in with the professor to give feedback.

Qualifications

The job usually takes  5-9 hours per week for the semester for 13-14 weeks. The compensation is $10/hour.

Supervisor and Contact Information

Amanda Hattaway
hattawaya@wit.edu
617-989-4368

Federal Work-Study, Leopard Work Program, or both

Both

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