# 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.## Undergraduate 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

## Graduate Grader

Similar to undergraduate graders, graduate grader are assigned to work with an upper-level 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 two classes and each class requires up to 10 hours of work per week. FERPA and other required employment training is required of all graders. International students must meet "Level 1" criteria of language proficiency. Other stipulations are required based on full vs. part-time enrollment status. 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

## 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 concepts, 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)

- 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.

- 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.

**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

**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.

## 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.

- 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

- Oral/Written Communication: Articulate thoughts clearly and effectively in written and oral form
- Teamwork/Collaboration: Consider different points of view
- Leadership: Use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others