MSW: Bates Summer Scholars Program (S9645X)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
Summer Math Teaching Assistant Position!
The Bates Summer Scholar Program (BSSP), a program that brings a diverse group of ten incoming first year students to Bates for six weeks during the summer, is looking to hire a Teaching Assistant for the mathematics portion of the program. The summer scholars live together in a designated residence, take two courses (one in math and one in science), and undertake social activities with each other and other students on campus. The goal of the program is to introduce a group of students to the sciences and math at Bates, in order to cultivate and retain their interest. The broader goal of the program is to change the face of science at Bates by attracting strong students from many backgrounds who are ready to tackle the complex issues of sceicne and technology from a variety of perspectives. For more information, please visit the Summer Scholar’s website: http://www.bates.edu/academics/programs-resources/bates-summer-scholars-program/.
The Math Teaching Assistant will assist Professors Greer and Buell in teaching the mathematics course, Math 110: “Great Ideas in Mathematics.”
Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
- Attending class
- Roaming the room to help answer questions when students are working on group exercises
- Completing all readings and assignments in advance of scholars to ensure the abilitiy to answer questions
- Grading homework
- Conducting evening help sessions for homework
- Providing feedback to the professors regarding student understanding/confusion.
- Modeling good time management.
- Helping reinforce study skills appropriate to a math course.
- Helping conduct pre-calculus review sessions.
Compensation Note: The Teaching Assistant receives $400.00 per week, plus room and board for the duration of the summer program.
TO APPLY: Pick-up an application from Clementine Braiser at 200 Hathorn Hall. Submit the written application form and statement to Clementine Braiser (200 Hathorn Hall) by MONDAY, MARCH 26 2012. Review of candidates, interviews, and selection of Residence Fellows will take place in early April 2012. Contact Catherine Buell (firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-6144), Meredith Greer (email@example.com or 786-6283), or Kerry O’Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-6065) for more information.