Please complete the online form and follow the instructions for uploading a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Deadline for priority consideration for Spring 2020 is January 15th, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
A link to the Spring 2020 student application is on the main LA program page.
LAs are undergraduates who serve as learning coaches in structured activities. They are students who have excelled in the course in previous semesters, and they work with the instructor to improve student learning in the course.
The specific responsibilities vary by course, but generally LAs work with students in structured activities during class. For example, LAs might facilitate in-class discussion (perhaps in conjunction with clicker questions or during small group work). LAs also meet weekly with the instructor, and they attend a weekly seminar on Math and Science Education to connect their practical activities with formal ideas about teaching and learning.
Yes, LAs receive a payment based on the specific time commitments associated with their assignments. Most LAs work 8-10 hours per week.
LA commitments include:
You get to help other students learn math/science! Most LAs find this to be rewarding, and they develop a deeper understanding of the material and more sophisticated views of learning. You'll also get a chance to try out teaching, and you might discover a new career path.
Interested in becoming a teacher? Learn more at: info about teaching careers and scholarships.
The primary role of LAs is to work with students during class. While LAs may do some
grading of homework, it should only be a small part of their overall responsibilities.