Teaching STEM Tutorials (CTE1111)

Monday, June 17, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Location: In-person (MC 2036)

Note: This session is geared toward tutorial TAs in science, engineering and math.

Facilitator: Tara Chen (CTE) and Harshina Brijlall (CTE)

Workshop description

Many TAs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines are responsible for teaching tutorial sessions. However, running tutorials can pose unique challenges for TAs. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to create an effective tutorial environment and present ways of maximizing student participation. In this session, you will plan a tutorial incorporating active learning and receive feedback on your plan. By the end of the session, you will be equipped with practical strategies for planning, running, and assessing your tutorials, with special attention to active learning strategies.

This workshop is offered on campus to allow you to practice in-person teaching skills or to model best practices for in-person teaching.

Workshop delivery

This session will take place on the Waterloo campus in room MC-2036.



This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't attend the workshop, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.