Teaching assistant information

Teaching assistantship and proctoring information

A teaching assistantship (TA) is an average of 10 hours per week and 120 hours for the term. It may include marking assignments, laboratory demonstrations, leading tutorials, and 10 hours of proctoring any Chemistry midterm or final exams (in addition to proctoring midterms for your assigned course). Specific duties will be assigned near the beginning of each term. Proctoring of midterm and final exams will be assigned throughout the term, as needed.

Please note that you must be available for the TA assignment from the first day of classes to three working days after the examination period. Although the specific duties assigned by the Department of Chemistry are not uniformly spread over the four-month period, the total remuneration for the assignment is uniform across this period.

Teaching Assistant Workshop

The Department of Chemistry holds a Teaching Assistant Workshop at the beginning of the term for all graduate and undergraduate student teaching assistants. Completion of the Teaching Assistant Workshop is mandatory for all future TA assignments in the Department of Chemistry. You will only need to attend the Teaching Assistant Workshop once, and you will receive a certificate of attendance that you will need to keep as proof of attendance for any future assignments.

Some of the benefits of attending this workshop are to:

  • Enhance your teaching strategies to be a successful teaching assistant.
  • Develop your interpersonal, leadership, and coordination skills.
  • Help make your experience as a teaching assistant more enjoyable and rewarding.

The next Teaching Assistant Workshop will be accessible starting January 1, 2024 at 8:00 am (Eastern Time) on LEARN. You must have completed the Teaching Assistant Workshop by January 8, 2024. Instructions for enrolment in the workshop will be provided to those who require the workshop.

Tutoring opportunities

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