Mathematics graduate teaching assistant

Getting Started as a TA

TA Training Workshop:

  • Students in Applied Math, Computational Math, C&O or Pure Math: training will be provided by the Faculty of Mathematics in the first week of classes (Fall term). You will receive an email in the summer with a link to register.
  • Students in Computer Science or Statistics and Actuarial Science: your dept/school will provide their own training. Your Graduate Coordinator will inform you of the details.
  • Download the Fall 2022 Math TA Training Workshop (PDF) slides.

Required learning

  • In your first term you must complete following online training modules:
    • Harassment and discrimination (Log in to Waterloo Learn > Self Registration > CMAHRO TA Training - Mathematics)
    • Safety (3 different online modules) 
    • Review the Teaching Assistant Manual to familiarize yourself with the Teaching Assistant role.

Suggested learning

  • LEARN modules through Waterloo Grad Ready (optional):
    • Module 3: Getting Ready to be a Teaching Assistant
    • New modules will be offered periodically

Additional information