## VCAs, Readers, and Tutors

### Course Assistants (15000's)

Course Assistants (referred to as "VCA"s for historical reasons) correct papers and help students learn calculus under the guidance of math graduate student Lecturers and faculty members teaching in the 150's calculus sequence courses. A VCA is responsible for collecting, grading, and promptly returning to the instructor all written homework assignments from the assigned class. A VCA keeps an accurate record of students' homework grades and submits these grades to the instructor at the end of each quarter. In addition, the VCA will attend the weekly problem session for the assigned course and will hold informal "office hours" for students in the course at some campus location. Each week the VCA and instructor will meet to discuss issues in the course, such as difficulties the students are having with the homework problems, or with understanding concepts.

Qualifications: Any sophomore, junior, or senior is eligible to apply if he or she has a strong background in mathematics (i.e., calculus plus a second year of math completed or scheduled for the following year.) VCA's should expect to spend 6-10 hours per week on the job.

Assignments of VCA's are made by the Department and are based on the level of experience of the applicants for each position. Assignments are made for one quarter at a time, but preference will be for the VCA to work all year in the same section; continuation in the job is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the current instructor. Current level of pay will be $23 per registered student plus $250 per section.

### Readers (16100 and higher)

The Department of Mathematics hires Readers to correct the homework papers in Mathematics courses numbered 16100 or higher. A Reader is responsible for collecting, grading, and promptly returning to the instructor all written homework assignments from the assigned class. A Reader keeps an accurate record of students' homework grades and submits these grades to the instructor at the end of each quarter.

Qualifications: Any sophomore, junior, or senior is eligible to apply if he or she has a strong background in mathematics, including having done excellent work in the course for which he/she is applying to be a Reader. Assignments of Readers are made by the Department and are based on the level of experience of the applicants for each position. Assignments are made for one quarter at a time; continuation in the job is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation by the current instructor. Readers may be assigned to more than one course. Current level of pay is $46 per registered student.

### Junior Tutors

The Department of Mathematics has several Junior Tutor positions available in the coming academic year. Junior Tutors are selected on the basis of their competence in mathematics and the likelihood that their personal qualities will enable them to work regularly and productively with a group of students learning the subject. On occasion a Junior Tutor will need to assist in clearing up some obscurity in presentation of the subject or in the further development of a topic. A Junior Tutor functions best by stimulating and encouraging the students as a group to raise and respond to their own questions.

Qualifications: Any sophomore, junior, or senior is eligible to apply if he or she has a strong background in mathematics (i.e. calculus plus a second year of math completed or scheduled for the following year.) Duties include attending all meetings of the class assigned, preparing for and leading the regular tutorial sessions, and correcting the papers of students in the tutorial group. Junior Tutors spend between ten and fifteen hours per week on the job, and should expect to continue in the job for the entire academic year. Students eligible for Work/Study jobs are particularly urged to apply. Current level of pay is $1300 per quarter.

### Application Forms

To apply for any of these positions, please
fill out this form. Applications are due **Friday, June 10, 2016**.
Completed applications should be returned to Jitka Stehnova in Eckhart 212, or emailed
to stehnova@math.uchicago.edu.