# Department of Mathematics

## 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: Applicants for VCA positions should have had Honors Calculus or Math 15900 or Math 15910, or higher level mathematics courses. VCA's should expect to spend 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 $25 per registered student plus$287.50 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.

### Application Forms

To apply for any of these positions, please fill out this form. Applications are due Friday, June 8, 2018. Completed applications should be returned to Jitka Stehnova in Eckhart 212, or emailed to stehnova@math.uchicago.edu.