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Employment Opportunities

Each term, Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support hires a team of 15-20 student staff to facilitate various help sessions at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.  

While third- and fourth-year students are preferred, applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

If interested, please fill out the appropriate application form(s), found below.  Contact Tina Balfour or drop by P215 to find out more information.

For Fall Term, applications must be received by July 31 2019 in order to be considered during the first round of hiring;  any applications received after that date will be kept on record, in the case that additional employment opportunities become available. 

While we appreciate the interest of all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Drop-in Help Session Peer Tutors

Thanks to the support of the Students' Union, we offer traditional drop-in help sessions in our two Mathematics & Statistics Learning Labs, room LH1018 in Lazaridis Hall and room BA104 in Bricker Academic.

Any student taking a first-year introductory math course or an introductory statistics course (offered by the Department of Mathematics or another academic department) will be welcome to make use of the labs for individual or small group study.  In addition, specified times are offered for coding assistance, to support CP104 and CP164.

Weekly drop-in math help sessions are also scheduled in selected student residences.

Senior students are required to form a team of peer tutors, who will provide explanations of concepts and strategies for problem solving to those students seeking math, stats, or coding assistance through the drop-in hours.

The time commitment is six to eight hours per week, commencing the second week of classes. Rate of pay starts at $17 per hour.

Qualifications

Candidates must have:

  • an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher
  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to model effective learning strategies

Math tutors must also have obtained a minimum grade of A- in at least two 100-level math courses, which are to include:

  • one of MA101 or MA103
  • and one of MA121, MA122, MA170.

Stats tutors must also have obtained a minimum grade of A- in an introductory statistics course, which could include:

  • one of ST260, PS296, GESC258, EC245/285/295, SY382

Coding tutors must also have earned a minimum grade of A- in both CP104 and CP164.

Those candidates who have completed additional quantitative courses - such as, but not limited to, 200-level mathematics and/or statistics courses, physics and/or computer science courses - will have stronger applications and will be given first consideration.

Drop-in Help Session Peer Tutor Application Form (Waterloo, Fall 2019)

Math Mentoring Program Peer Mentors/Tutors

Each academic term, the MaSt offers a math mentoring program for specific 100-level mathematics courses. Reliable senior undergraduate students may be required to become peer tutor/mentors for:

  • MA100: Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • MA101: Calculus I for the Natural Sciences
  • MA102: Introduction to Functions and Differential Calculus
  • MA103: Calculus I
  • MA121: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MA122: Introductory Linear Algebra
  • MA129: Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

Responsibilities include conducting two one-hour study sessions each week for a small group of students (maximum of eight) who are repeating one of the relevant first-year math courses. Each session will aim to incorporate effective learning strategies while reviewing and reinforcing course content.

Peer Mentors will be expected to complete progress journals for each student and to meet with the MAC program coordinator on a regular basis.

Time commitment is approximately four hours per week. Training is provided during the beginning of the term. Rate of pay starts at $17 per hour.

Candidates must have earned a minimum grade of A- (i.e. 10 on the 12-point grade system) in the course for which they are applying, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and model good learning strategies. Only students with an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher will be considered.

Math Mentoring Program Peer Mentor/Tutor Application Form (Waterloo, Fall 2019)

Directed Homework Session Facilitators

Each academic term, the MaSt conducts directed homework sessions for several math courses, as well as the first year economics course EC120 (starting Fall 2019); which courses each term, depends on scheduling and budget:

  • MA100: Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • MA101: Calculus I for the Natural Sciences
  • MA102: Introduction to Functions and Differential Calculus
  • MA121: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MA122: Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MA129: Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics

These 1.5-hour weekly sessions will be a modified form of Supplemental Instruction (SI), with which some students may be familiar. Each session will aim to incorporate effective learning strategies while reviewing and reinforcing course content.

Homework Session Facilitators may be expected to attend the course lectures and will conduct one homework session each week.

Time commitment is approximately four to six hours per week. Training is provided at the beginning of the term. Rate of pay starts at $19.50 per hour.

Candidates must have earned a minimum grade of A- (i.e. 10 on the 12-point grade system) in the course for which they are applying, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and model good learning strategies. Only students with an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher will be considered.

Directed Homework Session Facilitator Application Form (Waterloo, Fall 2019)

Drop-in Help Session Peer Tutors

Each fall and winter term, Math & Stats Learning Support (MaSt) offers six to eight hours of weekly drop-in help sessions on the Brantford campus. Any student taking a first-year introductory math course or an introductory statistics course (offered by either the Department of Mathematics or another academic department) will be welcome to make use of these hours for individual or small-group study.

Two senior students are required to facilitate the sessions, providing explanations of concepts and strategies for problem solving to those students seeking assistance through the drop-in hours.

Candidate qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of either:
    • At least two of the following Business Technology Management courses, with a final grade of B+ or better: MA127, MB235, MB207, MB217; or
    • At least one of the following introductory statistics courses, with a final grade of B+ or better: HS324, PS296, CC327.
  • An overall GPA of 7.0 or higher.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to model effective learning strategies.

The time commitment is four to six hours per week, commencing the second week of classes. Rate of pay starts at $17 per hour.

Drop-in Help Session Peer Tutors Application Form (Brantford, Fall 2019)

Volunteer Opportunities

Drop-in Help Session Volunteer Tutors

Does the job description for Math & Stats Learning Support (MaSt) peer tutors interest you, but you don't feel you have time to commit to the required six to eight hours each week? Are you looking for some great volunteer experience to add to your resume or application to teachers' college? Then consider applying to volunteer in one of our  MaSt's Student Study Centre.

The MaSt Learning Labs (LH1018 and BA104) are the locations for traditional drop-in help, open to students seeking assistance with first-year math courses and/or introductory statistics courses.

Candidates for volunteer positions must have earned a minimum of an A- grade in at least two 100-level math courses (MA101, MA103, MA104, MA121, MA122, MA170), as well as an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher. One of ST230, ST231, ST260, or any intro stats course as offered by other academic departments, may be used in place of one of the mathematics courses listed. Additional qualifications include having good communication skills and modelling excellent learning skills.

The time commitment is a minimum of two hours per week, starting the second week of classes for the academic term hired.

Third- and fourth-year students are preferred but applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

Drop-in Help Session Volunteer Application Form (Waterloo, Fall 2019)

Contact Tina Balfour or drop by P215 Peters Building to find out more information.

Drop-in Help Session Volunteer Tutors

Does the job description for the Math & Stats Learning Support (MaSt) peer tutors interest you, but you don't feel you have time to commit to the required six to eight hours each week? Are you looking for some great volunteer experience to add to your resume or application to teachers' college? Then consider volunteering with us!

We offer sessions provide drop-in help for 100-level Mathematics courses (MA127), and quantitative concepts from other courses, such as financial/managerial accounting (MB207, MB217), as well as probability and statistics (such as MB235, PS296, HS324, OL334, CC327).

Candidates for volunteer positions must have earned a minimum of a B+ grade in at least two of the quantitative courses listed above as well as an overall GPA of 7.0 or higher. Additional qualifications include having good communication skills and modelling excellent learning skills.

The time commitment is a minimum of two hours per week, starting the second week of classes for the academic term hired.

Third- and fourth-year students are preferred but applications from students in the second year of their program will be considered as well. Only registered Laurier undergraduates may apply.

If interested, contact Tina Balfour.