Math/Physics Student Worker
Required Schedule Flexibility
(1-5 scale with 5 as most flexible): 4
The student workers of the Math/Physics Department act as clerical staff, receptionists, graders, and tutors. They play a vital role in the functioning of the department.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Photocopy, type, and special individual assignments,
Fulfill special requests of the instructors,
Grade and record homework assignments,
Assist in grading, and record quizzes and tests.
Secondary duties and responsibilities:
Assist in lab set-up,
Routine mail pick-up and deliveries,
Maintain a clean and neat work environment,
Act as a receptionist,
Assist students who need help on daily homework assignments,
Assist students at the Math Assistance Center open some evenings.
Mathematics preparation through College Algebra or equivalent,
Integrity, dependability to complete tasks with minimum supervision.
Mathematics preparation through Discrete Math or Calculus I,
For students majoring in mathematics and/or getting a mathematics education certification this work station can serve as an invaluable opportunity to hone their mathematical and teaching skills.
The student will:
Learn to work independently and as a team, prioritize, take initiative and responsibility for daily activities such as grading, copying, mail delivery, tutoring, cleaning and other duties as assigned,
Review mathematical and physics procedures and concepts experienced in their early courses by helping lower division students with their assignments,
Lead and/or assist with instruction of students in tutoring, lab, and lecture environments,
Contribute to a positive, collegial environment that enables them to work effectively with fellow students and supervisors,
Gain proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs necessary for upkeep of grade books and inter-office communications,
Learn and practice professional telephone and office etiquette and understand the need for confidentiality when dealing with student records,
Recognize the value of and develop interpersonal and communication skills necessary to keep supervisors apprised of schedule changes and conflicts, assist professors in the lab and classroom and to tutor students seeking help.