Calculus Peer Assisted Review Learning Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science


The Mathematics Department is seeking to hire part-time student assistants (learning assistants, LA) to assist in the administration of Calculus participant-active review sessions during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. The learning assistants will be responsible for running the reviews and assisting the students in their learning. The review sessions will be given on weekends and hours for the positions will vary. Applicants must apply online. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled. The successful candidates must have extensive knowledge of calculus and exemplary leadership skills in order to help the students master the skills and concepts in Calculus. The candidates should know the material really well, be able to anticipate mistakes before they occur, be able to intervene as necessary to keep the students successfully working toward the correct conclusion, NOT be rushing to show them how to do it, be creative to ask leading questions so the students themselves discover the right path, be able to keep it moving, etc. The review should focus on the concepts and the process, not just the answer, with the goal to help build a sturdy foundation and deep understanding. The candidates must have completed MATH 141 at University Park, and received a high grade. The candidates must have participated in the Calculus Orals while taking MATH 140 and/or MATH 141. The candidates should submit a current resume (with their MATH 140/141 instructors listed as references).

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088