Graduate Teaching Assistants
On the Job
Graduate Teaching Assistants work under the direction of college professors. They perform teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower-level courses, grading, preparing and giving tests, and developing course materials. They must be enrolled in a graduate program.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist other educational professionals with projects or research.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Evaluate performance of educational staff.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
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