Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Assistant duties are specified by the Duke TIP administration and by the Instructor with whom the Teaching Assistant is working. The Teaching Assistant is required to assist instructors on weekdays for approximately seven hours and one-half day on the weekends, where applicable (see below for specifics.) Also, the Teaching Assistant facilitates an evening study session after dinner Monday through Thursday. In addition to daily classroom duties, Teaching Assistants attend instructional staff meetings and assist the residential staff on student arrival and departure days. Teaching Assistants are encouraged (but not required) to participate in evening and weekend residential activities.

Qualifications

A minimum of two years of college coursework, including some concentrated study in subject areas relevant to Duke TIP courses, is required; candidates nearing completion of undergraduate coursework or currently pursuing graduate-level studies are preferred. Experience teaching or tutoring is helpful as is staff or participant experience with programs for the academically gifted. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents, exhibit maturity and a positive attitude, and be willing to serve as a role model for students and other staff members. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team; organize projects; explain and enforce TIP rules; and support the efforts of the instructors, the academic coordinator, and other Duke TIP administrative staff.

Programs

Teaching Assistants are hired for the following programs:

CRISIS
Academic Adventures
Scholar Weekends
Summer Studies

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Program Overview

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