The University of Arizona

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (UTA) Programs

Math 100 UTA Program | UTA Program for Math/Stat Majors

Math 100 UTA Program

The Math 100 UTA program serves our Math 100 courses. These courses have a combination of on-line and in-person instruction. UTAs, Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, are given a cohort of students to track through an on-line learning tool called ALEKS. Duties include grading, setting daily and weekly goals for students, in-person and on-line tutoring, and consistent communication with students and the instructional team.  Math 100 UTAs will gain experience in teaching and tutoring, as well as develop their technology skills in our online hybrid environment.

Interested?  Contact; please submit a cover letter, resume, and an unofficial transcript.

 UTA Program for Math and Stat Majors (Calculus I and above)

The UTA Program for Math and Stat Majors provides our undergraduate majors with the opportunity to learn about teaching mathematics or statistics by working with an instructor of an undergraduate course and meeting regularly as a group with a mentor. Duties include participating in the weekly UTA seminar, running review sessions, grading, holding office hours, possible classroom demonstrations, and a few hours a week of tutoring.

UTA Program applicants should have completed the calculus sequence, Math 122A/B or 125 and Math 129, or an equivalent set of courses, with a grade of B or better. In addition, applicants should be taking or have taken Math 223. 

For a participant's perspective on this program, check out the testimonials or the final reports from past UTAs.

Duties of the participants in the UTA Program include:

  • Attending a one-time UTA training and orientation
  • Participating actively in the weekly UTA Seminar
  • Meeting weekly (or bi-weekly) with your mentor instructor
  • Working approximately 7 hours per week with the course; possible activities include:
    • Leading review/study sessions
    • Helping and assisting with in-class group work
    • Facilitating class projects
    • Proctoring exams and quizzes
    • Writing study guides, notes, practice problems, and creating homework keys
    • Holding office hours
    • Grading
  • Working approximately 2 hours per week in the Math DepartmentTutoring Center (MTL 121)
  • Writing a report at the conclusion of this experience suitable for publication on the Department of Mathematics web-page

Credit and pay

Beginning in Fall 2017, all undergraduate teaching assistants now will participate in the program for a mixture of credit and pay.

  • Participants will earn 1 unit of upper-division elective credit; the credit will count toward graduation totals, but will not fulfill any requirements for the math major. The course will use alternative grading (S, P, F), and will therefore not impact students' GPAs.
  • Participants will also earn $11.50/hour for up to 7 hours of work per week during the 15 week semester.


The application deadline for the Spring 2020 UTA program is December 1, 2019. Please see the application page for more details. Contact Rachel Neville or Tiffany Jones if you have any questions.  

Rachel Neville

Rachel Neville

Postdoctoral Research Associate I
MATH 704
Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones

Postdoctoral Research Associate I
MATH 708