Programs & Services

Become a Teaching Assistant (TA)

Enjoy helping and teaching others? Apply to join the TSR^2 as a Teaching Assistant (TA)!

The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) located in 16-159 provides support and resources to MIT students in virtually any subject with a focus on first year GIR’s. The sessions are run by advanced upperclassmen and graduate students (TA’s) that are committed to and enjoy teaching and supporting a diverse population of MIT students. The services provided by TSR^2 TA’s include the following:

  • One-on-One Sessions

Students can book a 1hr appointment with a TA in the subject of their choosing through the online TSR^2 scheduling system once they have created an online account on the OME Website. 

  • P-Set Nights

These consist of drop-in sessions lead by TA’s from Sunday through Thursday evenings from 6pm to 10pm in the TSR^2 (16-159).  Each night’s session focuses on a specific subject which can be viewed in the Spring 2017 Semester P-Set Night Schedule found here.

  • Exam Reviews

TA’s lead exam reviews in a selection of subjects (mainly GIR’s) throughout each semester.  These reviews take place 24-48 hours before the exam itself.


TSR^2 TA’s are expected to work a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 6 hours per week. In addition, TA’s should:

  • Have excellent communication and teaching skills 
  • MIT graduate student or MIT undergraduate who has earned an A (or ASE'd) the course interested in teaching
  • Have excellent levels of responsibility, reliability and punctuality 
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional behavior at all times

The salary for undergraduate TA’s is $16/hour and is $18/hour for graduate TA’s. NOTE: We are not able to employ international or non-registered graduate students


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