Programs & Services

Become a TSR^2 Facilitator!



Enjoy helping and teaching others?

Apply to join the TSR2 as a Facilitator (FA)!

The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR2), located in 16-159, provides support and resources to MIT students in virtually any subject, with a focus on first-year GIRs. The sessions are run by Facilitators (FAs): advanced upperclassmen and graduate students that are committed to and enjoy teaching and supporting a diverse population of MIT students. The services provided by TSR2 FAs include the following:

  • One-on-One Sessions

Students can book a 1hr one-on-one appointment with a facilitator in the subject of their choosing through TSR2 scheduling system (Nimbus app). All facilitators are required to have two, hour-long one-on-ones available every week.

  • Facilitated Study Groups

Students can request to join a weekly study group facilitated by one of our FAs in a variety of subjects. Study groups are kept small (3-6 students) and meet twice a week for 1hr through the term. Facilitators and students decide on session times and meet in a designated MIT classroom. Study groups are flexible and can start anytime before drop date. Note: The compensation for this service is $17/hr for undergraduate FA and $19/hr for graduate FAs.

  • P-Set Nights

These consist of weekly 4-hour drop-in sessions lead by FAs in the TSR2 (16-159) and via Zoom.  Each night’s session focuses on a specific subject, which can be viewed in the semester P-Set Night schedule posted outside the TSR2. Typically, P-Set Nights are for Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics GIRs.

  • Exam Reviews

FAs lead exam reviews in a selection of subjects (mainly GIRs) throughout each semester. These reviews are advertised through our mailing list and  take place 24-48 hours before the exam itself.


TSR2 FAs are expected to work a minimum of 4 hours each week, including 2hrs of P-Set Night and/or leading a Facilitated Study group and 2hrs of availability for one-on-ones. In addition, FAs should note the following:

  • Have excellent communication and teaching skills 
  • MIT graduate student or MIT upper-division undergraduate who has earned an A (or ASEd) the course they are interested in supporting
  • Have excellent levels of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality 
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional behavior at all times


The salary for undergraduate TSR2 FA’s is $16/hour and is $18/hour for graduate TSR2 FAs.

NOTE: Unfortunately, we are not able to employ international or non-registered graduate students.

Note that working as a TSR2 facilitator does not fullfil any departamental TAship requirement.


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