What is the Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2)?

Founded by students, the TSR^2 is a study lounge that offers peer-led academic resources for MIT's talented scholars. In operation for over 30 years, the TSR^2 is designed to deliver academic assistance to MIT's undergraduate students in most subjects but particularly for GIRs. Academically advanced upperclass students and graduate students serve as facilitators (FAs).

What services are provided by the Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2)?

Weekly P-Set Nights, One-on-One appointments, and Exam Review sessions.

I'm interested in getting these services through the TSR^2. What should I do?

Our weekly Pset Nights and Exam Reviews are drop-in and happen throughout the term. Check out the schedule in our TSR^2 calendar. To view classes available and schedule One-on-One Appointment with one of our facilitators please follow these instructions.

I'm an academically advanced, upperclass student or graduate student, and I'm interested in becoming an FA for the TSR^2. How do I apply?

Applications are available online.  After completing and submitting your application online, you will be interviewed by the TSR^2 administrative staff. If your application and interview are successful, you will earn $16/hour, if an undergraduate student, or $18/hour, if a graduate student. Please note that we are unable to hire international graduate students. 

Other than being academically in good standing, what are the prerequisites for becoming an FA?

In addition to being a current MIT undergraduate or graduate in good academic standing, you must have earned an "A" in whatever coursework you propose to facilitate and must have successfully completed an interview with the OME administrative staff.  In addition, applicants must be available to work for at least 6 hours a week in weekly P-Set nights and individual one-on-one appointments.

Don't see the answer you are looking for?

Please email your question to tsr2 [at] mit.edu (tsr[at]mit[dot]edu).