Undergraduate research

Applications are now closed for summer 2021.


Becoming a tutor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science helps students looking for math or computer science tutors connect with students interested in tutoring.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact the Department at math@mta.ca to express your interest and indicate your availability.


Becoming a teaching assistant

Mathematics TAs

Submit your application for a teaching assistant (TA) position in mathematics by completing the Math TA Application Form.

Applications are now open for Fall 2021. Please apply HERE.

First-year TA positions also require a brief face-to-face meeting in addition to the application. E-mail math@mta.ca to set up this meeting or for more information.

Computer science TAs

Submit your application for a teaching assistant (TA) position in Computer Science by completing the Comp Sci TA Application Form.

Applications are now open for Fall 2021. Please apply HERE.

For information you can email comp-ta@mta.ca

 

There will be a workshop for all new TAs during the first week of classes.

Please note that you must have a valid Social Insurance Number to work as a TA.

If you have any questions about the TA positions, please e-mail the appropriate address above.


Teaching assistant certificate

To be awarded in their graduating year to undergraduate students who have successfully completed the following requirements:

  • Be a TA responsible for labs (excludes marking only) in at least two different math or computer science courses, for a full semester each.
  • Attend a TA orientation session offered by the Department or a comparable workshop.
  • Enhance the teaching of a course in some concrete way with consultation and under the supervision of the course instructor. For example, the TA could:
    • present a short segment of supplementary material in a lab session
    • prepare a short hand-out (or web posting) featuring problems of a type observed to cause difficulties in the lab
    • contribute to the creation of lab material
    • offer a pre-test or pre-exam review session
    • otherwise demonstrate good judgement, mature teaching ability, and involvement in curriculum enhancement.
  • Course instructors (faculty) or lab supervisors (staff member) must also sign off with comments upon successful completion of this requirement. TAs hoping to fulfill this requirement in a particular semester and those closest to their graduation date will be given priority.
  • Complete and submit a TA Certificate application form by the last day of classes of the student's graduating year. Once you have applied online, the department will verify each component with supervising faculty or staff.

Procedure

  • Obtain an application form from the Math/CS office, the first year you work as a TA. (For current TAs, do this as soon as possible.)
  • Complete and return the updated form to the office each year before March 15.
  • Certificates are awarded each year at the annual Departmental banquet.
  • A record is kept on file of those awarded certificates; with the student's permission, this information may be used in letters of reference written on the student's behalf.

Clubs and societies

Math and Computer Science Society

Executive 2021/2022

  • Logan Stackhouse: President

  • Spencer Keller: VP Internal

  • Laura Paul: Sec/Tres

  • Lauren Farrell: VP External

  • Logan Pipes: Underclass Representative

» Contact the Society at mathcssoc@mta.ca