Account on Hold
Account on Hold
- Aug 7, 2015
I'm going to be a TA for the first time starting this fall. Do you guys have any good advice?
Nah it's for a molecular biology class (not a lab). So basically I'm going to be TA'ing a discussion session once a week for an hour and hold office hours once a week (also for an hour).Lab TA? Just be friendly and approachable. Try to chat with the students when there's down time, and routinely walk around and ask the students if they're doing okay and if they need any help. Make sure you read what experiment you're doing beforehand so you know what to expect, what kind of questions students might ask, etc.
When I TA'd econ courses the profs were generally very open and helpful to working w/ me in regards to test material, what I should cover in review sessions, etc. I think having a short sit down before your review sessions would be totally beneficial and most appropriate.Nah it's for a molecular biology class (not a lab). So basically I'm going to be TA'ing a discussion session once a week for an hour and hold office hours once a week (also for an hour).
Do you guys know if, as a TA, there is an acceptable way of asking the professor what they'll test on? I want to focus my teaching in a way that is most beneficial to students. But I know that as a student the professor is very dismissive of questions like that - I've had lots of professors just say "everything that's in the lecture" and then when you open up the test you realize they were being very disingenuous.
When I TA'd at UCSD I tried to do my best to provide the information in multiple ways (visual, verbal, writing) in the 50 minutes we had to teach per week. I would always try to set aside 10-15 minutes to work through problems with the group so that they could apply what I had just shown them. Additionally, the problems I provided always contained information from previous material.I'm going to be a TA for the first time starting this fall. Do you guys have any good advice?
A number of my (female) friends have been asked out by TAs immediately after the semester ended. The thirst is real yo.legit though there are so many people who do this and its kinda disturbing
I don't understand what you mean by this. From the context, I assume you meant something like "reprimand" rather than "elevate"?My advice: if a student sticks his/her head above the crowd for any reason other than actual excellence (can't really blame students for getting 100's and being proud of it), elevate that student.