A typical day at work consisted of me running a lecture with my fellow facilitator for a class of about 15 mature students from the Chang School of Continuing Education. I learned how to communicate and coordinate with my superiors and fellow team members dynamically, to solve problems. Management is good, with good oversight and mentorship, but faceless and fragmented, which I can only imagine is typical of the industry. There is no workplace culture here, somehow by ignoring it, the institution has made it go away. The hardest part of my job was directing my own work in response to deadlines, or objectives set for me by the institution. The best part of the job was teaching.
Insecure, Low Committment, Encumbered by Beuracracy
Typical TA role true to contract terms, supervisors were available and supportive when needed. Some inefficiencies in smooth running of course (i.e.; no scantrons, administrative issues) but a good experience overall. Good exposure to TA duties
Professors are open to new ways and methods for in-class teaching . A great learning environment for both students as well as teaching assistants. Constant support is provided by education departments in promoting superior quality in in-class experience.
it was really nice to learn different aspects of being an engineering teacher. it was a good way to recall engineering courses and then teach them to students, take quizzes and help students perform their lab work.
Offers a lot of encamps activities and interactive learning opportunities. As a graduate student, you have ability to work for the university, which allows you to stay on campus and focus on your program.
I had the pleasure of working with a great professor, and help many students. The experience taught me a lot about time management, communication with students, and also helped with my networking skills.
I am working as a graduate teaching assistant, the faculty members are so helpful and I love the experience that I gain with them,I got an excellent presentation, communication skills with different level of people since I am dealing with faculty members, administrative staff and students.
A typical day at work consisted of running seminars for around 20+ students, assisting them with course material as well as responding to specific questions they might have. I also conducted office hours in which students could partake in one-on-one time if they required additional assistance. The hardest part of the job was being sure I could provide every student enough time to ensure that they fully understood the course material - this was attained by ascertaining if multiple students had the same questions, and addressing them in a clear manner for the whole group. I enjoyed the students' enthusiasm when they finally grasped a particularly complex concept which had previously given them difficulty
A fantastic place to learn, work with peers, and help the next generation. The workload and "typical" day changes with who you are working for. The hardest part is that it's not really a full-time gig and it can be hard to schedule work around class schedules.
I am currently working as teaching assistant at Ryerson university and I would like to say it was one of the best university of the Canada. The location is perfect in heart of downtown Toronto and environment of the university is very calm and friendly.