Tutoring
Tutoring with the School of Mathematics and Statistics
Each year, the School of Mathematics and Statistics hires casual tutors to deliver tutorials, labs, workshops and undertake assignment marking. The roles and responsibilities of casual tutors in the School of Mathematics and Statistics are outlined in the following position descriptions. These position descriptions outline selection criteria and other requirements for these positions.
Tutor (Tutorial/Lab/Workshop)
Tutor (Marking)
Successful applicants are required to hold a valid Victorian Working with Children Check (WWWC).
In most cases, tutors who are successful in attaining a tutor position to deliver a tutorial will also be assigned a marking position.
See below for information about specific semesters, including important dates and tentative available positions.
For questions about tutoring in the School of Mathematics and Statistics please see the MSLC Contact page for contact details.

Semester 1, 2024
Applications for tutoring in Semester 1 2024 are welcome from past and prospective tutors. Priority will be given to current postgraduate students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
On Monday 20 November 2023 (12pm, Old Geology lecture theatre 1) there will be an inperson information session on casual teaching in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. This session will outline the roles and responsibilities of tutors in the School and outline the hiring process. This session is intended for postgraduate students who are considering applying to tutor with the School of Mathematics and Statistics in 2024. Attendance at this session is not required for prospective casual staff to be awarded a position, nor does attending this session guarantee a position.
Important Dates
Information Session on Casual Teaching in the School of Mathematics and Statistics Monday 20 November 2023, 1:00pm, Old Geology lecture theatre 1 Applications through the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS) Monday 8 January  Friday 19 January 2024 Selection interviews (new tutors only) Monday 29 January/Tuesday 30 January 2024
In person on Parkville campusAnnouncement of preliminary outcome of applications Friday 2 February 2024 Mandatory training for new tutors Tuesday 20 February 2024: online training modules
Wednesday 21 February 2024, 9:00am1:00pm: new tutor training, in person on Parkville campus
Wednesday 20 March 2024, 4:156:15pm: new tutor checkin, in person on Parkville campusMandatory subject meetings Thursday 22 February  Thursday 29 February 2024
(dates and times vary for particular subjects)Semester 1 Teaching Period Monday 26 February  Friday 24 May 2024 Applications are welcome via the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS). All past applicants are recommended to regularly update their CTRS profile to reflect their current experiences, student status and qualifications.
Available Positions (tentative)
Please see the University of Melbourne Handbook for more information on subjects below. The number of positions available for each subject will depend on enrolments.
Calculus 1 (MAST10005)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes) or workshops (timetabled as w01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials. Workshops consist of larger groups, where students practice core skills of the subject. Depending on class size, there may be one or two tutors assigned to a workshop.Calculus 2 (MAST10006)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.
NB: This subject is piloting our NextGen tutorial rooms, which replaces whiteboards with digital touch screen whiteboards in some classes.Linear Algebra (MAST10007)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes) or computer labs (timetabled as p02 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials. In computer labs, students learn to use MATLAB.Accelerated Mathematics 1 (MAST10008)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes) or computer labs (timetabled as p02 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials. In computer labs, students learn to use MATLAB.Experimental Design and Data Analysis (MAST10011)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to twohour NextGen tutorials (timetabled as consecutive p01 and p02 classes).
NextGen Tutorials are small group active learning classes, that make use of digital touch screen whiteboards. Students work in groups, on NextGen digital whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Students use R in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Introduction to Mathematics (MAST10012)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 and p02 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Students in this subject attend two tutorials per week – one tutorial on Monday/Tuesday, and another on Thursday/Friday.
Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their Monday/Tuesday tutorials.Linear Algebra: Advanced (MAST10022)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to onehour NextGen tutorials (timetabled as p01 and p02 classes).
NextGen Tutorials are small group active learning classes, that make use of digital touch screen whiteboards. Students work in groups, on NextGen digital whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Students use MATLAB in these classes. Students in this subject attend two tutorials per week – one tutorial on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday morning, and another on Wednesday afternoon/Thursday/Friday. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday morning tutorials.Probability (MAST20004)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to 2hour tutorial/computer lab classes (timetabled as consecutive p01 and p02 classes). The first hour of the class is a tutorial and the second hour of the class is a computer lab class.
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials. In computer labs, students learn to use R.Probability for Statistics (MAST20006)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to 2hour tutorial/computer lab classes (timetabled as consecutive p01 and p02 classes). The first hour of the class is a tutorial and the second hour of the class is a computer lab class.
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials. In computer labs, students learn to use R.Vector Calculus (MAST20009)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Real Analysis (MAST20026)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 and p02 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Students in this subject attend two tutorials per week – one tutorial on Monday/Tuesday, and another on Thursday/Friday.
Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their Monday/Tuesday tutorials.Engineering Mathematics (MAST20029)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Analysis of Biological Data (MAST20031)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as T01 classes) or computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are active learning seminars, cotaught with a lecturer and two tutors. Computer labs are are cotaught with two tutors. Students use R in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their computer lab classes.Vector Calculus: Advanced (MAST20032)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Real Analysis: Advanced (MAST20033)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 and p02 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Students in this subject attend two tutorials per week – one tutorial on Monday/Tuesday, and another on Thursday/Friday.
Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their Monday/Tuesday tutorials.Algebra (MAST30005)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Although larger than our first and second year tutorials, students are still encouraged to work in groups on whiteboards, where the learning spaces allow for this. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Graph Theory (MAST30011)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Although larger than our first and second year tutorials, students are still encouraged to work in groups on whiteboards, where the learning spaces allow for this. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Techniques in Operations Research (MAST30013)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Although larger than our first and second year tutorials, students are still encouraged to work in groups on whiteboards, where the learning spaces allow for this. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Probability for Inference (MAST30020)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Although larger than our first and second year tutorials, students are still encouraged to work in groups on whiteboards, where the learning spaces allow for this. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Complex Analysis (MAST30021)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Linear Statistical Models (MAST30025)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Applied Mathematical Modelling (MAST30030)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to tutorials (timetabled as p01 classes).
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Although larger than our first and second year tutorials, students are still encouraged to work in groups on whiteboards, where the learning spaces allow for this. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials.Biological Modelling and Simulation (MAST30032)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Optimisation for Industry (MAST90014)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use a range of software to solve optimisation problems. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Thinking and Reasoning with Data (MAST90044)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Systems Modelling and Simulation (MAST90045)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Elements of Probability (MAST90057)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to 2hour tutorial/computer lab classes (timetabled as consecutive p01 and p02 classes). The first hour of the class is a tutorial and the second hour of the class is a computer lab class.
Tutorials are small group active learning classes. Students work in groups, on whiteboards, while the tutor actively provides feedback to each group throughout the lesson. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their tutorials. In computer labs, students learn to use R. The subject content is the same as MAST20004 Probability.Data and Decision Making (MAST90072)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Methods of Mathematical Statistics (MAST90105)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes) or workshops (timetabled as w01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Workshops are problem based classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their workshops.Inference for SpatioTemporal Processes (MAST90122)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes.Statistical Modelling for Data Science (MAST90139)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark the assignments and computer lab test for students in their classes. As a 25 point subject, tutors in this subject will have a larger marking load.Statistics for Bioinformatics (BINF90001)
Tutors in this subject are assigned to computer labs (timetabled as p01 classes).
Computer Labs are small group active learning classes. Students use statistical software (R in particular) in these classes. Tutors are expected to mark assignments for students in their classes. 
Semester 2, 2024
Applications for tutoring in semester 2 are welcome from past and prospective tutors. Priority will be given to current postgraduate students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
Important Dates
Applications through the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS) Dates to be confirmed Inperson selection interviews (new tutors only) Dates to be confirmed Announcement of preliminary outcome of applications Dates to be confirmed Mandatory training for new tutors Dates to be confirmed Mandatory subject meetings Thursday 18 July  Thursday 25 July 2024 (dates and times vary for particular subjects) Semester 2 Teaching Period Monday 22 July  Friday 18 October 2024 Applications are welcome via the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS). All past applicants are recommended to regularly update their CTRS profile to reflect their current experiences and qualifications.

Summer semester, 2024
Due to the nature of the summer semester, summer tutoring positions are only available to tutors who have recently tutored. Applications from new tutors will not be considered. Current tutors will be invited to apply.
See the University academic calendar for summer semester dates.