Tutoring with us
Each year in semesters 1 and 2, we welcome new applications for casual tutoring with the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre (MSLC). Casual tutors are employed in a wide range of first and second year subjects. Selection for tutoring work is competitive and the number of new tutors we take on each semester varies quite a lot, depending on student enrolments and the number of casual tutors who wish to continue on from previous semesters.
IMPORTANT NOTE: From 2019 onwards, all casual staff involved in teaching first or second year subjects will be required to hold a current Working With Children Check (WWWC) under Victorian Government legislation. We do not yet have full details of how the WWWC process will be managed for casual staff, but we currently believe that the university will pay for the conduct of these checks. At this stage, you do not need to take any specific action. We will post updates on this as further information becomes available.
The essential requirement for an applicant to be considered is the equivalent of an undergraduate major in Mathematics or Statistics with a strong record of achievement. This means at least half of your final year of undergraduate study was in mathematics and/or statistics.
Preference will be given to applicants who are currently undertaking a postgraduate degree in Mathematics or Statistics. This does not include postgraduate study in Physics or Engineering.
Limited opportunities are available for final year undergraduate students who are majoring in mathematics and statistics and have a strong academic record. These students may be offered work in the School’s mathAssist program or as assistants in the School’s Workshop classes.
How to apply
We take applications online using the University of Melbourne’s Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS):
The first thing you will need to do is create a CTRS account by following the appropriate link on that page. This is a one-off step and you will be able use the same account and personal profile to apply for tutoring in Mathematics and Statistics (as well as several other Schools at The University of Melbourne) in future semesters. When creating your profile, you will be asked to supply
- a copy of your CV.
- a copy of a relevant Academic Transcript, showing details of your studies in Mathematics or Statistics.
so make sure you have these at hand. Once this set-up work is out of the way, you are ready to go in and answer a (very) few standard questions before filling in your available times in a timetable.
If tutoring work for which your Mathematics or Statistics background appears to be a good match becomes available, we will contact you at the email address you supply in the CTRS to arrange an interview.
What about summer tutoring?
For our summer semester tutoring, application is by invitation only for tutors who have previously tutored with us in the subjects we offer in the summer. This is due to the accelerated delivery schedule of our summer teaching and the difficulty of providing appropriate support for new tutors during the summer period.