Course-Specific Learning Assistants



​​Academic Resource Center Learning Assistants provide course-specific academic support to NYU Shanghai students in and out of the classroom. Learning Assistants work closely with faculty and ARC staff to support student success and promote independent and active learning.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in NYU Shanghai course(s) as an undergraduate student for Fall 2024.
  • Received an A- or better in the course(s) that you intend to support.
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours at NYU Shanghai or other NYU campuses/global sites with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of the semester before the start of the job.
  • Had a brief recommendation from one of your former or current instructors.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Have a positive work attitude; be responsible and approachable.

Application Deadline for LA Recruitment

11:59PM, Sunday, April 14, 2024 (China Standard Time)


Fall 2024 Course-Specific Learning Assistant Job Description

Click here to see the full Job Description.

Full list of LA-supported courses for Fall 2024 

Click here to see the full list of LA-supported courses.

Information Sessions

    6-7 pm Monday, April 8,  Room S216 
    6-7 pm Wednesday, April 10,  Room S216

Sign up here to learn more about the role and application process. 

Frequently Asked Questions
I have not taken the course I’m interested in tutoring for, but I have taken an equivalent course on another campus. Can I still apply?

Yes. Check NYU SH course equivalency information at this site.

I haven't taken Calculus. But I've taken Honors Calculus and got an A. In this case, do I meet the eligibility requirements to apply to be a Calculus LA?

Yes. You can apply to be an LA for a fundamental course if you’ve obtained an A- or above in a corresponding Honors-level course.

I am currently taking the course I'd like to tutor, and have not yet received a final grade. Can I still apply?

Yes. If you feel strongly about supporting a class you are currently taking, please email us with evidence supporting your ability to potentially earn a final grade of A- or above in the course. If you have met other criteria, you may receive a conditional offer pending the final grade result.

Do I have to ask the instructors who teach ICP for recommendations if I would like to apply for the ICP LA position?

No. You can ask any instructors in CS discipline for recommendations who can speak to your content expertise.

Who shall I reach out to ask for a recommendation if I am interested in both ECON and CS LA positions?

You can reach out to the faculty according to your first course option.

Will all applicants be invited for an interview? How do I know if I've been selected to be a Learning Assistant?

Interview invitations will be sent out to a selected group of candidates starting Thursday Apr 18. Due to the high volume of applications, individual messages to confirm receipt of applications will not be possible. If you are selected as an LA for Fall 2024, the offer letter will be sent to you starting in the week of May 13.  

How can I apply to be a Chinese Language LA?

The positions are only open to returning Chinese language LAs. If there are any vacant spots after this round of applications, we will ask Chinese language faculty to nominate candidates. The Chinese language new LA application will follow a separate procedure. 


Returning Learning Assistants

If you were/are a Learning Assistant and intend to return in Fall 2024, please fill out this form by 11:59 pm, Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 (China Standard Time). This application is different from the application linked above.

Faculty recommendations are not required for LA returning applications. 

What Our Course-Specific Learning Assistants Have Said About the Program

I learned the virtues of being a tutor. I enjoyed tutoring students, and I felt very proud when many of them came back to me telling me that they did very well on their exams, thanks to me. They told me that I nailed the important points that they needed to know for the exams. I not only taught my students concepts, but also the "how to" of approaching certain types of questions–that was very fruitful for my students. Despite my imperfect abilities, the students' compliments made me feel proud and gave me a sense of accomplishment.”

It not only helps me improve my communication skills, but it also gives me a chance to get to know other students at NYU Shanghai during this special period, increasing my sense of belonging to our community.

It offers students more alternatives to ask questions to improve their academic performance. As an LA, this experience not only strengthens my understanding of a certain discipline but also improves my communication and interpersonal skills.

I feel as though I have received a lot of insight into both inter-student relations as well as teacher-student relations. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to review my fundamental skills through my position as an LA. This position has given me both knowledge and experience which I can apply to future work or academics. Now I have a much more thorough grasp of how to coordinate with others to offer a better overall learning experience for students.

Read more Learning Assistant testimonials here.