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.
- Enrolled in NYU Shanghai course(s) as an undergraduate student for Spring 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, Nov 19, 2023 (China Standard Time)
Spring 2024 Course-Specific Learning Assistant Job Description
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Full list of LA-supported courses for Spring 2024
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6-7 pm Thursday, November 9, Room N203
5-6 pm Tuesday, November 14, Room N203
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Returning Learning Assistants
If you were/are a Learning Assistant and intend to return in Spring 2024, please fill out this form by 11:59 pm, Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 (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.