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 Spring 2022.
  • Received an A- or better in the course(s) that you intend to support (Check NYU Global sites course equivalency information here).
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours at NYU Shanghai or other NYU campuses/global sites with a minimum subject-area and overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of the semester before the start of the job.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Have a positive work attitude; be responsible and approachable.


Application Deadline for the 2nd Round of LA Recruitment

11:59PM, Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 (China Standard Time)





Spring 2022 Course-Specific Learning Assistant Job Description

Click here to download the full Job Description.

Full list of LA-supported courses for Spring 2022 and Vacant Positions

Click here to see the full list of LA-supported courses and vacant positions for the 2nd round of LA Recruitment. 


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 Global sites course equivalency information here.

How do I know if you have received my applications? Will all applicants be invited for an interview? 

Due to the high volume of applications, individual messages to confirm receipt of applications will not be possible. Interview invitations will be sent out to a selected group of candidates before Friday January 14th.  

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

We strongly encourage you to apply courses for which you have already earned a grade of A- or better. If you feel strongly about supporting a class you are currently taking, please email us with evidence supporting you 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.

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

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.

How do I know if I've been selected to be a Learning Assistant?

If you are selected as an LA for SP2022 in the 2nd round of recruitment, the offer letter will be sent out to you in the week of January 17th or the week of January 24th. We won't reach out to you if you are not selected. 


Returning Learning Assistants 

If you were a Learning Assistant and intend to return in Spring 2022, please fill out this form by 11:59 pm, Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 (China Standard Time). This application is different from the application linked above. 


What Our Learning Assistants Have Said About the Program

  • “I learned the virtues of a tutor. I enjoyed tutoring the students and I felt very proud when many of my students came back to me telling me that they did very well on the 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 the concepts, but also the "how to" approach certain types of questions, that was very fruitful for the 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 communication skills, but it also gives me a chance to communicate with other students in NYU Shanghai during this special period to increase 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 in 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. Besides this experience, 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.