Learning Assistant Information/Criteria
It is our goal that Texas Christian University student-athletes receive every reasonable opportunity to develop the knowledge base and self-management skills necessary to for successful living. Toward that end, the AASO provides a variety of academic support services to student-athletes, including academic counseling, course registration assistance, supervised study programs, tutoring and learning assistants.
Learning assistants are integral to the success of this program. The purpose of the learning assistant is to help student-athletes help themselves or to assist or guide them to the point at which they become independent learners. Learning assistants have the opportunity to develop a close relationship with and be a significant influence on student-athletes. The AASO personnel are eager to help learning assistants face that responsibility in a way that will produce positive results.
To be truly effective, a learning assistant must combine content knowledge with empathy, honesty and humor. A successful learning assistant demonstrates a caring attitude by being organized and prepared for the learning session, being punctual, establishing a learning relationship with the student, developing unique teaching strategies, and becoming familiar with the learning process.
Primary activities include working with students individually or in small groups to develop basic study skills, assisting students in improving subject matter competence, assisting students in developing a comprehensive study plan for a particular course, and attending scheduled training and meetings.
In ordered to be considered for a learning assistant position, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be a graduate student or senior
- Possess an overall GPA or 3.0
- Professional Recommendation
- Fill out online application
- Interview with Learning Assistant Coordinator
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