HT22 Training Sessions for Tutors and TAs

In Week 1 of Hilary there will be two training sessions; one for class tutors, and one for teaching assistants. The sessions will be offered in person, and also via Teams for those who prefer to join remotely. To help us with planning, please indicate below whether you intend to come in person or online, but all registered participants will receive the Teams link the day before the session, so you can change your mind if you wish/need to.

If you have any questions about the content of the sessions, please contact Vicky Neale (Faculty Teaching Advisor). If you have any more general questions (e.g. about registering) please contact the Academic Admin team at acadadmin@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Please register for the sessions using the webform below. 

New class TAs

Tuesday 18th January (Tuesday of 1st Week), 14:00-16:30pm. The session will be held in L2 and on Teams.

This is a repeat of the session run in October as part of the induction for new DPhil students. It is relevant for anyone new to the role of TA, or who has been a TA but didn't formally attend the training on a previous occasion.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the aims of the intercollegiate classes and how they fit into the teaching structure
  • Thoughts on teaching small classes
  • The role of the Teaching Assistant
  • Marking - why do it, and how can we do it effectively?
  • Guidance on the potential hybrid/online aspects for the coming term

The programme will include interactive elements and an opportunity to practise marking and reflect on the experience.

 

New class tutors

Tuesday 18th January (Tuesday of 1st Week), 10:15-11:45am. The session will be held in L6 and on Teams.

This session will be relevant for anyone new to being a class tutor for intercollegiate classes in Part B or Part C. It will also be useful for those who have been a class tutor before and who would like a refresher, or information about hybrid/online classes. Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the aims of the intercollegiate classes and how they fit into the teaching structure
  • Tips on planning your classes
  • Guidance on the potential online aspects for the coming term, including tips for hybrid and online classes
  • Thoughts on engaging students
  • How to mentor your TA
  • What to do if you have any concerns

The session will include opportunities for discussion.