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Paid Job Opportunities in Math

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The Mathematics Department and other offices around campus employ both undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of positions. 

This site will be updated as new opportunities become available. 

Graders assist faculty with assignments in the 1000-2000 level mathematics classes. These positions start at $12/hour and graders are typically assigned between 4-6 hours of work per week. Employment offers are made at the beginning of each semester.

Applications for these positions are accepted online only and all applications are reviewed by the grader coordinator.  If the qualifications listed below are met, and positions are available, the coordinator will contact you with an offer. 

The preferred qualifications for the job are as follows:

  • 3.5 GPA
  • A or A- in every math class
  • No honor code violations 
  • Have at least a Sophomore Standing 
  • Taken math classes at Virginia Tech or has graduate student standing

Applications will be prioritized based on the student's ability to meet the aforementioned preferred qualifications.  Applications from students who fail to meet all of the aforementioned qualifications may strengthen their application by submitting a recommendation from a Virginia Tech Mathematics faculty member. That recommendation can be emailed to gradercoordinator@math.vt.edu.

Please note that

  • Aplications are only accepted through the online link below.
  • You will need to upload a PDF copy of your undergraduate transcripts as part of the online application.
  • All of the hiring decisions are made by the coordinator and not individual faculty members. 

If you meet the qualifications listed above, use the link below to apply.

At the beginning of each semester, the Math Emporium hires students to work in two different positons.

  1. Instructional Assistants are hired to assist with the delivery of the freshman level mathematics courses taught at the Math Emporium. These positions can vary based on the number of courses you are qualified to assist. 
  2. Lab Operators are responsible for proctoring exams, checking individuals in and out of the facility, aiding with computer issues and troubleshooting, and cleaning workstations. 

You can find more information about both positions through the link below.

The tutoring program through the Student Success Center is a free resource for Virginia Tech Students and  is designed to support the academic success of primarily first- and second-year students in introductory math and science courses. 

Tutors meet with students individually or in small groups to discuss course concepts and share effective learning, studying, and test-taking strategies specific to their course. Tutors are paid on an hourly wage. There are mandatory paid training sessions that all tutors must attend.

Application Process

  • February: Interested students can complete the online application (requires application, unofficial academic transcript, resume, short essays, student conduct form, and contact information for a faculty reference).
  • March: Application review.
  • Late March to early April: Selected applicants will be invited for interviews with the Student Success Center.
  • Mid April to mid May: All application materials will be compared with tutoring needs. Additional applicants may be invited for interviews.
  • Late May to early June: After classes end, the SSC will screen all finalists for GPA eligibility, finalize tutoring needs, and send out decisions to all applicants.

The Student Athlete Academic Support Services hires tutors to provide both individual and group tutoring assistance to athletes at Virginia Tech. Tutors are paid an hourly wage. 

SAASS staff members, directed by the Tutor Coordinator, thoroughly screen all prospective tutors for ability in their subject areas. Each tutor must participate in a training program designed to inform them of proper tutoring methods and office procedures. Tutors submit evaluation forms for each contact with a student athlete. Most tutoring sessions are scheduled on an appointment basis.