Math Study Center Job Information

The MSC is not currently seeking additional staff. Hiring is usually done at the end of Spring quarter for the following academic year, so check this website around the 8th week of Spring quarter for information about how to apply.

The MSC hires qualified, currently-enrolled undergraduate UW students. We do not hire graduate students.

Job descriptions


Job duties:

  • Tutor students in Math 120/4/5/6 in a (sometimes) fast-paced environment.


  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate UW student
  • Have a strong understanding of math through Math 126 (Calc III).
  • Able to understand and verbally respond to students' mathematics questions
  • Be interested in working with people
  • Be sensitive to student difficulties with math
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection and a laptop or desktop computer
  • For scheduling, an applicant needs to be available to work during at least 20 of the MSC's open hours (M-Th 9:30 AM-7:30 PM, F 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Sunday 12:30-4:30 PM)
  • Must be able to work at least 10 hours per week. Tutors work from 10 to 16 hours per week - you set the upper bound.


  • Pay is $18.69/hr
  • Fortify and maintain your calculus skills
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Looks good on resumes and grad school applications
  • It feels good to help people!

Desk Assistants

Job duties include:

  • Maintaining information necessary to the running of the Math Study Center
  • Answering non-mathematical questions from students, and helping them get the help they need at the MSC
  • Cleaning of MSC equipment as needed
  • Other minor clerical work


  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate UW student
  • Be reliable and have good people skills
  • Be able to answer phones and respond to students' questions
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Work Study


  • approximately 8-12 hours per week


  • Pay is $18.69/hr
  • Low stress and friendly work environment