Math Study Center Job Information

The MSC will be seeking tutors in September 2022 (to start when classes start for Autumn 2022). Check this site starting September 1 for more information on how to apply for a position.

The MSC hires qualified undergraduate students. We do not hire graduate students.

Job descriptions


Job duties:

  • Tutor students in Math 120/4/5/6 and possibly Math 307 and 308 in a (sometimes) fast-paced environment.


  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate UW student
  • Have a strong understanding of math through Math 126 (Calc III). Coursework in Math 307 and 308 is a plus.
  • 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 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.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Work Study


  • Pay is $17.27/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 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


  • Pay is $17.27/hr
  • Low stress and friendly work environment