As a general rule, the Mathematics Department attempts to assign duties that are consistent with the duties of academic mathematicians; i.e., teaching, tutoring, paper grading, and research. There is also a small amount of proctoring and general office work.
Assistants are expected to work during the semester, and are assigned work accordingly. This usually means a load of teaching one undergraduate course, or grading papers for one beginning graduate course, or some combination of teaching recitation sections, grading papers, and tutoring in the Mathematics Learning Center.
Each full-time teaching assistant is expected to hold three office hours per week, one of which must be in the Math Learning Center.
There are no required duties for a teaching assistant during the summer break. However, if a student wishes to earn extra money during the summer break, this is sometimes possible through the Work-Study Program, summer teaching or research work.