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Wondering where to start as a new TA?

Based on course specifics and individual faculty preference, each department requires TAs to perform a variety of duties. Moreover, you, as a new TA, arrive with skills and experience that you may transfer to your TA role.

In the following pages, you will find some suggestions to guide you through the process of being a new TA. Not only will it work towards helping you become reflective, independent, and collaborative teachers, but will also assist in working with your course supervisor. These suggestions can provide a framework to help you determine how best to work in your TA role over the coming years.

Contents of this resource include:

  • Course supervisor’s role
  • TA questionnaire
  • TA’s learning how to teach
  • Overview of Primary TA responsibilities
  • TAC contact information


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To learn more, download this guide in a PDF form for printing purposes.

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This post was last updated:

August 27, 2021

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