Roles and Expectations


Tutors are the secondary point of contact in the course.


Tutors’ roles include:

  • Helping with section on MWF
  • Holding office hours
  • Answering questions on the class forum.
  • Assisting with the proctoring of exams.


Tutors’ responsibilities include:

  • Attending section
  • Reviewing the day’s materials before attending section
  • Within section, fielding and answering student questions during unstructured work time
  • Being present on the class forum during their assigned time.
  • Attending a weekly/biweekly meeting with the instructors



Readers are the primary graders in the course.


Readers are responsible for:

  • Grading their assigned work in a timely manner
  • Resolving regrade requests in a timely manner
  • Attending a weekly/biweekly meeting held by the instructors which is meant to track their progress.


Instructors are the primary point of contact in the course.


The roles of instructors include:

  • Designing the course syllabus
  • Leading one, two or three sections on MWF
  • Creating and disseminating course materials. These includes, but are not limited to:
    • Labs
    • Problem Sets
    • In-class slides and handouts
    • Quizzes and Exams
    • Review material
    • (to the tutors) solutions to these course materials
  • Holding office hours
  • Maintaining the course website
  • Answering questions on the class forum.
  • Administering exams
  • Posting final grades.


Instructor responsibilities include:

  • Assigning tutors to sections
  • Preparing a general lesson plan for each day of section and disseminating this plan to the tutors by a reasonable time before section
  • Disseminating solutions to in-class handouts, labs and problem sets to tutors by the time of assignment release
  • During class, walking around to groups and assessing their understanding of the material, as well as fielding and answering student questions
  • Creating rubrics for labs
  • Communicating with readers with regards to grading questions
  • Setting up meetings with tutors and readers regularly (weekly or biweekly)
  • Granting assignment extensions
  • Resolving exam conflicts
  • Arranging student accommodations