Chemistry TA - Relaxed and Great Experience
Undergraduate Researcher (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – November 29, 2018
Being a lab TA was a great way to get teaching experience. I plan on becoming an English teacher abroad, so this job helped me practice for the real deal. It is a student position, so the job is meant to compliment a busy school life.
Teaching chemistry can be challenging at times since you have to have a strong background in general chemistry in order to teach well, but the job has near minimum requirements. Since every TA is a student at FIU, it is easy to make friends with fellow TAs and there is never pressure of being around superiors.
The lab coordinators are very strict about keeping their course policies and rules, but overall they are very kind people. That said, there are a lot of rules to follow, which can seem mind-boggling at first glance. Do not fret, you can always ask your Head TA for help or advice on anything and they can kindly help you resolve any issues you might encounter.