observation: many TAs for 2nd semester, not enough for 1st semester
There are two separate education assistance programs at Ross -- one is a TA and one is a TUTOR.
One is run directly through the chair of each department (TA). For example, the department of Anatomy (Histo, Anatomy, Neuro) has numerous tutors for each course. Dr. ***** may also choose to hire TA's from his budget for Physiology. These students perform reviews of didactic and lab information and do small or large GROUP tutoring.
The other tutoring program is the official University system and has been run by Dr. Louise Tomlinson.
Both systems identify students who perform well in their classes and then require students to step forward and volunteer to tutor (and get paid for it). As you know, all tutoring expenses are included in your tuition.
However, the system run by the Chairs is more of a proactive / "support group" system and the TUTOR system is a reactive private tutor system. The latter required that you specifically request a tutor and one is assigned to you while the former is just there for student to show up at given times. Each fill their respective needs at the University.
There are always several Biochemistry tutors - used by many students. However, to my knowledge, there aren't any TA's for biochemistry and genetics. Why? It seems that TA's are helpful in the lab but I would question whether group tutoring really helps much in biochem and genetics where you really just need to learn the information. However, if any first semester students feel that group tutoring would be helpful to them, I would encourage them to contact Dr. Meisenberg.
Originally Posted by spatel0434
RUSM 2006 Graduate