Teaching Assistants

Learn by Teaching, Model Academic Engagement, Connect with Underclassman


Student-Teacher / Teacher-Student

Waring juniors and seniors may apply to become Teaching Assistants. In most cases, they assist their supervising teachers in a variety of ways, including planning discussions and facilitating small-group work. As Teaching Assistants experience the challenges of planning classes, running discussions, and evaluating others’ work, they come to a deeper understanding of their own and others’ learning.

The Teaching Assistant Program

The Teaching Assistant Program is essential to the Waring Experience. By modeling serious academic engagement, Teaching Assistants validate publicly what kind of scholars Waring's younger students are becoming. Working as a Teaching Assistant is a position of trust and is highly valued among Waring students.

Juniors and seniors may apply to become Teaching Assistants in any of Waring's curricular areas, including: humanities, French, math, science, music, theater, art, health, and athletics. 

Qualifications for becoming a Teaching Assistant include:

  1. Good academic standing
  2. Demonstrated competence in the specific subject
  3. Willingness to promote the values, standards, and mission of Waring
  4. Maturity necessary to work with younger students.