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Eugene Math Circle

The Eugene Math Circle offers classes for grades 2-12, hosted by the UO Math Department. There are five different sessions (sorted by grade level) that meet once a week during the school year. See their website for more information. If you are interested in being a teacher, volunteering here can give you valuable experience and training.

Directed Reading Program (DRP)

Would you like to learn a piece of advanced mathematics under the individual mentorship of one of our awesome graduate students? The DRP is just the thing!

Math DRP

Employment Opportunities

Paper Markers

Paper markers work with instructors to evaluate student homework and mark the number of correct answers. Employees may work up to 8 hours per week per class.


  • Mastery of the material covered in the course for which you mark.  This can be demonstrated with a grade of A- or better in that course or in a more advanced course.
  • Currently enrolled student taking at least 8 credits.
  • Math major preferred but not necessary.
  • Good communication skills. Working in a partnership with the instructor is vital.
  • Timeliness and a sense of personal responsibility are very important.

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Math Library Worker

Under the direction of Math Librarian and Science Library Manager, the math assistants will work to provide mathematics assistance, general library software support, and circulation/reference assistance at the Math Library. Employees will work at a single desk performing all these tasks in one space, with backup assistance reachable but usually offsite. Positive representation of the library is critical.

Required education:

  • Either two terms of calculus sufficient to explain general concepts in differentiation and integration (or transfer equivalents) with at least a B+, OR, first term of calculus with at least a B+ and Math 243 statistics (or transfer equivalent).
  • Familiarity with the content of Math 111 and 112, college algebra and trigonometry.

Required skills:

  • Experience explaining concepts in math and translating technical information and processes in lay terms in order to accommodate a wide range of patron experience. Excellent communication skills and interest in working with people.
  • Experience working independently.
  • Ability to work with peers to solve problems or to apply underlying knowledge to a new problem.
  • Willingness and ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and learn new applications quickly.
  • Ability to navigate and carry books up and down steep stairs.
  • Willingness to work a set schedule each week which includes hours performing general circulation tasks at the Science Library.

When the library is hiring, the position will be posted in Handshake as 'Mathematics Homework Helper and Library Student Assistant'. If you have questions or want to be notified when the position is posted, email Kristin Buxton.

Class Encore Learning Assistant

Do you enjoy helping students understand math? Are you interested in teaching or leadership? Have you developed strategies for succeeding in your coursework? If so, you should apply to be a peer learning assistant for Math 101! Class Encore Learning Assistants assist instructors in class and host tutorial sessions for students.


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