Graduate Teaching Consultants are Stanford PhD students who are experienced teachers and who have a passion for helping their peers to improve their teaching. Consultants offer a range of services for TAs, including Small Group Feedback Sessions (SGFSs), video consultations, classroom observations, microteaching sessions, and workshops on teaching.

Teaching Assistant at VPTL

Become a Graduate Teaching Consultant

Learn about applying to become a graduate teaching consultant

These values drive the Graduate Teaching Consultants’ work:

  • Learner-centered approaches: We demonstrate a commitment to all students by promoting and modeling pedagogical practices that prioritize student learning. 

  • Evidence-based practices: We support the integration of teaching and learning practices backed by research, inquiry, and instructor experience. 

  • Access and equity: We acknowledge that our backgrounds, circumstances, and identities influence our experiences in learning environments. We strive for equitable outcomes for all students at Stanford by modeling and spreading inclusive teaching practices and by promoting fair access to resources. 

  • Customization: We tailor our services for particular graduate students, departments, schools, and campus groups because their needs drive our offerings. We meet graduate student educators where they are.

  • Growth-mindset: Instructors' and students' abilities are malleable and can be developed, given the right resources and efforts toward success.  

  • Empathy and compassion: Our services are nonjudgmental, collaborative, and goal-oriented. We work alongside graduate student educators to enhance teaching and learning outcomes. 

See the 2019-2020 Graduate Teaching Consultant profiles.

Questions?

Contact Amanda Modell, Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs, for more information at any time.

amodell@stanford.edu
650-724-3129
408 Panama Mall