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.
Become a Graduate Consultant
View and download the Graduate Teaching Consultant Handbook.
**Deadline for CTL Graduate Teaching Consultant application extended**
If you’re passionate about teaching, you may be looking to develop your skills and network with like-minded colleagues. As a CTL Graduate Teaching Consultant, you’ll be able to grow your teaching practice and coach your peers. You'll have the chance to collaboratively facilitate workshops and conduct one-on-one and group teaching consultations such as Small Group Feedback Sessions, Microteaching, and Video Consultations.
Serving as a CTL Consultant gives you the chance to:
- Collaborate with diverse peers to facilitate teaching development workshops
- Share your experiences and insights with other graduate student instructors
- Develop as an instructor by learning about evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices
Consultant Training & Duties
As a new consultant, you will receive about 7 hours of training over the course of two days just before Autumn Quarter. You’ll then work approximately 10-20 hours each quarter, at a rate of $28/hour.
- Be a Stanford doctoral student; preferably not entering the final year
- Have at least two quarters of teaching/TA experience at Stanford
- Have a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching, evidenced by student evaluations, teaching awards, or a faculty letter of support
Consultant Application Process
To apply for a position as a CTL Graduate Teaching Consultant for the 2019-2020 academic year, please send the following to Amanda Modell by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 20:
- A two-page statement expressing why you want to be a Consultant and what relevant experiences, interests, background, and/or knowledge you would bring to the program. It is appropriate to address your teaching strengths and areas in which you’d like to improve, as well as personal attributes and circumstances.
- Your teaching evaluations--the aggregated "comments report" and "course report." Or, if teaching evaluations are not available, you may have a faculty member submit a brief recommendation letter to us. You can get a pdf of your Stanford teaching evaluations in Axess.
Contact Amanda Modell, Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs, for more information at any time.
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