Teaching and Tutoring Opportunities
Permission is sometimes granted for Master in Finance students to work as Assistants-in-Instruction or tutors for other graduate or undergraduate students. Students are only eligible to perform this work during their second year in the program and after they have taken all five core courses.
Master in Finance Students as Assistants-in-Instruction
University policy states that self-paid students who hold Assistant-In-Instruction (AI) appointments or grading appointments are not eligible to receive tuition support from University funded teaching support. While students can seek and work as AI’s anywhere on campus, they will only receive the stipend amount associated with the allotted work hours.
Some AI assignments for FIN courses will be strictly grading assignments and will not have any contact with the students. If a Master in Finance student becomes a grader, Princeton BCF will pay the equivalent stipend rate based on the number of hours working as the AI stipend hourly rate up to a half AI assignment rate equivalent. There is no tuition reduction.
Any possible FIN AI assignments must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and typically only 2nd year MFIN students will be permitted to AI or grade any FIN, ECO or ORFE course. Students must notify the Center Manager and the Academic Administrator of any AI or grading assignment you take.
For more information on payment rates, visit this page. The maximum number of hours that a student can work as an AI/TA, tutor or grader per semester is 3 AI hours, or the equivalent of a half TA; this is non-negotiable.
Master in Finance Students as Tutors
Each year, many students earning Princeton BCF’s Undergraduate Certificate in Finance seek out tutoring related to their senior thesis. Occasionally there will also be a need for tutors for incoming first year Master in Finance students.
Second year Master in Finance students are eligible to tutor first-year Master in Finance students, subject to approval by the Director of Graduate Studies.
Tutoring by Master in Finance students of students earning the undergraduate Certificate in Finance will also be determined on a case-by-case basis. If approved, undergraduate tutoring will be done on a group basis of approximately 5 students at a rate of $2,000/per semester. Tutors are required to spend a minimum of 1 hour per week with each tutee.
Princeton BCF’s Academic Administrator will conduct periodic status checks with both the tutor and the tutee to verify that the sessions are indeed happening and are useful. If at any time the sessions stop or are not going well, the assignment will be terminated and financial support will be discontinued.