Computer Science 2 Tutoring Jobs
Type (Tut/Demo/Other ...): Tutor
Time in Year: CS2Ah: October-January;
tutors often take both.
Number of Posts: 20 tutor jobs per half-course.
CS2 is the second-year computer science
Although it consolidates and builds upon core material
learnt in CS1, it is nonetheless pretty much
real prerequisite for tutors is a small amount of Java
The course is split into two half-courses:
CS2Ah (term 1 week 1 to term 2 week 3)
- Language processing (state machines, grammars, parsing)
- Computer systems (instruction sets, logic circuits, processor structure)
- Software engineering (methodology, requirements engineering,
CS2Bh (term 2 week 4 to term 3 week 5)
More information, can be found off the
CS2 home page .
- Algorithms and data structures (algorithm analysis, graph algorithms,
- Java programming (inheritance, concurrency, collection classes,
- Current technologies (Web applications using HTML and PHP.
Databases and SQL)
Each of the half-courses can be
tutored independently. However, it
is also possible, indeed encouraged, to take the same tutorial
group throughout the year for both half-courses
The tasks associated with taking 1 tutorial group for 1 half-course
- Tutorials There are 8 one hour tutorials
spread over the 13 week semester in which the half course
takes place. In 2000-2001, tutorial groups typically
contained 10 students.
A tutor bulletin, containing suggestions for tutorial material,
is circulated to tutors in the week
before the tutorial is due to take place.
There are CS2 tutorials timetabled from 2-3pm every weekday.
Tutorials may be held either in King's Buildings
or in the central area.
- Marking There are 4 practical exercises per
half-course, either programming exercises, paper and pencil exercises
or a combination of the two. Tutors are provided with clear
marking guidelines and sample answers for each practical.
Programming exercises are often marked in part
by automatic test suites provided for you.
- cs2help PhD students and RA tutors are also asked
to contribute to an email helpline for students.
For PhD students, the rate of pay is
Typically, a PhD student will claim for 40 hours work
per tutorial group for one half-course.
In 2001-2002, the demonstrator rate is £9.90 per hour.
- 2 demonstrator hours per tutorial = 16 hours per half-course
(this includes preparation time).
- Time spent marking practicals is claimed at
demonstrator rate. Expect to spend roughly
5 hours per practical per tutorial group = 20 hours per
- Time spent manning cs2help is claimed at demonstrator rate.
Expect to spend roughly 4 hours per half-course.
For academic staff, taking one tutorial group for one
half-course counts as a single tutoring credit.
Contact: To apply, register your interest with the
Informatics Teaching Office