Hello! I need advice... so my history teacher from last year wants to be her TA but there is absolutely no room in my schedule this year (I don't have her anymore). Should I move a class online so I can TA for her if it doesn't screw up my credits?
what level of education is this? the answer kind of depends on that.
it also depends on whether it’s worth it for you, and depends what’s involved in TA-ing. my personal TA experience is full-on: in charge of seminars and all the marking involved, as well as having to attend the regular lectures, plus all the student consultation. it’s a huge time commitment. but i got paid pretty well for it. but i have friends whose only responsibility as a TA was to help the prof out with the marking (and sometimes attend a seminar). so much less time commitment (but still getting paid!).
so i wouldn’t be a TA for free: either get an extra credit for it (which is what you’d get if you’re in high school) but definitely get paid if you’re in university. as well, if you want to be / stay in academia then i don’t have to tell you that TA-ing will be a great boost for your resume, and a good experience in general.
but like i said, it IS a commitment so make sure that your own studies aren’t too impacted.
hope that helps.