# Office Hours

We expect each TA to host at least two office hours per week.

## Scheduling

At the beginning of each quarter, we send out a Google Sheet so that everyone can coordinate office hours. Please try to spread your hours out as best as possible so that we may accommodate as many students as possible!

Since we have roughly one zillion TAs staffing Winter 2017, time overlaps are inevitable. We encourage overlapping TAs to hold pooled office hours. Pooling is especially helpful for newer TAs, particularly when hours get busy or questions get hard.

## Rescheduling

If you need to reschedule your office hours (for the week or permanently), we ask that you make an announcement at least 24 hours prior to your original hours so that students are well aware and are able to adjust their schedules.

If something comes up and you are unable to reschedule/provide proper warning, post a message to Slack with @channel and try to arrange a swap or substitute.

If you organize a swap or substitute, it's good practice to notify your students in advance via Piazza message or email.

The bottom line here is that we don't want students to show up to TA-less office hours! :)