A graduate teaching associate is a student who has completed their master's degree and is currently undergoing a doctorate program. Graduate teaching associates usually work at colleges and higher institutions. They help professors by taking on some workload and also help to teach and guide undergraduate students.
The assistant's duty includes leading discussions in the classroom, acting as mentors to their students, and conducting research. A graduate teaching associate can act independently without supervision.
There are some skills you must have before you can be a graduate teaching associate. You must be able to work independently without consulting with supervisors or another staff member all the time. Also, you must have completed specific training before applying for the position. Apart from this, you must be willing to read and work for up to 40 hours weekly as some institutions demand.