At The University of Maine, The Math Department hires graders for their faculty members. It is common practice here as the 100 & 200 level math courses are rather large and faculty teach multiple sections. They hire upper class math majors to grade homework and tests. When hiring math tutors and I know that they are also grading papers in the math department, they may not tutor the class for which they grade papers. The Math department pays the student for grading papers and I pay them for tutoring. Therefore the accounting is sep. and we avoid conflict of interest. Hope this helps. Ruth A. Doucette Tutor Coordinator The Tutor Program 104 Dunn Hall University of Maine Orono, Maine 04469-5724 (207) 581-2351