Are you an undergraduate and want to help your fellow students succeed in their courses? Become a tutor or SI leader. We're looking to hire students with excellent academic backgrounds who wish to tutor in the sciences, mathematics and other computation-based courses such as accountancy, chemistry, physics and biology.
Become an SI Leader
- Sophomore (strong skills required), Junior standing or above is preferred.
- An overall GPA of 2.75 or above is required.
- A grade of “B” or above in the selected course is preferred; prior enrollment with the professor who is to teach the selected course is preferred.
- Content-competency is required.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills are required
- Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, do homework if required, and read all assigned materials including text(s) and supplemental readings.
- Conduct three or more 50-minute study sessions per week throughout the term using strategies learned through the SI Leader Mandatory weekly training workshops.
- Regularly meet with the SI Graduate Assistants/Supervisor for debrief sessions.
- Discuss observations of the SI sessions.
- Discuss the creation and use of SI session handouts.
- Discuss the planning of SI sessions and use of a wide variety of learning strategies.
- Notify supervisor about problems or potential problems.
- Assist SI supervisor in training other SI Leaders.
- Provide extra SI sessions and/or marathon sessions as necessary (e.g., prior to exams).
- Provide handouts for use during SI sessions
- Ascertain course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with the course professor.
- Meet with other campus SI Leaders and supervisory staff at scheduled meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by the director or supervisor.
- Complete necessary personnel paperwork.
- Attend Mandatory 2-Day SI Leader training workshop prior to the beginning of the fall term.
- Work with the class members to select appropriate times and scheduling of SI sessions.
- Make periodic announcements about the availability of SI sessions to the students.
- Ensure that initial SI Surveys, Mid-term SI Feedback Surveys, and End-Of-Term Surveys are distributed and assist with data analysis.
- Collect attendance data for every SI session, including student names, course title, date, and time of session.
- Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, grades, and student complaints.
- Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students, and others.
- Provide your SI supervisor with an up-to-date schedule of your SI sessions.
- Notify your SI supervisor in advance if you cannot conduct a SI session as scheduled.
- Maintain regular working hours.