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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

Qualifications

  • 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

Primary Activities

  • 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.
    1. Discuss observations of the SI sessions.
    2. Discuss the creation and use of SI session handouts.
    3. Discuss the planning of SI sessions and use of a wide variety of learning strategies.
    4. Notify supervisor about problems or potential problems.
  • Assist SI supervisor in training other SI Leaders.

Secondary Activities

  • 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.

Maintenance Activities

  • 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.

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