Become an SI Leader
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-led academic assistance program meant to improve students’ academic performance and increase retention. SI Leaders are responsible for facilitating peer study sessions for their assigned course.
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Grade of A or B in the selected courses taken at the University
- Availability to attend all scheduled lectures for the course
- Availability to work approximately 10-12 hours per week, including evenings
- Good interpersonal communication skills
- A passion for helping fellow Aggies learn and succeed
- Expert time management skills and ability to commit to a chosen schedule
Pay & Hours
Hours: 11 hrs/week
The purpose of the SI Leader position is to support students in successfully reaching their academic goals in the SIL’s assigned course(s) close collaboration with their faculty partner. SI Leaders create collaborative and engaging review sessions that provide students with transferable study tools and skills that they can duplicate later when studying independently.
SI Leaders will be able to
- Think critically about course content and how they understand it
- Discuss course content in multiple ways to reach a variety of student needs
- Feel comfortable speaking in front of groups and facilitating activities
- Demonstrate the use of effective study tools and strategies that align with current research on the science of learning
- Effectively refer students to appropriate campus resources
- Attend assigned course lecture(s) – 3 hrs.
- Hold 2-3 SI review sessions – 3 hrs.
- Meet with your SI professor – up to 1 hr.
- Plan and prepare for SI sessions – up to 3 hrs.
- Participate in ongoing training – 1 hr.
- Complete University TrainTraq online trainings – 2 hrs.
- Attend 2 day pre-semester training – 12 hrs.
- Complete 2 peer session observations – 3 hrs.
- Other projects or duties as discussed and assigned
- Get paid to help other students succeed
- Establish professional relationships with faculty, TAs, and ASC staff
- Develop and sharpen leadership, academic, and team work skills
- Add student leadership experience to your resume and as a discussion point in job/graduate school interviews
For additional information, contact Amelia Parnis, email@example.com, Program Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction, at (979) 458-4900.