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(979) 458-4900 9th floor Rudder Tower

Become an SI Leader

Job Descriptions

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.


  • Get paid to help other students succeed
  • Establish professional relationships with faculty, TAs, and ASC staff
  • Develop and sharpen leadership, academic, presentation, and team work skills
  • Add student leadership experience to your resume and as a discussion point in job/graduate school interviews

Job Description & Responsibilities

SI leaders will:
  • Facilitate 3 sessions per week (50 minutes each)
  • Attend all scheduled lectures for the course, take notes, and complete all homework
    • Complete necessary supplementary reading in relevant course subject areas
    • Serve as a role model for good student behavior
    • Actively advertise SI to the class throughout the semester
  • Prepare for SI sessions, including worksheets as needed
  • Guide students through course content using related worksheets or activities
  • Integrate course content with active learning skills
  • Schedule review sessions before tests
  • Engage students in active learning strategies such as review games
  • Attend any and all training sessions
  • Meet with the professor at least every other week
  • Meet with supervisor assistants as necessary
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork on time
  • Submit time sheets on time and keep track of hours accurately
  • Maintain a professional attitude 
  • Notify supervisor and students in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel an SI session
  • Collect data at the end of the semester as requested, including number of sessions per week
  • Attend meetings
  • Perform additional administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Grade of A or B in the selected courses taken at the University (exceptions may be allowed on a person by person basis for transfer credits)
  • Availability to attend all scheduled lectures for the course
  • Availability to work approximately 10-12 hours per week, including evenings and also possibly Sundays

SI Leader Application

We will begin accepting applications for Spring 2020 on October 1, 2019.   Save the date and come back to this page to complete the application.  

For additional information, contact Amelia Parnis, Program Coordinator for Supplemental Instruction, at (979) 458-4900.