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Academic Success Center

(979) 458-4900 9th floor Rudder Tower

Become an SI Leader

Application for Spring 2022 will open on October 15th   
 

Job Description

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.


Purpose

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.

 

Learning Objectives

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

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Pay: $10/hr
Hours:  up to 11 hrs/week


Typical Weekly Duties

  • 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.
  • Submit required paperwork 


Other Duties

  • Complete University TrainTraq online trainings – 2 hrs.
  • Attend mandatory 2 day pre-semester training – 12 hrs.
  • Complete 2 peer session observations – 3 hrs.
  • Other projects or duties as discussed and assigned
 

Benefits

  • 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
 

Mandatory Pre-semester training

  • Spring 2022 mandatory pre-semester training dates: January 13th and 14th
  • If hired, you must attend pre-semester training
  • Plan to be in training for up to 8 hours or 9-5 each day
 
 

SI Leader Application


SI Leader Application will appear on October 15th
 

 

For additional information, contact Naya Nwadialo, nnwadialo@tamu.edu, Program Assistant for SI and Tutoring at (979) 458-4900.