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Be an SI Leader

  • ​​​​​​​​SI Leaders are paid $10.00 per hour.
  • Work approximately 10 to 15 hours a week per class. 
  • Work up to 20 hours a week.
  • Earn money for time spent in the SI class, SI sessions, professor and staff meetings, training sessions and time spent on session preparation. ​

Class Sessions

  • Attend all class sessions. 
  • Take lecture notes at every class session. Make note of professor’s expectations and methods.
  • Take at least the first class exam to learn the professor’s exam style.    
  • Assist students during class learning activities.
  •  Serve as a “model student” by being punctual, attending every class session, sitting in the front of the classroom, paying attention to class lectures, not leaving class early, and having a positive attitude toward subject matter and academic excellence.  
  •  Build rapport with all students in class to encourage them to participate in the SI sessions.
  •  Promote SI in the classroom at least once a week (e.g., class announcements, handouts, posters, flyers, etc.).
   Outside of Class Sessions:  Read and review all assigned course material. 

Sl S​essions

  • Conduct two to three SI sessions a week. Hold marathon SI sessions or extra sessions when needed.
  • Create and administer mock or practice exams/essays.  
  • Integrate the review of lecture notes, textbook readings, and supplemental materials in SI sessions.
  • Embed learning strategies to help students learn “how to learn” along with “what to learn.”  
  • Present collaborative learning strategies to create an active learning environment for student participants.
  • Engage students in collaborative activities that reinforce course content and teach effective academic study skills.
  • Help students refine study/learning skills such as note taking, test preparation, problem solving, test taking strategies, etc.
  • Take attendance at every SI session.

Professor Weekly Meetings

  • Meet with professor at least once every two weeks to discuss the lecture content, textbook readings, homework assignments, upcoming exams/quizzes, and proposed SI session activities/worksheets.
  • Give professor feedback on concepts that students who participate in SI sessions are having a difficult time understanding.  

Adm​inistrative

  • Submit weekly required paperwork (e.g., timesheets, attendance sheets, session plans, etc.) to the SI Project Manager.
  • Attend all required SI training sessions and staff meetings. (Please note: Training sessions and Staff meetings take place on Fridays & Saturdays)
We are currently accepting inquiry applications or Fall 2016. Please read the job description and qualifications carefully be​f​ore submitting an application.

Application Information 

Important Reminders before filling out the online SI Leader Application:
  1. Students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the entire semester (12+ units) to qualify for employment.
  2. Students must have enough availability and flexibility in their schedule to attend the SI course/lecture every week AND hold two hour-long SI sessions every week.
  3. Students must be available to attend the mandatory SI Trainings which take place over two days (Friday/Saturday).
  4. Students must be available to attend monthly staff meetings which take place on a Friday and/or Saturday.                                        
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