Apply to be a Supplemental Instruction Leader


The LAR Department is always looking for responsible and dynamic individuals to be a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader. SI Leaders prepare, develop, facilitate, and manage peer-led group learning sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses.  If you are interested in applying for an SI Leader position for the next semester, please complete the Pre-Interview Survey  Once completed, if you meet the minimum requirements, you will be asked to sign up for the next round of screening interviews which usually takes place 1-2 months before the next semester begins.  

Getting Hired as a Supplemental Instruction Leader

  • Complete the subject you wish to be an SI Leader in with a grade of A or B and maintain a 3.0 GPA in the discipline.
  • Prove your status as a full-time student (12 units) if you are an undergraduate attending a community college or university, or be enrolled in at least six units if you are a graduate student or enrolled in a credential program.
  • Submit a completed Tutor/SI Application to the SI & Tutorial Program Coordinator.
  • Submit a copy of your transcripts indicating completed coursework and grades.
  • Have an instructor in the SI discipline you are applying for complete and submit the confidential Academic Reference Form.
  • Be available to attend all mandated training meetings.
  • Be chosen for an interview and selected for the position.
  • Be available to work a minimum of 10 hours.

Requirements and duties as a Supplemental Instruction Leader

  • Attend a pre-semester training as well as bi-monthly meetings (typically held on Fridays).
  • Participate in CRLA Tutor Training Academy (held on Fridays) over a 5 week period).
  • Attend the the target course lecture and model ideal student behavior.
  • Prepare session plans for each SI session.
  • Meet regularly with faculty teaching the supported course.
  • Maintain records of student attendance and performance.
  • Periodically meet with SI Program Coordinator.
  • Respect the privacy of student information, grades and performance.
  • Conduct peer observations of other SI Leaders’ sessions.
  • Maintain a professional working environment in the classroom and on campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SI Leaders are paid according to their experience in the job. SI Leaders are able to work for a maximum of six semesters, subject to semesterly evaluation and review by their supervisor. SI Leaders work typically 10-14 hours per week.

For questions about becoming an SI Leader, please contact Sean Dominguez, Tutorial  Program Coordinator (PCC) or Susan Fintland, Tutorial & SI Program Coordinator (LAC).