Apply to be a Supplemental Instruction Leader

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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 Applicant Screen 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).