Become a SI Leader

Thanks for your interest in becoming a Supplemental Instruction Leader! We are excited to build the best and most successful program possible for students here are Baylor University. We are looking for outgoing students who are interested in meeting new people, have a passion for helping others, and don't mind speaking in front of a group. This is a great opportunity to make connections among Baylor faculty and staff and with your fellow peers. Please read the following information about what is involved in becoming an SI, fill out your online application, and submit it using the link below.
I look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
De'Janae Tookes | Program Manager of Supplemental Instruction 

dejanae_tookes@baylor.edu

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 courses.

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) in 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade of A in the selected courses taken at the University
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, Semester GPA of 2.75 or above 
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student or graduate student at Baylor 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 Bears learn and succeed
  • Expert time management skills and ability to commit to a chosen schedule

Course Selection on the Application 

If you have earned an A in multiple courses where we offer SI, we encourage you to select multiple courses on the application.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Attend assigned course lecture(s) – 3 hrs.
  • Hold 2 SI sessions – 3 hrs.
  • Session planning and administrative time – up to 3 hrs.
  • Participate in bi-weekly ongoing training – 1 hr.
  • Submit required paperwork 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Attend mandatory 2-day pre-semester training 
  • Complete 2 peer session observations 
  • Other projects or duties as discussed and assigned

Benefits

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

Mandatory Pre-Semester Training

  • Spring 2023 mandatory pre-semester training dates: January 12th and 13th
  • If hired, you must attend pre-semester training
  • Plan to be in training for up to 8 hours or 9-5 each day

 

Application and Timeline