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Interested in Becoming an SI Leader?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders play a critical role in the SI program because they serve as knowledgeable peers who engage members with each other to promote active learning. They also:

  • Help other students enhance their understanding of math subject matter through collaborative group discussion.
  • Gain valuable management experience as a facilitator in a peer-based group.
  • Develop excellent facilitation skills.
  • Develop strong communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Maintain familiarity with course content for professional school tests like the MCAT, DAT and GRE.
  • Earn hourly pay

Hiring Requirements

Want to work for the Academic Achievement Hub as an SI Leader? You need to meet the following criteria:
  • Current UC San Diego undergraduate student.
  • Earned a B+ or higher in the course(s) they wish to lead and took the course(s) at UC San Diego.
  • Maintain strong course content knowledge and are willing to attend all lectures for the course again.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Applicants who will embrace and support the philosophy of the program, meaning SI Leaders use facilitation techniques to help session attendees teach and learn from each other and, in contrast to an instructor or TA, do not directly instruct, tutor, or give answers.
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

Professional Development

  • New SI Leaders hired will be required to attend training sessions and to shadow experienced SI Leaders prior to leading SI sessions themselves.
  • Develop SI session plans to ensure group members stay on task and work collaboratively on course content.
  • Facilitate a group of enrolled students who meet weekly to study in a structured, collaborative environment.
  • Maintain accurate SI session attendance.
  • Collaborate in meetings with other SI Leaders to create new course-specific resource materials.
  • Build a strong sense of community in SI sessions where all members feel comfortable taking intellectual risks, making mistakes, and having fun while learning.
  • Create and provide supplemental materials, including problem sets and exam reviews that help students master course material.
  • Utilize collaborative learning techniques and activities that encourage SI attendees to learn from each other.
  • Work 6-10 hours/week [includes 3 – 50 minute/week SI sessions, attend each course lecture (3-50 minutes/week), and preparation time], participate in weekly training sessions, and utilize a TritonEd site with a variety of resource materials.
  • Encourage students to seek out their TA or instructor when they are unable to reach consensus on an answer or understanding of a concept.

Application Information

  • If you meet all hiring requirements, please click on the button below to complete the SI Leader online application. Search for the Supplemental Instruction Leader description under the Teaching + Learning Commons.
  • Please note: 
    • Most hiring happens in spring quarter for the next academic year, but we do hire SI Leaders throughout the year, on an as-needed basis.
    • We hire SI Leaders for UCSD summer sessions, as needed.
    • All applications will be reviewed, and those candidates that most closely match our hiring needs will be contacted for an interview.
    • Interviewing and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. 
    • Due to the high volume of applicants, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview.