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Tutoring Services: Become a Tutor: Supplemental Instruction leaders

MATC hires tutors on an ongoing basis, depending on the demand for tutoring by students.

How to become an SI leader

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a form of peer-guided tutoring developed to improve student performance, success and retention. It targets traditionally difficult courses in which students often fail, earn poor grades or drop out. 

Research shows that students who regularly attend weekly SI sessions receive final grades one-half to one full grade higher than students who do not attend. SI attendees also re-enroll in school at a higher rate than those who do not participate.

As an SI leader, you:

  • attend a two-day training session before the beginning of each semester;
  • schedule three or more SI sessions per course per week;
  • attend class with the students, take notes and act as a model student; and
  • establish a rapport with the instructor and the students.

During SI sessions, your role is to:

  • create an active learning environment for students;
  • integrate how to learn (study skills) with what to learn (content);
  • encourage discussion among participants; and
  • help break down and simplify complex information taught in class.

To be an SI leader, you must:

  • have earned at least a B in the chosen course or an equivalent course;
  • have a GPA of at least 2.5 (3.0 for some assignments);
  • be open to working school hours, with a flexible schedule. (Your work time is usually scheduled before, after and during the chosen class, which you will be attending.) 

Your role as an SI leader is an important and valuable one. As an SI leader, you are provided with an opportunity to re-present the information in a fresh way, improve critical thinking skills, and share strategies to simplify and categorize information.

Apply to become an SI leader today!

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