What is an SI Leader?

The What and Why of SI!

SI Senior Leaders

What is a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader?

SI Leaders plan and facilitate a series of weekly study sessions that focus on active learning of course content. The learning environment encourages students to discuss, practice, inquire, apply, interpret, and analyze course material in a collaborative group setting. SI Leaders incorporate effective learning strategies and study strategies that will help students learn how to master course content on their own.






SI Leaders:

  • Have taken and excelled in the course (earned a B+ or above)
  • Come highly recommended by faculty
  • Attend initial and ongoing training on conducting SI sessions and facilitating student learning
  • Attend class alongside students, take notes, participate in class activities and do assigned readings
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.


  • $10 per hour (8-10 hrs per week)
  • Eligible for salary increase at third semester
  • Promotions available to Senior SI Leader after one semester of employment

What can you expect to facilitate during an SI session?

  • working in teams on practice quizzes
  • learning problem solving techniques
  • learning and practicing how to take, review and organize notes effectively
  • predicting test questions and discussing the kinds of questions that may appear on exams or quizzes
  • facilitating activities to help students learn the vocabulary of the discipline
  • conducting critical reviews of exams
  • NOT re-teaching or re-lecturing!

When do SI Leader positions open up?

We accept applications throughout the year; typically, we hire for Fall positions in March and Spring positions in October. With that said, apply whenever you are interested and we'll let you know what we have available!

What are some perks of being an SI Leader?

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Access to SI Leader office in the CSL with shared resources
  • Enhanced relationships with faculty in your content area
  • Work with a dynamic, engaged group of colleagues
  • Deeper understanding of content in the class you serve
  • Development of interpersonal skills and ability to lead/manage a group
  • Opportunity to participate in SI Leader social events
  • and more!

Interested in applying to be an SI Leader?

New applicants can fill out an application.

Interested in learning more before you apply? Contact Kait Lamontagne.