Supplemental Instruction Leader

Interested in becoming a Supplemental Instruction leader? The general application process and timeline is outlined below!

Application Process

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2024.

Qualifications for SI Leaders

In order to become an SI leader, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate Purdue student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher OR
  • Have a 3.3 term GPA for the previous two semesters (does not include summer terms)  and
  • Meet course requirements (typically an A or B+ in the course; may also include prerequisite course(s))
  • Be able to commit to working 10-15 hours per week in this position
  • Be able to attend the two-day pre-semester training (typically the weekend before classes start)
  • Provide 2 professional references in the application. At least one reference must be affiliated with Purdue University (Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistant, etc). Please note - we will not accept current SI leaders as references. 
  • Complete all steps of the application process (see below)
  • Attend one of the following:
    • One of the three Interest Sessions  or
    • Three or more SI sessions during the three semesters preceding the semester they wish to lead for (ex: Spring 2023-Spring 2024 to lead for Fall 2024)
  • Please note - we prefer to hire SI leaders with at least 2 full semesters at Purdue. Applicants who do not have a GPA are still welcome to complete the application, but please be aware that offers are contingent upon a grade check at the end of the semester.

Responsibilities of an SI Leader

  • Attend all lectures for assigned SI course
  • Plan and facilitate two or three 50-minute sessions a week
  • Hold one office hour a week
  • Meet with course faculty throughout the semester
  • Meet with SI Leader team and professional staff supervisor throughout the semester
  • Attend all SI monthly meetings
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development opportunities

Hours and Compensation 

Typically, we expect our SI Leaders to work between 10-15 hours per week throughout a semester. As an SI Leader, you can expect to have your pay start at $13.25 per hour.

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