SI for Students

Winter 2024 SI Schedule!

What does a Supplemental Instruction Leader (SIL) do for me?

  • Support students inside the classroom by attending class lecture, engaging in classroom discussion, and helping students with questions and confusions before and after class.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly study and review sessions for the course. These SI sessions are engaging, collaborative, and non-remedial, meaning they keep up with course material and give students the opportunity to review and apply what they’re learning with support from their fellow classmates.
  • Offer drop-in “office hours” for individualized tutoring assistance and questions at Eagle Study Tables.

Does it work?

Absolutely! Don’t take our word for it though. Here’s what students had to say:

  • "I really enjoy SI and find SI to be very helpful! It's a much more personal environment and allows me to ask questions about whatever! My SI makes awesome exam review packets and has great activities that help me a lot."  (Bailey Fast - Fall 2015)
  • "Using the BIO 251 supplemental instructors has been immensely helpful in mastering this course. The [SI] instructors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about helping you better understand the material and prepare you for tough exams and quizzes." (Meredith Phillips - Fall 2015)
  • "With only two semesters of college under my belt, I can safely say that SI has been a fantastic study source for my harder classes. My current SI is great with explaining material and provides a tremendous amount of help, as well as various studying materials (and she brings us donuts!) I honestly do not know why more people do not take advantage of SI!"  (Kaylin Peterson - Fall 2015)

Apply to be an SI Leader!

To be eligible for the position, student must: 

  • Enroll at EMU for at least 6 credit hours for the semester in which they'll be employed (4+ credit hours for graduate students)
  • Have at least a B+ in the course for which they will SI
  • Provide a faculty recommendation related to the course (include as one of your professional references)
  • Have a passion for learning and success!

How many hours will I work?

  • 2.5 hours per week attending the class sessions
  • 2 hours per week providing drop-in tutoring (Waived for graduate students with a full GA-ship)
  • 1 hour per week meeting with your instructor
  • Up to 3 hours per week completing session prep
  • 2 hours per week facilitating SI sessions

You'll have about 10 hours of work for HSC each week, plus one 2-hour program meeting each month. Before the semester begins, you'll complete about 3 hours of online training modules and attend a 2-day workshop so you can practice what you've learned. We'll make sure you're prepared to be the best SI Leader you can be. 

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