Academic Resource Hub Student Peer Tutors

For those students who may be interested in becoming future SI leaders, the following is an outline of SI leader roles/responsibilities:

QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME AN SI LEADER

  • Completed Course for which you are instructing
  • Received at least an A- in course
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Hold a Sophomore, Junior or Senior class standing for given year
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN SI LEADER

  • Attend all training and weekly meetings (before, after, and during the semester)
  • Conduct two 60 minute SI sessions a week throughout the semester
  • Provide resource tutoring during office hours – 2 hours each week
  • Develop a working relationship with SI course instructor, and meet weekly
  • Ensure mid and end of semester evaluations are conducted
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the SI Program
  • Evaluate SI Program

RESPONSIBILITIES IN CLASS

  • Attend class and take thorough notes on all lectures, do all homework assignments, and read all assigned materials before the SI session
  • Advertise SI sessions to your class regularly

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PLANNING SI SESSIONS

  • Utilize SI planning forms to prepare organized, effective SI sessions
  • Incorporate collaborative and active learning techniques
  • Create materials to aid students in learning course materials

RESPONSIBILITIES DURING SI SESSIONS

  • Take roll during each session
  • Create a comfortable learning environment
  • Ensure students actively participate in the learning process
  • Teach study skills such as reading, notetaking, and exam preparation skills
  • Implement ideas learned during SI training

Information excerpted from: https://info.umkc.edu/si/faq/

If you are interested in becoming an SI Leader for one of the courses typically offered, you are encouraged to complete the Academic Resource Hub application.  A faculty recommendation from the department you are considering being an SI  is requested.   We encourage you to speak with the faculty member prior to requesting their recommendation. You are welcome to you can stop in to visit us on the 3rd floor of Scott Hall to find out more.