Becoming an SI Leader

The Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center may be the place for you if you are interested in any of the following:

  • Helping students
  • Reviewing course information
  • Developing communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working closely with a Miami University faculty member.
  • Holding a unique leadership position on campus.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are integral members of the Rinella Learning Center staff who work toward the mission of helping students reach their individual academic goals by empowering them with skills needed to be independent and successful learners.

The SI Leader job responsibilities include:

  • Attend the beginning of the semester training and orientation.
  • Complete one semester of training through EDT 310 (Methods for Tutoring Adults), a one credit hour course.
  • Communicate with the cooperating SI professor/instructor on a weekly basis and collaborate on ideas for future sessions.
  • Hold two SI sessions per week using collaborative learning techniques.
  • Record and enter attendance electronically using TutorTrac after every SI session.
  • Attend every targeted course class.
  • Focus on helping students "learn how to learn" the course content.
  • Help students refine learning strategies, such as note taking and organizing, steps from problem solving, memory skills, self-testing, test preparation and test taking.
  • Meet with graduate assistants twice in the semester to debrief SI session observations.

We pay SI Leaders $8.35 per hour and this rate is given for time spent in class and SI sessions, doing prep work and meeting with the instructor. Generally SI Leaders work 6-10 hours per week. SI Leaders must have a 3.0 GPA (earned at Miami University) in the courses they hold SI sessions for and maintain a 2.76 cumulative GPA.

In order to become a SI Leader you will need to:

  • Complete a Pre-application Screen Form and submit it to room 14 CAB or via email to barattae@MiamiOH.edu.
  • Complete the job application through Hire Touch (link will be provided by the SI Coordinator).
  • Complete an interview with the SI Coordinator
  • SI Leaders will be approved through HR and will be required to complete an I-9 form and other necessary paperwork.