Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Nominating & Recommending Peer Leaders

Do you have a student who would be a stellar SI leader or peer tutor? We would value your recommendation. Your nomination of students for these positions is critical to the success of our programs.

Spring 2020 Recruitment

Currently, we are in the process of reaching out to faculty regarding requesting a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader for their spring 2020 course. The Tutoring Center will need to know by Thursday, October 3 via the following form if a faculty member would like a SI leader in their course as hiring and placements will be based on faculty needs. You may also email your recommendations to Annie Kelly, Associate Director of the Tutoring Center, at akelly2@luc.edu. Even if you are not teaching within a SI sponsored course, you are encouraged to submit nominations of students who could serve as a SI or peer tutor.

More information on the positions available are on our websiteNew SI Leader and Peer Tutor applications are due Friday, October 11.  

Decisions to sponsor courses for Supplemental Instruction or peer tutoring are based off of course DFW rates, past student attendance in sessions, and faculty collaborations. Please note that the following courses are sponsored by Supplemental Instruction for spring 2020: 

  • ACCT 201
  • BIOL 102
  • CHEM 101/102/ 106/ 212/ 222/ 224 
  • ENGR 311 
  • GNUR 156/293 
  • Math 100/ 117/ 118/ 131/ 132 
  • PHYS 112 
  • PSYC 101 
  • STAT 103 
  • UCSF 137

The following courses are being sponsored for peer tutoring for spring 2020: 

  • Business Core Classes (ACCT 201/202, ECON 201/202, ISSCM 241, FINC, etc. 
  • Biology classes (Foundation Bio courses, BIOL 112 lab, BIOL 202)  
  • Chemistry classes (Foundation CHEM courses) 
  • Environmental Science classes (e.g. UCSF 137/ENVS 137, 203, 207, etc.) 
  • Humanities classes (e.g. PLSC, HIST, LITR, PHIL, THEO, CJC, etc.) 
  • Language Courses  
  • Math classes (Math 100-132, 161, 162, 212, 263, 264) 
  • Nursing classes (GNUR 207, 238, 297) 
  • Philosophy and Ethics Core classes (PHIL 130/274 & PHIL 181/182/190) 
  • Physics classes (PHYS 111- PHYS 3XX) 
  • Psychology classes (PSYC 101, PSYC 304, PSYC 3XX) 
  • Statistics classes (STAT 103, 335) 
  • Social Science classes (ANTH, SOCL, etc.) 
  • Theology Core classes (THEO 100/107/185/186/190) 

What are SI Leader and Peer Tutor qualifications? 

  • 3.2 Minimum Cumulative GPA 
  • At least an A- earned in course(s) wishing to serve as an SI Leader or Peer Tutor 
  • Full time (12 or more credits) undergraduate student  
  • Recommendation from a faculty member in the subject area they wish to tutor/SI
  • Attend a mandatory in-person training Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10 
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings Tuesdays at 6 pm or Fridays at 10:30 am 
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to facilitate a learning environment from groups of 1 to 30 students  

Please note the following recruitment and hiring timeline: 

  • New Tutoring Center SI Leader and Peer Tutor Applications due Friday, October 11 at 11:59 pm. The application can be found here..  
  • Group interview offers extended via email the week of October 14 
  • Group interviews will take place the weeks of October 14 and 21 
  • Offers out the week of October 28 

What Tutoring Center peer leader positions are typically available?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader: Supplemental Instruction targets historically difficult courses and places an SI leader, an upperclass student leader who previously earned an A- or above and went through a rigorous application and training program, in the class. The SI leader attends all class sessions and holds scheduled weekly SI sessions (typically 3 times per week for an hour each) to assist students with understanding what to learn and how to learn it based off of the professor’s lectures. A typical SI session might have an SI Leader facilitating peer-to-peer collaborative learning activities to deepen understanding and application of course concepts, as well as giving students an opportunity to ask the SI leader and their peers questions about the material all while strengthening study strategies.

Group Peer Tutoring and One-on-One Peer Tutoring (hiring for various courses): Peer Tutors facilitate collaborative learning environments in either a group setting (3-8 students) or a one-on-one setting. Peer tutors are paid for the tutoring appointments they hold with students and do not attend class with their students. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in the course they are tutoring, with proficiency in multiple courses within a subject area being highly desirable.  Ideal candidates have experience assisting students in finding solutions to problems without providing direct answersTutoring opportunities exist for special populations, such as Student Accessibility Center students, ACE scholars, or Athletes. This position is typically 5-8 hours per week. 

Language Tutoring: In collaboration with the Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC), there are opportunities for students to apply for a Language Tutoring position. Tutoring sessions are held at the LLRC for various languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish. It is expected that the tutor’s language courses (at least one) have been taken at Loyola and are at the 250 or above level. Language Tutors must have a recommendation from a full-time professor or a section head in the language they wish to tutor.