Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Tutoring Center Student Leaders

Tutoring Center Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Peer Tutor undergraduate student leaders are selected for their demonstrated academic abilities in the classroom, interpersonal and communication skills, and drive to assist their peers in being successful. SI Leader and Peer Tutors have achieved grades "A-" or higher in their course they serve. Upon being selected for the position, these student leaders undergo a rigorous training process on how to best facilitate a positive and productive learning environment for students, best practices for serving as a peer mentor, and how to collaborate with faculty and staff to support student success.

Tutoring Center Student Leader Positions 

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 (3 50-minute sessions per week) 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. This position is typically 8-9 hours per week.

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 plus a 300 level course. Language Tutors must have a recommendation from a full-time professor or a section head in the language they wish to tutor. This position is typically 4-8 hours per week.

Position Qualifications for spring 2020:

  • 3.2 Minimum Cumulative GPA
  • At least an A- earned in course(s) wishing to serve as a Tutoring Center student leader
  • 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 (if a student is living on campus arrangements will be made to move in early)
  • 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 

Position Benefits:

  • Competitive pay benefits ($13 per hour)
  • Helping peers achieve their student success goals
  • Getting to know a faculty member
  • Gain leadership experience and competency development through continuous trainings
  • Meet fellow student leaders who are passionate about helping other Ramblers in your area of study
  • Stay current on your own knowledge of the subject area
  • On-campus flexibility (location, schedule is according to your availability, etc.)

Interview Timeline for spring 2020:

  • 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 

Please note our applications for new spring 2020 hires closed on Friday, October 11. Please check back in February for updates on fall 2020 recruitment.