Become an SI Leader

Recruiting for Fall 2022 is closed.


How to Apply:

  • Fill out the following form: SI Application Addendum Form .
  • Follow this link and fill out the online CSUF application "Instructional Student Assistant" (This will require you to upload your Resume, your TDA/unofficial transcripts, and the SI application addendum from the previous step). The application may take some time, so please be patient.
  • Have a Faculty Letter of Reference Form Opens in new window completed by a faculty member and emailed to the corresponding SI faculty liaison for the department you are applying to (see SI Staff or SI Faculty Liaison list)
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email or phone by the corresponding faculty liaison.

* For assistance with resumes see Sample of Resume


What are the benefits of being an SI Leader?

  • Paid, professional opportunity to help other students succeed in class.
  • Build strong relationships with other SI leaders and students enrolled in course.
  • Develop rapport with faculty and administrators.
  • Further develop and deepen knowledge of course content.
  • Develop understanding of learning styles and strategies.
  • Develop leadership, public speaking, organizational, problem solving and critical thinking skills (skills that employers look for!).
  • Being part of a great team!


SI Leader Minimum Qualifications:

  • SI Leaders must be a current CSUF undergraduate student, in at least their second year at CSUF
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Earned a B or higher in the course that you wish to provide SI for
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to attend the mandatory pre-semester SI leader orientation and training days
  • Be able to work a total of 10 hours a week*
  • Submit all required materials of the SI leader application packet (see above)

*Please note that CSUF students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours a week total between campus jobs.


SI Leader Job Description:

Malorie is awarded her SI shirt Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are led by an SI Leader who is an exceptional student and has already mastered the course material. The SI Leader has been trained to facilitate group sessions wherein students can meet to improve their understanding of course material, review and discuss important concepts, develop study strategies and prepare for exams. The SI Leader provides two or three 50-75 minute sessions a week during which course readings, content, and material are brought together with effective learning strategies in a collaborative learning environment. Through the process of leading SI sessions, SI Leaders gain content knowledge as well as communication and leadership skills.


Responsibilities of an SI leader:

List of Do's and Don'ts for an SI leader.