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Purpose of SI Leaders

SI leaders model effective classroom behavior and lead group study (SI sessions) that allows students to participate in group work and discussions regarding course content. SI leaders also offer advice and suggestions regarding time management and study skill strategies. The goal of SI is to help students become independent learners.

SI Leaders Support These ASU Courses:

  • ACCT 2301: Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 2302: Principles of Accounting II
  • BIO 1410: Human Biology
  • BIO 1411: Man and the Environment
  • BIO 2423: Human Anatomy (Lecture and Lab)
  • BIO 2424: Human Physiology (Lecture and Lab)
  • CHEM 1407: Chemistry for the Health Professions
  • CHEM 1411: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1412: General Chemistry II
  • HIST 1301: U.S. History to 1865
  • HIST 1302: U.S. History from 1865 to Present
  • HIST 2332: History of Western Civilization after 1660
  • NUR 2324: Pathophysiology
  • NUR 2411: Microbiology for the Health Professions
  • POLS 2301: Federal and State Government I
  • POLS 2302: Federal and State Government II
  • SPAN 1301: Spanish I
  • SPAN 1302: Spanish II

Benefits to SI Leaders

As an SI leader, you will receive valuable training in addition to teaching and tutoring experience that can help solidify your subject knowledge and understanding of key course concepts. If you are interested in graduate school or are studying to become a teacher, being an SI leader offers you an excellent introduction to these fields. As an SI leader, you can also expect to develop and improve the following skills:

  • Public speaking and interpersonal communications
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Session planning (lesson plans)
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking

Additionally, all SI leaders have the opportunity to work toward CRLA professional tutor certification (Level I/Regular Tutor, Level II/Advanced Tutor and Level III/Master Tutor). Each level offers an introspective look at the learning process, learning styles and learning assistance as a way to help SI leaders improve their SI sessions. Each level also includes a raise in pay.


  • Conduct one-hour group study (SI sessions), three to five times a week.
  • Combine study skill strategies with course content.
  • Maintain a weekly SI session schedule.
  • Keep accurate records and use required forms.
  • Complete and submit SI session plans.
  • Attend all lectures.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the course instructor, students and SI staff.


  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
  • Have earned a grade of B or better in the selected course.
  • Have attended ASU for at least one year.
  • Have support from the faculty and department of the selected course.
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Show evidence of excellence in responsibility, reliability and punctuality.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional behavior at all times.
  • Attend the two-day pre-term SI training.

  • Hourly Wage: $10 per hour

    Required Hours: 12 hours per week, extremely flexible

Apply Now

Interested in becoming an SI Leader or Tutor? Complete this online application and submit electronically; then provide the SMART Learning Office (3rd floor of the Library, Room A 312) with your transcripts and two letters of recommendation from ASU faculty. 


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Benefits of Becoming an si Leader/tutor

The Supplemental Instruction Office at ASU was awarded certification by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). By achieving this status, the SI Office is authorized to certify student tutors at these levels:

  • Level I/Regular Tutor
  • Level II/Advanced Tutor
  • Level III/Master Tutor

For more information, contact the SI Office.