department menu

Becoming an SI Leader

Looking for a part-time job that enhances your resume and fits your schedule? Apply to be a Supplemental Instruction Leader!

 As a Supplemental Instruction Leader (SIL), you help facilitate student success by leading study sessions, and creating study materials. You will combine your knowledge in the course with the professor's material to ensure the students perform well, and gain the proper study techniques to continue to thrive in all their other courses. 


Important Information and Job Description:  

Applications are now open for Spring 2021! The Academic Success Center is looking for tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders. To apply, please visit Handshake and login using your CSUSM credentials.

SI will be online and all work will be done remotely for Spring 2021.

Applications close November 6 by 11:55pm.

  • Courses Currently Seeking Support

    • Chem 160, 201, and 202
    • CS 111 and 211
    • Econ 201 and 202
    • Psyc 360
    • Math 350
  • Work Duties

    • Attend course lectures every week and take notes 
    • Meet regularly with course instructor 
    • Dedicate 2-3 hours per week to plan and prepare materials for sessions (creating activities and worksheets)
    • Submit weekly session plans and reflections
    • Attend SI team meetings every two weeks for professional development and additional training
    • Maintain communication with students, SI Mentors and SI Director
    • Check Microsoft Teams and email almost daily
  • Benefits

    • Priortity registration
    • Great preparation for future educator and leadership positions 
    • Professional development trainings from staff
    • Flexibility in scheduling sessions
    • Can work on assignments anytime and anywhere 
    • Can establish and expand your network
    • Get to help students achieve their goals
  • Pay and Hours

    We prioritize your needs and commitments as a student, therefore, our work hours are flexible.

    Pay Breakdown:

    8-10 hours per week at $15.00 an hour

  • Who Can Apply



    • Currently enrolled CSUSM student (student must be enrolled in at least 1 unit at CSU San Marcos for the semester in which they plan to hold employment)
    • Passed the course for which they wish to be an SI with a B or higher
    • Be in good academic standing
    • Available to attend pre-semester training (usually takes place the week before school starts) 


    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Familiar with Microsoft Teams
    • Have used and/or are familiar with online tools such as Kahoot!, virtual whiteboards, online educational games, G Suite, etc.
    • Obtain faculty recommendation for desired course
  • How to Apply

    1. Log on to Handshake using your CSUSM student login
    2. Search for "Supplemental Instruction" or Job Posting # 4498977
    On the far right of the Job posting you will see a large green icon with the word APPLY.


    Required Application Materials:  




If you have any questions please contact:

Maricruz Macz, SI Director