Become a Peer Tutor or Supplemental Instruction Leader

Student tutorial services

The Center for Student Progress is accepting applications for Peer Tutors in all subjects for the Fall 2017 semester.

General qualifications (required):

  • Be currently enrolled at YSU
  • Have at least one term of experience at YSU
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Have excellent communication skills and a desire to help others

Applications are available by clicking the link on the right panel. Please find the job description below. You can also pick up a hard copy in the CSP office (located in Kilcawley Center below the old bookstore).

Fore more information about becoming a Peer Tutor, please contact Michael Greco at 330.941.2956 or magreco01@ysu.edu.

  • Job Description

    Position Title:

    Peer Tutor

    Position Description:

    A peer tutor in the Center for Student Progress/Student Tutorial Services area provides learning assistance in content area subjects (other than mathematics, writing, reading and study skills and foreign languages provided by other YSU learning assistance offices). A peer tutor is also expected to:

    • Be knowledgeable about the subjects tutored
    • Welcome patrons to STS and assist them with scheduling appointments
    • Prepare for scheduled tutoring sessions by reviewing content material (textbook and other supplemental materials) to provide a plan for the session
    • Model problem solving techniques and other effective student behaviors
    • Facilitate the learning process using a variety of tutoring techniques that foster critical thinking and independent learning on the part of the student
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and provide encouragement to students
    • Maintain paperwork documenting the initial contact and the progress of each student with whom they work Initiate and follow up contact with students by phone, mail or email
    • Know when and how to refer students to other campus resources that may assist them academically or socially
    • Keep all student information confidential
    • Commite to a tutoring schedule for the entire semester
    • Attend all STS staff meetings
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the STS Coordinator or Director/Associate Director of Center for Student Progress

    Minimum Requirements:

    Peer Tutors must:

    • Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA 
    • Have earned a letter grade of “A” or “B” in courses tutored
    • Be enrolled in the current semester
    • Have completed at least one semester at YSU 
    • Enjoy helping other students
    • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor
    • Have effective communication and interpersonal skills
    • Be able to attend the required hours of training prior to the beginning of the semester

    Reports to:

    STS Coordinator or Director/Associate Director of the Center for Student Progress

    Salary:

    Standard hourly rate as established by the University

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader

The Center for Student Progress is currently accepting applications for Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for Fall 2017 courses. At this time the courses have not been all confirmed, but the website will be updated soon.

Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be enrolled at YSU with a Sophomore status (or higher)
  • Grade of "A" or "B" in the selected course, preferably with the same instructor
  • Competency with course content
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Students currently doing well in these courses or students who have successfully completed the course in the past are encouraged to apply. Applications are available by clicking the link in the right panel, and a detailed job description is below. You may also pick up a hardy copy in the CSP office (located in Kilcawley Center, below the old bookstore). For earliest consideration, please submit your application now.

Share yourself and be part of YSU's success! For more information about becoming an SI Leader, please contact Sue Mark-Sracic at 330.941.2375 or symarksracic@ysu.edu.

  • Job Description

    Position Title:

    Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader

    Position Description:

    For a historically difficult course, a SI Leader will provide guided study sessions throughout the semester for the students enrolled in the course.  The SI Leader will facilitate learning through collaborative activities that encourage critical thinking and prompt students to develop their understanding through application of the course concepts.  The primary activities include:

    • Participate in a two-day training workshop prior to the beginning of the semester
    • Promote SI to the class during the first week of the semester and survey the students to establish the study session schedule
    • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, do homework and read all assigned materials
    • Conduct three 50-minute study sessions per week throughout the semester
    • Complete necessary paperwork (attendance sheets, lesson plans, etc.) and submit for review at the end of every week
    • Prepare for study sessions by developing lesson plans and activities during prep time  (3 hours per week)
    • Communicate regularly with the instructor about course content, assignments, and exam preparation and review
    • Promote SI periodically to the class via in-class announcements, handouts, flyers, etc.
    • Attend staff meetings bi-weekly throughout the semester
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and provide encouragement to students
    • Know when and how to refer students to other campus resources that may assist them academically or socially
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements:

    SI Leaders must:

    • Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA
    • Have earned a letter grade of “A” or “B” in the selected course, preferably with the same instructor
    • Demonstrate competency with course content
    • Be enrolled in the current semester
    • Enjoy helping other students
    • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor
    • Have effective communication and interpersonal skills

    Reports to:

    Assistant Director, Supplemental Instruction Services or Director/Associate Director of the Center for Student Progress

    Salary:

    Standard hourly rate as established by the University