Join the Academic Support team! By serving as a peer leader in Academic Support, you have the opportunity to increase and internalize content knowledge, practice and improve facilitation and communication skills including public speaking, and gain faculty connections. Beyond the paycheck, members of the Academic Support team benefit from our office’s focus on student learning outcomes and our commitment to developing undergraduate employees’ career readiness.
Join the Academic Support Team!
SI Leaders support learning by facilitating free, weekly, active learning in group sessions. SI Leaders are students who excelled in historically difficult courses and wish to work to help their peers be more motivated, confident, and successful in those same courses. SI Leaders model effective student habits and facilitate active learning in informal settings. Along the way, SI Leaders get paid for planning and professional development, gain more complex content knowledge, and develop stronger communication skills and networks.
Study Partners peer tutors offer peer tutoring to undergraduate students at Auburn University at no additional cost to the student. Each tutor’s goal is to promote academic excellence through peer-to-peer assistance by helping students consider both the course content and study skills necessary to succeed in their courses. Tutors help their peers grow as confident, self-directed learners.
Once hired as a member of the Academic Support student employment team, Study Partners’ tutors are trained on tutoring philosophy and practice, teaching and pedagogy methods, campus services and referral protocol, and intercultural understanding, awareness and inclusivity.
All SI employees earn $9 an hour.
All Study Partners Peer Tutors earn $8.50 an hour.
SI Leaders work 9 hours a week. Committed and effective SI Leaders may eventually work up to 20 hours a week with increased responsibilities regarding peer mentorship and program support. Additionally, all SI Leaders get “priority registration” status at the University.
Tutors begin their tenure by working up to eight (8) hours a week during fall and spring semesters. Once a tutor has a proven record of high student visit rates, they may be invited to add additional tutoring hours to their work schedule. When the Study Partners program offers tutoring during the summer, tutors are asked to reapply.
If you’re ready to apply, click the “apply here” button to complete the online application.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. After submission, the standardized identity-hidden job applications are reviewed and qualified applicants may be invited to participate in a group interview on a rolling basis. Please note that most interviews and offers are completed prior to registration in the semester prior to starting work, and the needs for SI Leaders and Study Partners Peer Tutors may vary each semester. Group interviews are facilitated by a panel of evaluators, using a protocol to engage applicants in various activities relevant to the peer leader position and to learn more about the job in the process.
Additional opportunity to serve as a peer leader:
Plainsmen’s Prep Leader
Plainsmen’s Prep Leaders (PPLs) serve as mentors to incoming first-year students during the 10-day Plainsmen’s Prep program in July/August. The program provides a review of mathematics concepts in preparation for a math placement exam on the final day. PPLs attend instruction sessions and are familiar with the assigned content materials. PPLs design materials and then facilitate collaborative activities during small group active-review sessions.
PPLs are paid $9 an hour, for up to 90 hours in July/August. The application and interview process takes place in February/March. An application will be posted Spring 2021!