Be. A. Supplemental Instructor

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of course content. Each SI is assigned one course that typically poses a challenge to students. The SI attends each session and provides weekly small group sessions covering the course content.

The SI Leaders support students and assists them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. While attending the course, the SI Leaders gather insight into the course content and the instruction methods in use. The SI Leaders also maintain ongoing contact with course professors and the Manager of the Parkside Academic Resource Center.


  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Prior enrollment in selected course
  • Earned a grade of B or higher in selected course
  • Attend a 2 day pre-semester training, as well as on-going training during the semester

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model 
  • A desire to want to help others learn 
  • Ability to work in a team Friendly and approachable 
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Being a Supplemental Instructor:

  • Gain perspective by developing relationships with faculty 
  • Excellent resume builder 
  • Reinforces your own knowledge
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence


  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take accurate notes, and understand all the homework/reading assignments and projects
  • Facilitate at least two 60-minute small group study sessions per week throughout the semester
  • Hold 1 - 2 hours of office hours per week
  • Meet with the course professor periodically
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in SI Leader group meetings as scheduled
  • Be familiar with campus resources available to students
  • Submit SI attendance reports bi-weekly

Time Commitment:

  • Attend training prior to Fall/Spring semester
  • Work between 8 to 12 hours per week to attend class, facilitate SI sessions, and hold office hours
  • Attend and participate in SI Leader group meetings in order to report and discuss any issues, concerns, and study strategies with PARC Manager and other SI Leaders

How to Apply:

Mandatory Training:
All Tutors and Supplemental Instructors must go through mandatory training to be held:

  • Monday, August 28th
    10:00am - 3:00pm ALL STAFF (Tutors and SI)
  • Tuesday, August 29th
    1:00pm - 5:00pm TUTORS ONLY
  • Wednesday, August 30th

On-going Training:
All Tutors and Supplemental Instructors must attend on-going training meetings on alternating Friday afternoons from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

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