Would you like to be a Peer Educator in the Student Success Center?

Now Hiring Leaders for Fall 2015!

The Student Success Center is looking to hire dynamic students with good interpersonal and communication skills as Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) leaders and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders, and Peer Tutors for specific Fall 2015 courses.
Description and Responsibilities of the 3 Positions:

1) Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a nationally recognized mean of engaging students especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  Students who participate in PLTL not only reap the benefits of higher engagement with, and application of, course material, but also connect socially with peer leaders who have prior knowledge, experience, and success in a course.

  • Conduct weekly collaborative sessions at the Student Success Center
  • Attend the weekly peer leader/liaison meeting
  • Complete all assigned work
  • Maintain attendance records for each section you lead
  • Participate in debriefing surveys and discussions about the PLTL program
  • Attend unpaid orientation: August 20-21, 2015

2)  Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly peer-led study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is for all students who want to improve both their understanding of course material and their grades. SI sessions are facilitated by a trained SI leader who has previously excelled in the targeted course. SI leaders attend the targeted course, take notes, do the readings and homework just as the enrolled students. The leaders also meet regularly with the professor to discuss what concepts should be stressed in the weekly sessions.

  • Plan and facilitate two 90-minute or three 60-minute interactive study sessions per week
  • Coordinate effective recruitment/marketing strategies with the SI program coordinator
  • Attend weekly team meetings, communicate with faculty, and complete all assigned work.
  • Attend unpaid training: August 20-21, 2015

3)   Peer Tutors hold sessions each week throughout the semester and meet one-on-one or in small groups with students who need assistance with coursework.  Tutoring sessions are designed to meet students' individual questions and needs, but the tutors do not provide direct answers for homework/exams.  Tutors help develop self-confidence and improve study skills.

  • Hold drop-in office hours or appointments for a minimum of six hours per week throughout the semester
  • Maintain attendance records
  • Plan exam reviews as you see fit, attend monthly tutor training sessions, communicate with faculty as needed
  • Attend unpaid training: August 20-21, 2015
Qualifications for Positions:
  • Earned a grade of A- or higher in the course(s) for which you are applying to tutor/instruct
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Currently enrolled at UT Dallas
  • Satisfactory faculty recommendation (form will be given to candidates)
Deadline to Apply:
  • PLTL – Friday, February 20th at 5:00 PM
  • SI – Wednesday, March 18th at 10 AM (Job opens Thursday, March 5th)
  • Tutoring – March 18 (Job opens on March 5)
Application Process:
  • Log in to your CometCareers account.
  • Select “Part-time On-Campus Jobs”
  • Enter Job ID:
      67655 to apply for PLTL
      68377 to apply for SI
      TBA to apply for Tutoring
  • Follow ALL instructions under“Application Instructions”.
    You will have to submit via CometCareers, your application, resume, and unofficial transcript.
Students that do not complete the application process will not be considered for employment.