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SI Coach Job Description & Application

Looking to empower your fellow students to become independent learners while inspiring them to succeed? Explore our Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program and consider becoming an SI coach.

Become an SI Coach

As an SI coach, you offer support to your peers and attend class along with them. You’ll receive important training for this paid position so you are prepared to share the most effective learning, study, and group-facilitation strategies. 

Students will count on you to:

  • Relay tips on the most effective study skills
  • Integrate “how to learn” concepts with “what to learn” in SI classes
  • Provide leadership to the SI session
  • Model critical-thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • Empower them to become independent learners



  • Enjoy interacting with other students
  • Have a good understanding of the content in the course you want to coach
  • Be comfortable interacting with students, staff, and faculty
  • Commit to working an average of eight to 14 hours per week for the entire semester
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade-point average


  • Assist students with course content and academic development
  • Attend all virtual class lectures for Live Online sections
  • Conduct two virtual 75-minute SI sessions per week through Zoom
  • Meet virtually with the SI instructor once per week through Zoom, phone, email, or text
  • Attend six virtual staff meetings for the semester through Zoom


A typical SI coach work week involves approximately eight to 14 hours, depending on the course.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Attending class lectures/labs: 3 to 8 hours
  • Planning SI sessions: 2 hours
  • Facilitating SI sessions: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting with course instructor: ½ hour
  • Attending SI staff meetings: 1 hour, six meetings per semester


Ready to apply for an SI coach position? Follow these steps:

  • Access job application
  • Complete the application and upload unofficial transcripts from ECC and/or any other colleges you have attended
  • Take a course-specific online hiring quiz to assess your current knowledge of the course content
  • Schedule an interview


Discover the many benefits of becoming an SI coach:

  • Gain invaluable experience for personal and professional growth
  • Learn highly sought-after communication, professional, and technical skills
  • Improve your leadership, administrative, organizational, and communication skills
  • Learn to manage and motivate groups of people
  • Develop collegiate camaraderie, increase self-confidence, and become a more efficient learner
  • Earn $15 per hour




Questions? Contact Us

Luis Barrueta
SI Coordinator