Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS)
Lawshe Building, Room 122
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
Phone: 219/989-2339
1-800 HI-PURDUE, x.2339
Locally within Indiana & Illinois

Student Academic Support
Gyte, Room 102
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
Phone: 219/989-3227
1-800 HI-PURDUE, x.3227
Locally within Indiana & Illinois

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Student Employment

The office of Student Academic Support offers a variety of student employment opportunities. You may review some of the different types of positions available below. If you have any questions, or need any further information, please feel free to call us at (219) 989-3227 or stop by Gyte 102.

Supplemental Instruction Leader

The Supplemental Instruction Leader position is a paid, professional opportunity. SI Leaders are student leaders looking to improve communication skills, strengthen familiarity of an academic discipline, gain valuable group facilitation skills as well as work experience desired by many employers. SI Leaders typically work about 10 hours a week.

Supplemental Instruction Leader Job Description:

Supplemental Instruction Leaders are responsible for facilitating a minimum of three hours of peer assisted SI study sessions per week in their assigned academic subject. SI Leaders attend all lectures for their assigned class, take notes, work through all homework assignments as well as plan and facilitate interactive SI sessions to assist students with course material.

SI Leader Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a minimum of three hours of peer assisted SI study sessions per week in the assigned academic subject
  • Attend lectures for the assigned class, take notes, work through all homework assignments
  • Plan and facilitate interactive SI sessions
  • Communicate frequently with faculty member(s) and SI supervisor
  • Collect and maintain data
  • Attend Training Workshops and SI meetings
  • Have strong communication skills and enjoy working with people

Qualifications and Requirements of a SI Leader:

Applicants Must:

  • Be a student who has previously taken specific course and have received a minimum of a B average in the course
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have a professor’s letter of recommendation
  • Have excellent social and communication skills
  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit his or her class schedule


The Tutor position is a paid position for people who wish to help others excel. Tutors help students understand the subject material and encourage students to solve problems on their own by providing a starting point. The schedule is flexible but Tutors must commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week (Monday-Friday).

Tutor Job Description:

Tutors demonstrate proficiency in subject areas by leading tutoring/study sessions in a small group setting and effectively communicate acquired knowledge, ideas, or concepts. Tutors must possess the ability to handle or be open to a variety of learning styles.

Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Attend training sessions and scheduled meeting
  • Submit monthly attendance log sheets
  • Be punctual
  • Exhibit patience and courtesy when tutoring
  • Observe academic honesty policies (cannot assist with take home exams or directly do homework for a student)

Minimum Skills and Qualifications of a Tutor:

  • Strong social, written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge in a particular subject area
  • Commitment to being on time
  • Tutors understand and accept diversity
  • GPA: 3.0 in tutoring subject, 2.75 cumulative

Student Academic Support SI Leader & Tutor Employee Application (PDF)

Please download and fill out the application. You may email it to or return it in person to Gyte 102.