Fall 2024 Peer Educator Position is now open!

Please complete the application and have a faculty complete the recommendation.

Peer Educator Application

Faculty Recommendation

Position Description

  • Provide academic assistance in the form of Supplemental Instruction in one of the following courses: BIO 1010, BIO 1050, 3310, ZOOL 2250, PSCI 1201, HIST 2600, CHEM 1100, 1110, 2100, 3010, 3020, or other identified courses). 
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve skills, to continue to grow cultural competence, and reflections skills (including the Asynchronous Orientation, Orientation training, All ISA and other SI meetings)   
  • Create a professional and welcoming environment by modeling respect for students’ diverse cultures, languages skills, and experiences.
  • Utilize active listening and questioning strategies as the primary tutoring method to diagnose student needs, prior knowledge, skills, and monitor progress.
  • Work in a collaborative and interactive learning process with the students: using facilitating techniques and collaborative learning techniques.
  • Guide student participation, evaluate student performance, and provide appropriate feedback and encouragement. 
  • Provide strategies on how to learn through study strategies (i.e. time management, note- taking, textbook reading, test taking) 
  • Maintain neat, up to date, accurate and complete records, and help to maintain an orderly work environment.
  • Utilize feedback and reflection to improve practice. 
  • Recognize primary role to help students learn and become more confident, more successful, self-directed learners.  Be direct and kind with students at the same time.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus and community resources.  
  • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, and read all assigned material including texts and supplemental readings. 
  • Plan and facilitate two to three (2-3) study sessions per week throughout the semester using strategies learned through the SIL training workshop. 
  • Take student attendance records during SI session. 
  • Regularly meet with SI Supervisor and SI Mentor for debriefing sessions. 
  • Provide extra SI sessions as necessary before exams.
  • Maintain contact throughout the semester with professor teaching the course.


  • Undergraduate student at Stanislaus State
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or more on a 4-point scale 
  • Must show content-competency in the course(s) in which study sessions will be led, generally determined by the professor and generally determined by a grade of "B" or better.
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Maintain punctuality and consistent attendance. 
  • Work under pressure and appropriately handle difficult situations.
  • Committed to helping others and working with a team.
  • Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable to change.
  • Possess self-motivation, willingness to accept supervision and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to implement recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with a variety of students.
  • Demonstrated above-average creative problem-solving, critical thinking, patience, and decision-making skills
  • Must be available to attend a training before the semester starts and 
  • Attend weekly training meetings throughout the semester.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Junior or Senior Classification
  • Prior enrollment with the professor teaching the course

Mailing Address:
Learning Commons, Vasche Library L222, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382

Office Location
Vasche Library Bld #1, 2nd Floor, Suite 222 | View Map

Email Address:  si@csustan.edu 

Updated: April 08, 2024