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The Student Assistant (SA) and Supplemental Instruction (SI) programs are academic support systems designed to increase retention and academic success rates. Each program embeds tutors in the classroom (remotely or on ground) to provide individualized attention and assistance for students during class. Under the direction of the instructor, SAs/SIs are actively involved in the classroom, provide tutoring and learning support, and facilitate the development of study skills. Tutors help to motivate student participation and engagement in the classroom or lab as well as help to provide additional support for students during activities. The tutor works in the classroom/lab under the instructor’s guidance to help students understand course concepts.

In the classroom, the SA/SI will function as:

  • a peer tutor, providing support to students as they work with the class content and course materials
  • a model student, demonstrating effective student behaviors, successful academic habits, and strong classroom participation
  • a mentor, helping students make connections with other campus support services for additional help outside of class

SA/SI Program Information

Interested in Being an SA or SI?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a current Los Rios Community College student, in good academic standing, and enrolled in at least 6 units
  • For Math and English SAs/SIs a grade of B or higher in the course(s) you wish to tutor
  • For ESL SAs you must complete an A or better in the course(s) you wish to tutor
  • SA/SI tutors are required to attend both the lecture and lab sessions of the courses they support

Note: Please talk with the instructor you hope to become an SA/SI for in order to proceed. The instructor will then need to complete the SA/SI Faculty Interest Form for the course in mind.