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Texas A&M International University Supplemental Instruction Coach in Laredo, Texas

Job Title

Supplemental Instruction Coach


Texas A&M International University


University Writing Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

$12.50 hourly

Job Location

Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

The SI Coaches provides academic support through out-of-class tutoring sessions in close collaboration with the course instructor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend all lectures for the designated course. Take lecture notes and become familiar with course content to be assessed on quizzes and exams.

  • Actively schedule students (1:1 and in groups) to sign up for SI sessions throughout the semester to go over assignments and missing work and to prepare for exams.

  • Meet with the instructor regularly to ascertain students’ progress and keep the instructor informed of tutorial sessions.

  • Model critical thinking skills relevant to the content, review notes, cover and reinforce course expectations, and address students’ questions.

  • Plan SI sessions using a wide variety of the interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing or completing students’ assignments for them).

  • Prepare handouts, informal quizzes, and other learning aids that enhance students’ learning or that are directed by the instructor.

  • Model generalizable and effective learning skills and studying strategies for students to emulate in the present and the future.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend paid weekly SI Coach training meetings prior to and throughout each semester.

  • Create student profiles for the course and identify at-risk cases in consultation with the instructor.

  • Collect attendance and learning outcome data for measurable improvement of SI sessions.

  • Help students to master prerequisite skills and knowledge needed to be successful in current and future courses.

  • Lead SI training as assigned by your SI supervisor.

  • Attend relevant professional development workshops offered by the Academic Center of Excellence.

  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with SI course instructors.

  • Maintain confidential records.

  • Prepare reports.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Have a grade of B+ or higher in selected course and/or a bachelor’s degree in the applicable discipline.

  • Have and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Be able to work a flexible schedule of 8-10 hours per week and on weekends (during center hours).

  • Have experience working with similar student population.

  • Understands how to deliver support to students who are struggling.

  • Possess good organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Preference will be given to currently enrolled undergraduate students classified as sophomore and above.

  • Experience working with college/university students in an educational setting.

  • Supplemental Instruction experience in content area.​

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Computer software - Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

  • Subject content of assigned area

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Teach others how to learn and to relate to diverse learning needs.

  • Interact effectively, professionally, and tactfully with students, faculty, and other university personnel.

  • Motivate students.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Arrange and keep a work schedule.

  • Proficient in assigned content area.

  • Prepare and facilitate workshops, presentations, and orientations to groups of students.

  • Think critically and problem solve.

Other Requirements:

  • Requires working a flexible schedule of up to 19 hours per week.

  • Requires working evening and/or weekend hours.

  • Position is contingent upon funding.

  • This position is funded through 08/31/2021 with a possibility of renewal or extension.

First review of applications will be March 5, 2021

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • At least 3 references and their full contact information

  • Unofficial transcripts

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. “See resume” is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

TAMIU provides over 7000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs, built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

TAMIU prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

Texas A&M International University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (956) 326-2360.

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