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Jane Bute
Learning Specialist
Austin East
RiverGuide Supplemental Instruction

Job Title

RiverGuide Leader

Work Type

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8 Hours per week


RiverGuide Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that targets historically difficult courses. RiverGuide sessions are regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions for all students enrolled in a targeted course. The sessions are informal seminars in which students review notes, discuss reading, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills. RiverGuide Leaders support classroom instruction in every way. Applicants must be a model student who understands the importance and application of effective study skills and strategies. RiverGuide Leaders must possess good organizational and time management skills. (RiverGuide Leaders are responsible for submitting attendance sheets, lesson plans, and time sheets in a timely manner.)


Minimum Requirements: A grade of B or higher in selected course; Be able to work flexibly 8 hours per week; Previous tutoring, mentoring, advising, volunteering, and/or other campus activities Primary Responsibilities: Attend the targeted class and take notes; Learn course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with the course instructor; Actively recruit participants for RiverGuide sessions; Conduct two (1-hour) weekly sessions for each class you are assigned; Be prepared and be on time for each RiverGuide session; Plan RiverGuide sessions using a wide variety of interactive learning strategies (without re-teaching, lecturing or completing students' assignments for them); Prepare handouts, information quizzes, and other learning aids for RiverGuide sessions; Maintain a professional attitude at all times; Willingness to participate in 1-week paid training on how to be an effective RiverGuide

How to Apply

E-mail: Jane Bute at