Large Group Tutor Positions

Large Group Tutor Positions 

 

Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI)

What is a MSI Learning Assistant?

During the MSI sessions, the Learning Assistant creates a collaborative environment where students work together to understand class material. Through collaborative activities and interactive environments, students gain study skills, confidence in the material, and friendships with their peers that will help them excel in their courses. You, as the Learning Assistant, are not expected to present new material or deliver information through the traditional lecture style. MSI Learning Assistants sit-in on all lectures of the class they are assigned to and use lecture as a time to review material and prepare for their MSI sessions. LSS attaches MSI to classes that are challenging for students. Frequently, those are classes with a no-pass rate of 20% or above.

MSI Learning Assistant Job Duties:

  • Overall, position requires 10-15 hours per week
  • You must attend all lectures for the class you are a MSI Learning Assistant for
  • Be available to hold 6 sessions a week. The usual schedule is:
    • Hold 3-4 one hour MSI sessions a week
  • Hold study sessions during exam weeks as needed
  • Attend weekly meetings with faculty or staff if asked
  • For all positions, there is potential for providing Individual tuoring to those enrolled in the course you are supporting

 Please reach out to the LSS Staff (lss@ucsc.edu) if you have questions about Regular MSI or would like more information about this position!

 

Embedded Modified Supplemental Instruction

What is the difference between MSI and Embedded MSI?

LSS hires Embedded Learning Assistants for some MSI supported courses to work closely with the instructor and assist with in-class group learning activites. Embedded MSI Learning Assistants share the same job responsibilites listed above for MSI Learning Assistant, except for the following two differences:

  • Embedded Learning Assistants attend all lectures AND help facilitate activites and discussion during lecture
  • Embedded Learning Assistants are required to attend weekly meetings with faculty and teaching team 

 

Embedded MSI Learning Assistant Job Duties:

  • Overall, position requires 8-12 hours per week
  • You must attend lecture for the class you are an Embedded MSI Learning Assistant for
  • Work in the classroom/lab under the Instructor’s guidance to provide group and individualized support to students as they work with the course materials
  • Be available to hold 6 sessions a week. The usual schedule is:
    • Hold four-six 1-hour MSI sessions a week.
    • Hold study sessions during exam weeks as needed
  • Participates in weekly communication within teaching team to discuss:
    • planned activities for lecture, section, or lab
    • expectations for LA involvement
    • updates from MSI sessions
  • For all positions, there is potential for providing Individual tuoring to those enrolled in the course you are supporting
Please reach out to the LSS Staff (lss@ucsc.edu) if you have questions about Embedded MSI or would like more information about this position!