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Peer Connections is now accepting applications for peer educator positions for Spring 2022!  If you're passionate about supporting other students in their academics and college experience, consider applying for one of our peer educator roles: 

Spring 2022 Peer Educator Online Application  

Applications are due Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59PM. Interviews will take place throughout the month of November. 

Download and view our Spring 2022 Hiring Flyer [pdf]

To learn more about what it's like to work at Peer Connections, we encourage you to check out this Hiring Information Session handout [pdf] along with reading each of the role's job descriptions and FAQ sheets.  


"Classic" Peer Tutors - Job Description [pdf]

Peer Tutor Role FAQ Handout [pdf]

Tutors at Peer Connections are nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Peer Connections tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated proficiency in the subjects that they tutor (usually by having completed the courses they are tutoring with an "A" or a "B"). Each applicant must successfully complete the interview preparation and screening process before being considered for a tutoring position.

Peer Mentors - Job Description [pdf]

Peer Mentor Role FAQ Handout [pdf]

Peer Mentors support students during their academic and social adjustment to SJSU. Peer Mentors know how to refer students to appropriate campus resources in order to navigate more easily through the university system. Peer Mentors work with individual instructors/departments to develop smaller communities within SJSU that more actively involve and engage students in their college experience.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders - Job Description [pdf]

SI Leader Role FAQ Handout [pdf]

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders support students who are enrolled in 'bottleneck' courses - subjects that are required but that also have a higher failure rate, such that a student who receives a failing grade may have delayed progress in their major. SI Leaders facilitate workshops and study sessions outside of the regularly scheduled class time. These sessions are focused on active student involvement and incorporate both content and learning strategies.

Embedded Tutors - Job Description [pdf]

Peer Tutor Role FAQ Handout [pdf]

Embedded Tutors are assigned to a specific course. They provide course content support for students enrolled in their assigned course, including being present in the classroom. Embedded Tutors are available for one-on-one and/or small group tutoring during their office hours at Peer Connections.

Tutors at Peer Connections are nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Peer Connections tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated proficiency in the subjects that they tutor (usually by having completed the courses they are tutoring with an "A" or a "B"). Each applicant must successfully complete the interview preparation and screening process before being considered for a tutoring position.

Learning Assistants - Job Description [pdf]

Learning Assistant Role FAQ Handout [pdf]

Learning Assistants are undergraduate students who are able to work closely with faculty and staff to provide feedback to them about the course and how students feel about the course materials. LAs work in a small teaching team with faculty members who are invested in implementing ‘hands on,’ application-based learning in and outside the classroom. From an LA’s perspective, that might include facilitating group discussion, guiding student groups through problem sets, or meeting with students outside of class to discuss key concepts. Learning Assistants do not grade, hold office hours, or lecture.