We believe students can be a source of learning as well as our instructors, and our Student Instructors are proof of that. Economics students that do well in their core classes have the opportunity to become Student Instructors responsible for teaching one unit supplemental courses that greatly contribute to student success.
While tutoring is often an effective method of helping a student succeed, the structured learning environment that supplemental courses offer can mean the difference between understanding the material and giving up. Student Instructors lead classes in group activities, monitor question and answer sessions, and explain key ideas and concepts. Reviewing for exams, covering homework and making sure students understand the current material being taught is an important part of the SI's job.
Student Instructors are compensated for their time and effort, and the experience gained through being an SI boosts communication and presentation skills. While one of the most rewarding aspects of this opportunity is to help fellow students succeed, the personal growth in knowledge a Student Instructor experiences strengthens his or her performance in other Economics classes.