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Become a Beacon SI Leader

Why become a Beacon SI Leader?

  • Share your knowledge with other students and help them get better grades.
  • Learn the subject better.
  • Develop greater self-confidence and learn how to lead a group.
  • Add work experience to your resume.
  • Make new friends.

What are the requirements?

  • Approval from an ARC professor to become his/her Beacon SI Leader
  • Enrolled in LRC 310: Introduction to Group Leading (1-unit, first 5-week fully online course)
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six units at any of the Los Rios colleges.
  • Maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA

Are SI Leaders paid? - How many hours do SI Leaders work?

Yes! SI Leaders are Student Help employees and are paid minimum wage. 

It depends on the course unit and term length.  The majority of the groups will meet 2-3 hours per week outside of class. 

Interested? are the next steps

  1. After you speak with your instructor to be a Beacon SI Leader, enroll in LRC 310.
  2. Note: SI Leaders conduct sessions while concurrently enrolled in LRC 310 their first semester.
  3. Complete employment paperwork; hiring packets available at the Beacon front desk.
  4. Attend the mandatory orientation (first day of class).

Beacon SI Leader Resources

Fall, Spring, and Summer Hourly Formulas

Fall and Spring; Hourly Formula

Summer Hourly Formula

Timesheet Due Dates

The worksheet must be submitted with your green student help timesheet on or before the due date(s) listed; if your time sheet is submitted late, this will delay your paycheck until the following month.

Pay Period:
August 25 - September 24

Due Date:
Thursday, September 14

Worksheet 1

Pay Period:
September 25 - October 24

Due Date:
Friday, October 13

Worksheet 2

Pay Period:
October 25 - November 24

Due Date:
Thursday, November 9

Worksheet 3

Pay Period:
November 25 - December 7

Due Date:
Thursday, December 7

Worksheet 4

Planning the Beacon Session

Please provide a detailed breakdown of the warm-up, workout, and cool-down. Please submit the form before your session begins to be paid for prep time.

Planning the Beacon Session Form