Exam Aid Instructor – University of British Columbia

Exam Aid Instructor

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a youth-driven charity that ‘elevates education and ignites leaders’, locally and globally. Since 2008, our programs have been delivered on more than twenty-five campuses across Canada and 12 countries around the world, supporting an engaging 10,000 past volunteers and supporting an estimated 250,000 youth globally. Our most popular programs include: Exam Aids, Outreach Trips, Textbooks for Change, and the MCAT for Social Impact Scholarship!

Role Description:

As an Exam Aid Instructor, you are responsible for reviewing the course material covered in class to students attending your Exam Aid session. You will be developing your presentation skills by explaining the main concepts covered in lecture, reviewing key themes, and answering questions. You will ensure students leave the session having a thorough understanding of the content through your interactive, engaging presentation. 

  • Create your own, original presentation based on the material that is provided to you by the Course Coordinator;
    • If given a previously used package/session, ensure to tailor the package to your presentation style;
  • Work with the Course Coordinator in creating Exam Aid materials;
    • Assist the Course Coordinator in compiling Take Home packages for students;
    • Ensure Outreach Trip details are included in each Take Home package; 
    • Ensure all materials are your own generated content, not violating the SOS Copyright Tip Sheet or your University’s Academic Integrity policies;
  • Set up a 1-on-1 meeting with the professor(s) of the course to ensure they are aware of the SOS model – in hopes of engaging professors in the SOS community;
  • Understand and be able to articulate all aspects of the SOS Model: Raising Marks. Raising Money. Raising Roofs.;
  • Attend all meetings and orientation held by the Department of Educational Development. 

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Confident and can comfortably teach information to students in person or via zoom.
  • A grade of 80 and above within the course which they desire to teach.
  • Past teaching experience either as a tutor or teaching assistant. (Not required but helpful)

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Last modified: September 16, 2021