Exam Aid Instructor – Laurentian University

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 thoroughly 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:
  • You are reliable, responsible, and wanting to be part of a high-impact, high-performance team
  • You have a hunger to learn and develop in the subject matter areas relating to your position
  • You have a willingness to work as a team and individually to accomplish Departmental goals
  • You’re passionate about SOS mandate to support student success at both a local and global level
  • You have the capacity to meet regularly with your Executive team, departmental volunteers, and SOS’ National Head Office to support achievement of objectives
  • Familiarity with SOS’ Operations are an asset; existing knowledge and skills in the subject matter areas relating to your position are a strong asset
  • Availability to contribute to Goal Setting and Strategic Planning activities throughout the summer is an asset


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Last modified: June 16, 2020

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