Three students and their PSL Leader in a class room working on problems

Become a PSL Leader

PSL Leader recruitment for fall and spring is still taking place

We are seeking leaders for the following courses:

  • Accounting 100
  • Accounting 101
  • Accounting 294
  • Chemistry 140
  • Chemistry 141
  • Chemistry 142
  • Psychology 111
  • Psychology 112

What you need to know…

A Peer-Support Learning Leader is not a teacher, nor a tutor. Peer-Support Learning Leaders are hired and trained to facilitate study sessions that assist students with difficult material and developing transferable learning/study skills.

Why should you consider applying to be a Learning Leader?

  • It is a paid position
  • You will be provided training that is transferable to any workplace
  • Looks great on a resume
  • Assists with your own learning skills
  • Work with other peers as a larger team
  • Provides solid foundation in the content of the course
  • Recognized as a Co-curricular activity (extra transcript identifying your leadership skills)



  • Must have received a minimum B+ in the course they hope to support
  • Must complete all steps of the application process (details below)
  • Should have a 3.0 cumulative GPA

In addition potential leaders should be:

  • Approachable
  • Self-directed
  • Patient
  • Understanding of challenges for first year students

Leader’s Primary Activities

  • Attend mandatory pre-semester training before classes begin; both remote learning and/or face-to-face learning will be required

    (Tentatively scheduled for August 25 & 26)

  • Work an average of 6-8 hours per week; this may include remote and/or face-to-face
    • Attend the assigned course
    • Plan and conduct two engaging, collaborative study sessions each week
    • Meet as needed with the professor of your course
    • Attend ongoing training sessions/meetings (occur once or twice per month for approx. 2 hours)
    • Communicate with students, fellow leaders and coordinator as required

Application Process

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete all three steps:

  1. Attend one of the following:
    1. Four (4) or more PSL sessions during their time at VIU
    2. or A PSL Information Session to learn more about the position (more information below)
    3. or Meeting with the PSL Coordinator
  2. Complete the following:
    1. Complete the online Application Form
    2. Complete the student section of the Faculty Recommendation Form
      1. Forward to faculty member to finalize
      2. Once completed, ensure you follow the submission instructions on the form

If you have any questions or require information email

Information Sessions

Information Sessions give interested students a chance to learn more about the role of a PSL Leader.

Upcoming Info Sessions




Monday, May 105-5:30pm

Join via Zoom    Meeting ID: 626 8445 0012

Wednesday, May 1210-10:30amJoin via Zoom    Meeting ID: 647 3388 5387
Thursday, May 131-1:30pmJoin via Zoom    Meeting ID: 663 0356 3531
Tuesday, May 185-5:30pmJoin via Zoom    Meeting ID: 657 1761 4717
Wednesday, May 194-4:30pmJoin via Zoom    Meeting ID: 665 1532 7926