Become a SAGE Facilitator

The Academic Resource Center at Duke University is identifying successful and talented STEM students to serve as facilitators for a unique study group program called SAGE.

SAGE is recognized by academic deans and STEM faculty at Duke as a premier program for highly motivated students with a strong interest in STEM learning at Duke. SAGE is successful in part because of the quality of our facilitators who bring knowledge, insight, empathy, and strong inter-personal skills to their work with their peers.

Successful facilitator applicants will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead small group learning in specific STEM courses
  • Learn educational theory and pedagogical techniques
  • Implement a team-based learning model similar to those used in medical training programs
  • Hone their observation and inter-personal skills (very marketable skills)

Former SAGE Facilitators have gone on to medical school, Teach for America, and STEM teaching positions at private high schools.

The Nuts and Bolts

  • Meet with 1-2 groups of 4-6 students on a weekly basis for 1 hour
  • Participate in a 1 hour weekly facilitator meeting with your facilitator cohort
  • Earn $14 per hour for weekly learning community meetings
  • Maximum total time commitment 4 hours per week
  • Serve as an integral member of the support team for each SAGE student
  • Become a leader in this prestigious STEM learning community

Interested in becoming a SAGE Peer Facilitator? Contact Andrea Marritt ( for SAGE - Chem, SAGE - Bio, SAGE- Biochem and SAGE- ECON or Suzanne Crifo ( for SAGE - Math.

SAGE is in need of SAGE tutors for specific sessions in both Physics 151 and Math 112.  Please contact Suzanne Crifo ( if you are interested!