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 6-8 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
  • A select number of students will serve as Lead Peer Facilitators for SAGE

Students interested in becoming a SAGE Lead Peer Facilitator or running learning communities as a Peer Facilitator for any of our SAGE disciplines please fill out the interest form

Interested in becoming a SAGE Peer Facilitator but have some questions? Contact SAGE Staff.