A student who has successfully completed one of the designated courses is recruited to be a peer Student Leader. These leaders attend the same class as the students they’re tutoring and hold study sessions outside of that class. Attendance is voluntary, but statistics consistently show that students who attend SI sessions do better than those who do not.
If your course offers Supplemental Instruction, it will be announced the first day of class and noted in Canvas. Student leaders may also introduce themselves.
The group reviews lecture notes, discusses questions, applies concepts, and gets tips and new study skills to help participants become more independent as learners, more confident and more successful in the course. Group activities, games, hands-on projects, test-taking exercises and memory techniques all can be part of a session. Complaining about the instructor, grousing about a test or just listening to the same material lectured again are not part of a session.
Spring 2023 schedule:
BIO-101 with Eden
Monday, 10-11 a.m., LBRY 114
Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., LBRY 114
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-noon, LBRY 114
BIO-101 with Hannah
Monday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., LBRY 114
Tuesday, 12:45-1:45 p.m., LBRY 114
Thursday, 12:45-1:45 p.m., LBRY 114
BIO-101 with Vanessa
Monday, 7-8 p.m., Zoom
Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., LBRY 114
Saturday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., HLSB 320
BIO-135 with Zach
Monday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., LBRY 114
Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., LBRY 114
Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., LBRY 114
BIO-233 with Luisa
Monday, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
CHE-111 with James
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., LBRY 114
Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., LBRY 114
Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Zoom
CHE-112 with Stephanie
Monday, 11 a.m.-noon, CRSC 155
Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., CRSC 155
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-noon, CRSC 155
CTP-115 with Melodie
Monday, noon-1 p.m., CALT 213
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., CALT 213
Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., CALT 213
CTP-115 with Mary
Monday, 1-2:30 p.m., Zoom
Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., Zoom
In many of the targeted courses, there are more lecture sections than there are SI sessions. You are still welcome to attend and will study the same course material.
As a supplemental instruction student leader you will be paid to attend lectures, prepare session plans, direct sessions three times a week, meet with the targeted course faculty member, attend trainings and meetings to improve your skill and manage records.
Being an effective SI student leader requires maturity, self-initiative, strong subject knowledge and an ability to communicate clearly. To become a student leader, you must:
Attend the target course three times a week, take notes and model appropriate academic attitude and behavior in class.