Supplemental Instruction

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MAX Center
Kagin Commons, First Floor
M-F. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
S-TH, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
651-696-6193 (Day & Evening)
651-696-6121 (Day)


The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program consists of peer-assisted study/review sessions. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings and lectures, work through problems, and predict test questions. Sessions are facilitated by SI Leaders, students who have previously done well in the course and who re-attend all class lectures, take notes, and teach “how to learn” with “what to learn” strategies for the course. Attendance is voluntary. SI sessions are offered for selected courses in Chemistry, Biology, and Economics.

Frequently Asked Questions About SI (.docx)

SI Session Schedule




CHEM 111

Fischer (8:30)

Gretchen G., Sun. 4-6 pm, OLRI 301

CHEM 111

Kuwata (9:40)

Nicki M., Sun. 2-4 pm, OLRI 101

CHEM 111 (FYC)

Green (9:40)

Madeline S., Sun. 2-4 pm, OLRI 370

CHEM 111

Bigelow (10:50)

David S., Sun. 2-4 pm, OLRI 270

CHEM 111

Witus (noon)

Tristan T., Sun. 6-8 pm, OLRI 301

CHEM 115

Varberg (noon)

Brad P., Thur. 8-10 pm, OLRI 370

CHEM 211

Brisbois (8:30)

Anneliese G., Sun. 4-6 pm, OLRI 205

CHEM 211

Cao (1:20)

Marla D., Sun. 1-3 pm, OLRI 301

BIOL 265

Daughters (10:50)

Allen Z., Sun. 6-8 pm, OLRI 300

BIOL 265

Daughters (noon)

Sarah K., Sun. 7:30-9:30 pm, OLRI 243

ECON 361

West (1:20)

Benny G., Tues. 8-10 pm, CARN 06A


SI Leaders' Office Hours and Locations



Gretchen G.

Thursday 7:30-9:30 pm, Chem Lab OLRI 341

Nicki M.

Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 am – 1 pm, MAX Center

Madeline S.

Tuesday 7-9 pm, MAX Center

David S.

Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm, 3rd floor OLRI

Tristan T.

Wednesday/Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm, Sunday 8:00-8:30 pm, MAX Center

Brad P.

Tuesday 8:00-10:00 pm, 3rd floor OLRI

Anneliese G.

Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm, 3rd floor OLRI

Marla D.

Monday 7:00-10:00 pm, 3rd floor OLRI

Allen Z.

Sunday 7:00-10:00 pm, MAX Center

Sarah K.

Thursday 5:00-7:00 pm, OLRI 272 (Bio Student Lounge)

Benny G.

Friday 10:00 a.m. – noon, Library Study Room 302


SI Leader Job Description:

SI Leaders are student alumni of a given course who liked the course, did well in it, and came to really understand the material. They have a knack for communicating, and really enjoy helping their fellow students. Their role is to help a new group of students understand the material in that course, by offering a combination of "what-to-learn" and "how-to-learn" sessions, preparing review sheets and practice problems, and more generally staying on top of what's going on in class and helping students understand what they are having the most trouble with. SI Leaders are expected to attend each class session and take good notes. An effective SI Leader gets to know the students in the class, making themselves available for questions. However, he or she doesn’t just hand out all the answers, but rather (where appropriate) learns how to ask questions that help students figure out the answers to their questions for themselves. To help SI Leaders get to that point, we train them in effective pedagogy.

Questions? Contact , Science Counselor at the MAX Center, and SI Program Supervisor.