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 and Economics.

Frequently Asked Questions About SI (.docx)

SI Session Schedule

CourseProfessorSI Leader
Chem 112 Splan (8:30) Gretchen G., Sun. 6:30-8:30 pm, OLRI 205
Chem 112 Dewberry (9:40) Ruth P., Tues. 8-10 pm, OLRI 301
Chem 112 Green (10:50) Sonia P., Sun. 3-5 pm, OLRI 205
Chem 112 Green (noon) Marla D., Sun. 7-9 pm, OLRI 301
Chem 212 Brisbois (8:30) Kaarin E., Sun. 2-4 pm, OLRI 301
Chem 212 Hoye (1:10) Brian C., Sun. 3-5 pm, OLRI 100
BIOL 265 Ortega (10:50) Spencer W., Wed. 8-10 pm, OLRI 101
ECON 361 West (10:50 and 1:10) Bryan M., Sun. 1-3 pm, CARN 305

The MAX Center location will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Mar. 13th until 7:00 p.m. Mar. 22nd for Spring Break

SI Leaders' Office Hours and Locations

SI leadertime and location
Gretchen G. Tuesday 7-9 pm, Chem Lab, OLRI 341
Ruth P. Thursday 7-9:50 pm, MAX Center
Sonia P. Tuesday 7-10 pm, Chem Lab, OLRI 341
Marla D. Wednesday 7-10 pm, MAX Center
Kaarin E. Wednesday 7-9 pm, Chem Lab, OLRI 341
Brian C. Thursday 7-9 pm, Chem Lab, OLRI 341
Spencer W. Monday 7-9 pm, OLRI 272 (Bio Student Lounge)
Bryan M. Tuesday 7-9 pm, Carnegie 208


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.


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