Online Supplemental Instruction

student work group

Meet LIVE with SI Leader and classmates using Zoom remote conferencing.

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) consists of regularly scheduled, group study sessions facilitated by SI Leaders who have completed the course (or a similar course). SI Leader facilitate online sessions for BIO 141 and NAS 2. Research suggest that Supplemental Instruction is an effective means for improving student success in these courses.

What can I expect from SI?

SI sessions are not graded! You will encounter a safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, and improve your understanding of course content. Although SI Leaders might not directly answer a question you ask, they will help you to find the answer yourself, which in the long run will be more beneficial to your learning.

SI Leaders encourage team work and shared problem solving. By helping your classmates make sense of course material, you are more likely to learn it as well. Studies suggest productive group study is more effective than studying on your own. SI helps you maximize study time while having fun and getting to know your peers, too.

What do students say about SI?

  • SI sessions provided an opportunity to learn the material in different ways which helped me understand it better.
  • The SI Leader helped break down the material in manageable chunks.
  • It was great having an SI Leader…to guide us through the material and prepare us for exams in different ways than the professor did.
  • The peer-based learning environment allowed for more open dialogue [than class], and I felt [more] comfortable asking questions…that I may not have asked in class.

What courses are supported by SI, and when are SI sessions scheduled?

SI Leaders support BIO 141 and NAS 2. See the following schedule for SI dates and times.

I want to lead SI sessions, how do I apply for employment?

SI Leaders facilitate regularly scheduled, peer-assisted study sessions for difficult courses in anatomy & physiology, economics, mathematics, and natural sciences. Click academic support jobs form more details and to submit an application.

Spring 2020 Online SI Schedule

BIO 141 (all sections)
SI Leader: Sabrina Torgesen
Day: Monday
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/536423150
NAS 2 (all 16-week sections)
SI Leader: Sam Huff
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/426152021
BIO 141 (all sections)
SI Leader: Sabrina Torgesen
Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/536423150
NAS 2 (all 16-week sections)
SI Leader: Sam Huff
Day: Friday
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/426152021

 

NAS 2 (all 16-week sections)
SI Leader: Sam Huff
Day: Saturday
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/829417696