Last updated: November 4, 2014

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What is Supplemental Instruction?

Image of a supplemental instructor leading a group study. Supplemental Instruction (sometimes referred to as study groups) can be simply described as facilitator-led group study that is offered in conjunction with challenging courses each semester.  A trained peer who is very knowledgeable about the subject area attends the class and then leads a group session to focus on the difficult concepts and problems in the course.  Supplemental Instruction is FREE and purely voluntary; you can attend as often as you like, provided there is space (this is a first-come, first-served program).  The sessions are collaborative (so you will be working with classmates to better understand the material), they will show you effective strategies for studying the course material (which you will have a chance to practice together), and they will give you a chance to ask questions or pose your own concerns.
Note: Supplemental Instruction is offered at colleges nationwide.  Research has shown that students who participate in several S.I. sessions generally obtain better grades in their courses.

Courses Offered with Supplemental Instruction

Currently for the Fall 2014 semester, Supplemental Instruction is offered in the following courses: Check your Teaching Center Supplemental Instruction sakai course for announcements from your SI leader. Sessions begin week 2.


Course Location / Time
AST 1002

SI Leader:
Matthew D.

Mondays 9th period Rinker 210
Tuesdays 5th period Tur 2346
Tuesdays 8th period Rinker 215
Thursdays 9th period Teaching Center

BCH 4024
SI Leader:

Cassandra D.
Dillon B.
Halie G.
Josh H.
Justin V.
Karla S.
Lawangeen Z.
Maria K.
Mark D.
Nina P.
Peter D.
Reema P.
Michael C.

** assigned times and locations **
Check your Sakai course for details.

Biology 1
SI Leader:

Mary Beth H
Mondays 8th period AND 19
Wednesdays 9th period LIT 127
Thursdays 9th period TUR 2318

Biology 2
SI Leader:

Brianna T
Tuesdays 6th period LIT 201
Wednesdays 7th period MAT 4
Thursdays 9th period MAT 15

Organic Chemistry 1 (Lopez)
SI Leader:

Mike L
Mondays 10th period TUR 1315
Thursdays 9th period RNK 215
Fridays 4th period BEN 328

Organic Chemistry 2 (Portmess)
SI Leader:

Ali-Musa J
Mondays 5th period MAT 3
Tuesdays 5th period RNK 225
Thursdays 4th period MAT 105

SI Leader:
Troy B

Tuesdays 3rd period LIT 205
Wednesdays 4th period LIT 239
Fridays 4th period LEI 142

SI Leader:

Roz A.
Chynna B.
Adriana C.
Lidia G.
Jennifer L.
Genesis N.
Paul R.
Karla S.
Matthew V.
David V.
Emma W.

** assigned times and locations **
Check your Sakai course for details.


Weekly Reviews

Weekly reviews give students a chance to ask questions in a small group setting. The leaders prepare practice questions, often with input from the course instructors.

Course Location / Time
MAC 1147

Taylor W
Mondays 7th period MAT 102
Wednesdays 8th period MAT 102
Wednesdays 9th period TUR 2305

MAC 2233
Survey of Calculus 1

Alex B
Tuesdays 5th period MAT 102
Wednesdays 3rd period MAT 51
Thursdays 8th period LIT 201

MAC 2311
Calculus 1

Ethan L
Mondays 5th period CSE E220
Tuesdays 4th period CHE 237
Thursdays 5th period WM 202

MAC 2312
Calculus 2

Jarron P
Mondays 4th period MAT 112
Wednesdays 2nd period RNK 106
Fridays 4th period MAT 107

* The Teaching Center and Math Study Center are located on the south end of Broward Hall.  Please see this page for a map to our center.

Plan on attending early in the term as space will be limited!