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May 10 - Sept 6 CLOSED for Summer Break

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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

"Tell me and I will forget.

Show me and I may remember.

Involve me and I will understand."


Watch a Video about SI

Fall 2014 SI Schedule Coming Soon!

Courses that have supported SI in the past:

  • ACCN: Managerial Accounting
  • ASTC1010: Beginning Chinese I
  • BMEN2730: Biomedical Electronics
  • CELL1010: Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • CELL6490: Anatomy
  • CENG2320: Transport Phenomena I
  • CENG2500: Intro to Biotechnology
  • CENG3120: Materials Science and Engr
  • CHEM1070: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM1080: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM2410: Organic Chemistry
  • ECON1010: Intro to Microeconomics
  • ECON1020: Intro to Macroeconomics
  • ENGP1410: Statics
  • ENGP2010: Electric Circuits
  • ENGP2020: Computing Concepts and App
  • ENGP3120: Materials Science and Engr
  • FREN1020: Elementary French II
  • INFO3010: Business Modeling
  • MATH1150: Long Calculus I
  • MATH1160: Long Calculus II
  • MATH1210: Calculus I
  • MATH1220: Calculus II
  • MATH1310: Consolidated Calculus
  • NSCI3300: Brain and Behavior
  • PHIL1210: Elementary Symbolic Logic
  • PHYS1220: Introductory Physics II
  • PHYS1320: General Physics II (Calculus-Based)
  • PHYS1310: General Physics I (Calculus-Based)
  • POLC2300: Comparative Politics
  • PSYC1000: Intro Psychology
  • PSYC3090: Univariate Statistics
  • PYSC3210: Child Psychology
  • PYSC3300: Brain and Behavior
  • SCEN3040: Anatomy and Physiology II
  • SPAN1120: Intro to Intensive Spanish

 

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic support program and has been proven to increase student success for those who engage in the learning process. Based on traditionally difficult courses at Tulane, SI is a non-remedial approach that offers regular weekly review sessions outside of class in which students:

  • Work collaboratively by discussing readings
  • Practice problems
  • Compare notes
  • Work together to prepare for tests
  • Share ideas for improving learning

To learn more about what students can expect from attending a Supplemental Instruction session, CLICK HERE

 

Why SI?

SI is a free, voluntary opportunity for all students enrolled in a course that supports SI. Students who participate in SI can expect to:

  • Engage in group learning plus receive 1-on-1 feedback from a trained Peer Educator
  • Practice study strategies and time management skills
  • Review class material and prepare for quizzes and exams in a collaborative learning environment

 

Who facilitates SI?

Regularly scheduled SI sessions are facilitated by trained Peer Educators - undergraduate students who have previously taken the course and demonstrated academic success in that particular subject area. The Peer Educator connects with the students who are taking that class for the first time. They sit in on class lectures, take notes, and act as a support system to those currently taking the course. Additionally, the Peer Educator creates and facilitates follow-up study sessions throughout the week based on the course syllabus, faculty recommendations, the students’ needs, and what’s been going on in the class.

 

Faculty Feedback

"I have only heard positive reviews from the students who have found the review sessions very helpful, especially for exam preparation. I think that this program can be beneficial for many courses here at Tulane." - Professor Kevin Morris, Department of Philosophy

"Students benefit from SI because they tend to get a peer's perspective of preparing for the exams." - Professor Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan, CELL1010 Intro to Cell & Molecular Bio

"The SI program provides my students with one-on-one time with a peer, which makes them feel more comfortable about asking questions about lecture content, homework, and exams." - Professor Michelle Sanchez, School of Science and Engineering

"SI provided my students a great role model for learning Chinese, giving them a very realistic goal and easing any anxiety they have about learning and speaking a foreign language." - Professor Nina DeMare, Asian Studies

Tulane Academic Success Center-1st Floor, Science & Engineering Lab Complex, Bldg #14 - 504-865-5103 success@tulane.edu