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Courses that have supported SI in the past:
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:
SI is a free, voluntary opportunity for all students enrolled in a course that supports SI. Students who participate in SI can expect to:
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.
"This is my third semester using the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program and I am very happy with it. The Peer Educators have done a fantastic job organizing and running review sessions throughout the semester. 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, PHIL1210 Symbolic Logic
"SI has indeed helped students in a significant manner. The Peer Educators are motivated to create SI sessions that meet the needs of students rather than a rigid format. Peer Educators offer frequent and flexible SI sessions to foster continuity of material in an efficient, timely manner. Students benefit from SI because they tend to get a peer's perspective of preparing for the exams. Also, they tend to agree with and listen more seriously to the Peer Educator than a lecture. I hope we can continue getting SI Peer Educators to help out with courses, especially ones that are large classes with more than 100 students."
-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. Peer educators have provided my students with supplementary support, including their experiences and study tips when they took the class, that my students would not have received otherwise."
- Professor Michelle Sanchez, ENGP2010 Electric Circuits, ENGP1410 Statics
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