Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review or study sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult classes. The Academic Success Center partners with the course instructors to provide these sessions which are voluntary, free, and facilitated by a trained peer SI Leader. SI is provided to students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. SI is not a substitute for class, doing assigned homework or meeting with the course instructor.
Each week SI Leader(s) are awarded Leaders of the Week for exceptional work and following the SI model. You can see our past SI Leaders of the Week for this year here or on the link to the left.
The SI Program recognizes Anastasia Morrison for being selected as SI leader of the week! Anastasia continues to represent the program in a positive manner through her passion for students and dedication to the program. This week, Anastasia was observed and did a fabulous job helping her students prepare for their upcoming exam. She showed up to her session fifteen minutes beforehand so that she could write practice problems on the board for her closing activity. As all leaders know, quality preparation for a SI session typically leads to a quality session! Anastasia then allowed her students to collaborate effectively and engage in learning independent of the SI leader by using jigsaw. Anastasia continues to be a dedicated, helpful SI leader, and it truly is an honor to have her as a part of the program!
On behalf of the entire Supplemental Instruction program, we would like to recognize Amber Arvia and Sarah Dickenson for being SI leaders of the week! These MTHSC 2070 leaders were observed earlier this week and did a fabulous job of implementing collaborative activities to help their students prepare for their upcoming test. Amber and Sarah really conducted a model partner session - working together to provide students the best SI experience possible. Everyone continue to work hard and look out for the leaders of the week for the remainder of the semester!
SI leaders, students who have previously taken the course at Clemson and earned an “A”, attend all class meetings and guide students through the class material. They are trained to integrate course content (what to learn) with study strategies (how to learn) in the SI sessions. They will help students organize class material, compare notes, discuss difficult concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and be prepared for taking tests and exams. What SI Leaders won't do is lecture, re-teach or tutor the material.
Direct any questions regarding Supplemental Instruction to:
Laurel Whisler, SI Coordinator
Academic Success Center