Supplemental Instruction

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Winter 2019 Schedule

Please note that SI sessions for the winter term will begin on January 14th, 2019

What courses have Supplemental Instruction?

CHEM 1300, CHEM 1310, CHEM 2210, CHEM 2220, STAT 1000, COMP 1012, ENG 1460

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction sessions are free weekly review sessions that are available to students in historically difficult classes. These voluntary sessions offer students an opportunity to:

  • interact on an informal basis
  • ask questions about the course
  • compare notes
  • discuss course content
  • solve practice problems
  • and develop study strategies

Supplemental Instruction sessions are facilitated by a peer mentor who has previously taken the course. Attendance at any of these sessions is voluntary, and there will be different content to discuss each week. Students should bring class notes and textbooks, and they should be prepared to discuss course content and work in groups.

When are the study group sessions?

CHEMISTRY 1300

 

Section

Leader

Time

Room

A01

Patricia

Tuesday (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

330 Allen

A01

Patricia

Friday (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

527 Buller

A02

Simran

Wednesday (11:30-12:30 p.m.)

306 Buller

A02

Simran

Friday (11:30-12:30 p.m.)

306 Buller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY 1310

 

Section

Leader

Time

Room

A01

Jayden

Tuesday (10:00-11:00 a.m.)

124 Machray Hall

A01

Jayden

Thursday (10:00-11:00 a.m.)

124 Machray Hall

A02

Cynthia

Tuesday (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

312 Tier

A02

Cynthia

Thursday (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

312 Tier

A03

Oreofe

Tuesday (1:00-2:00 p.m.)

115 Armes

A03

Oreofe

Thursday (4:00-5:00 p.m.)

111 Armes

A04

Tyler

Wednesday (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

115 Armes

A04

Tyler

Friday (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

115 Armes

 

CHEMISTRY 2220

 

Leader

Time

Room

Catherine

Monday (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

215 Tier

Catherine

Wednesday (2:30-3:30 p.m.)

115 Armes

Anh

Monday (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

527 Buller

Anh

Friday (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

527 Buller

STATISTICS 1000

Leader

Time

Room

Vienna

Monday (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

215 Tier

Vienna

Thursday (5:00-6:00 p.m.)

406 Tier

COMPUTER SCIENCE 1012

 

Leader

Time

Room

Emmanuel

Wednesday (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

215 Tier

Emmanuel

Friday (1:30-2:30  p.m.)

215 Tier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGINEERING 1460

 

Leader

Time

Room

Emma

Tuesday (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

E2-125 Engineering

 

What do students have to say about Supplemental Instruction?

"The SI sessions I attended were very beneficial to my understanding of the course material. They helped me a lot to fully understand key components of the course. They were a great place to review material, have questions answered, and actively engage in learning. I feel like without the SI sessions my course mark would have been a lot lower."

"The SI leaders were super helpful and creative in helping us learn and understand the material."

"SI helped me to thoroughly learn the content covered in class. If I was confused during lecture, I could reassure myself that I would be able to understand it when we discussed it in the session. SI also helped me learn how to study effectively through different techniques and approaches."

"SI has made learning the material interesting because you are with your peers."

"SI directly influenced my grade in the class by providing me an opportunity to review the previous week's material under supervision. The prep seminars were also extremely valuable in reminding me of which areas I had difficulty with. Overall, SI was a benefit for this difficult course."

"If it wasn't for SI, I am not sure if I would have been able to pull off an A+. I attend every session and always leave feeling more confident with the material then when I walked in."

What is a Supplemental Instruction leader?

SI leaders are experienced students who can help students by sharing their own study strategies and techniques. They are familiar with the course materials because they have usually already taken the course. They will attend class a second time and offer weekly review sessions to help students learn. SI leaders are not TAs, and they won't lecture or re-teach course materials; their job is to help students think about their learning and to provide them with opportunities to review with other students in an organized setting.

How do I become a Supplemental Instruction leader?

We are always looking for candidates to work as S.I. leaders. If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and a resume by e-mail to Tim Podolsky (supplemental_instruction@umanitoba.ca) or in person at our office in 205 Tier. A detailed job description is available here.

For more information on Supplemental Instruction, please contact:

Tim Podolsky
Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
Academic Learning Centre
201 Tier
204-474-6810
supplemental_instruction@umanitoba.ca