Supplemental Instruction


Winter 2018 Schedule

Please note that there will be no SI sessions scheduled between February 19th-23rd.

What courses have Supplemental Instruction?

CHEM 1300, CHEM 1310, CHEM 2220, STAT 1000, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, 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

Leader

Time

Room

Simran

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

500 A Machray Hall

Simran

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

500 A Machray Hall

Simran

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

111 Armes

CHEMISTRY 1310

Section

Leader

Time

Room

A01

Oreofe

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

125 Saint John’s College

A01

Oreofe

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

125 Saint John’s College

A02

Cynthia

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

419 Machray Hall

A02

Cynthia

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

419 Machray Hall

A03

Michael

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

111 Armes

A03

Michael

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

111 Armes

A04

Synjyn

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

111 Armes

A04

Synjyn

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

111 Armes

CHEMISTRY 2220

Leader

Time

Room

Kimberly

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

406 Tier

Kimberly

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

406 Tier

Kaleigh

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

111 Armes

Kaleigh

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

111 Armes

STATISTICS 1000

Leader

Time

Room

Gloria

Thursday (5:30-7:00 p.m.)

214 Tier

ECONOMICS 1010/1020

Leader

Time

Room

Gift

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

313 Tier

Gift

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

313 Tier

Gift

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

204 Saint John’s

Gift

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

313 Tier

Please note that Gift will be available for drop in tutoring in Economics 1010 and 1020. He will be able to respond to a limited number of student questions during the appointed times

ENGINEERING 1460

Section

Leader

Time

Room

A02

Aimee

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

E2-150 Engineering

Why should students attend?

If students attend SI regularly, they can gain a better understanding of course content, get a better grade, learn some useful study strategies for future courses, and possibly meet some new people.

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
Learning Specialist
Academic Learning Centre
201 Tier
204-474-6810
supplemental_instruction@umanitoba.ca