Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offered to any currently enrolled CSN student who is taking a course where Supplemental Instruction is offered. SI sessions are completely voluntary, FREE and unlimited. Come prepared to work with your peers to better understand the course content by playing games, building and using models, asking questions and having fun!
About Supplemental Instruction
Fun, informal study sessions
Supplemental Instruction is not about lecturing or re-teaching. During these sessions, students master content by playing games and participating in activities with their peers. These activities are designed to simplify content and approach class material in different ways.
A FREE way to get better grades
Students who participate in at least 3 Supplemental Instruction sessions between each exam score, on average, more than a FULL letter grade higher than students who don't come. Students who participate in Supplemental Instruction are also less likely to withdraw from their course!
A more effective use of study time
Supplemental Instruction leaders are students who have already taken this class and passed with a high grade. That means they know exactly what it takes to be successful in this class! Participating in a Supplemental Instruction session is studying, because your leader will show you new ways to learn and remember the content, and also teach you tricks like how to take better notes or study for exams.
A place to make mistakes
Supplemental Instruction sessions are voluntary and anonymous. Your instructor won't know who comes to Supplemental Instruction. This makes them the perfect place to test your understanding and make mistakes without it impacting your grade! Supplemental Instruction is a place to learn and practice hands-on with your peers, not to be embarrassed if you get something wrong.
All about you
Come when you like and stay as long as you can - even if you can't make it on time or stay for the entire session! Bring your questions (and even your lunch) to your Supplemental Instruction sessions to take advantage of the hands-on learning here.
Is Supplemental Instruction just like tutoring?
No. Supplemental Instruction is different than tutoring. In a Supplemental Instruction session, you and your peers do the work! It is an opportunity to get hands-on with the material and learn it your way. In some of our previous sessions, students have made paper models, played games on the white board, build structures out of legos and play-dough, and drove race cars through the various parts of a cell. These are just some examples of what we do here.
Also, your Supplemental Instruction leader won't answer your questions like a tutor will. Instead, your leader will guide you and the others in the session so that you can answer your own questions and learn what to do when you get stumped. The activities you participate in during your sessions will cover the most difficult material of the class so that you're prepared on test day.
Of course, the best part is that you can access all learning support services! You can come to the Supplemental Instruction sessions to get practice working with the concepts from class and meet with a tutor at one of the Centers for Academic Success locations—visit www.csn.edu/centers-academic-success for more information.
Meet Your Supplemental Instruction Leader
|Aimee Morgan-Linares||BIOL 223||Online Campus|
|Amanda Leverett||BIOL 189/CHEM 198||Online Campus|
|Ameila Norman||BIOL 189||Online Campus|
|Amy Austin||BIOL 189||Online Campus|
|Ariana Jackson-Curry||BIOL 189||Online Campus|
|Chrystal Nelson||CHEM 122/CHEM 241||Online Campus|
|Dariush Yalzadeh||CHEM 103||Online Campus|
|Gizachew Tesfaye||BIOL 189||Online Campus|
|BIOL 189/BIOL 223||Online Campus|
|BIOL 223||Online Campus|
|Jordan Bem||BIOL 223||Online Campus|
|BIOL 189||Online Campus|
|Naidelin Maldonado||CHEM 108/CHEM 121||Online Campus|
|Nayeli Chavez Ramirez||BIOL 223/BIOL 224||Online Campus|
|BIOL 189||Online Campus|
|Raquel Khonsavan||BIOL 223/BIOL 251||Online Campus|
|CHEM 121||Online Campus|