Come study smarter, not harder!
Supplemental Instruction holds weekly study sessions for historically difficult courses. These fun and interactive sessions are run by SI Leaders who have received an A in the course. They also attend every class lecture with you.
Some study sessions are being held in person, and others are being conducted in an online format on TutorOcean. You can find Leaders' session times below in the “Session Schedules” tab.
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How do I use Supplemental Instruction?
Supplemental Instruction is a series of regularly scheduled review/study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses led by students (SI Leaders) who have already taken the course, earned an A- or better, and have a GPA above 3.0.
Attend a Supplemental Instruction session to:
- Develop effective study strategies and habits that lead to higher grades
- Learn how to manage academic stress and anxiety
- Establish a fun and beneficial relationships with peers
- Engage in an interactive learning environment
- Maintain motivation to complete courses successful and graduate
What happens in Supplemental Instruction sessions?
- Ask questions
- Discuss material covered in lectures
- Solve practice problems
- Compare notes
- Organize study material and maximize your study time
- Learn study techniques
- Learn how to talk to you professor during office hours
- Identify campus resources
What does a Supplemental Instruction Leader do?
- Provide assistance to students enrolled in an academically challenging courses
- Plan and facilitate out-of-class study sessions three times a week throughout the semester
- Attend all course lectures
- Attend all SI leader trainings and meetings, and complete tasks throughout the semester to enhance the SI Leader experience and SI program for students
- Assist in the collection and reporting of evaluative data regarding the selected course
SI Leaders are trained in proactive learning and study strategies as well as facilitation skills. SI Leaders are facilitators who assists students to integrate course content and learning strategies.
To become an SI Leader, you should have the following qualifications:
- Enrolled in at least half-time credit hours at Georgia State University
- Have already completed the SI course with an A- or better in a previous semester
- Atlanta Campus Only: Attend an Information Session (Fall 2021 dates will be posted on the application and the SI bulletin board)
- Enrolled full-time and/or in the required number of credits required by your program
- Be a student in the Philosophy, Political Science or Economics Departments, and be invited to apply for the position by your department the Office of Supplemental Instruction
Graduate and Undergraduate Students:
- Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Have a working knowledge of campus resources for academic success
- Provide a recommendation from a professor; instructor in the discipline is preferred
How do I become a Supplemental Instruction Leader?
Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
What should I expect from an SI Leader in my class?
SI Leaders should:
- Maintain consistent attendance in all your lectures, with proper attention given to the material discussed
- Facilitate three sessions per week outside of class time
- Conduct ongoing communication about lecture/session material and recommendations for topics to emphasize in sessions
What shouldn't I expect from an SI Leader in my class?
SI Leaders should not:
- Grade test or quizzes
- Report students’ SI Session attendance to you
- Act in the same role as a TA
What is my role as an Instructor participating in SI?
- Encourage all students to attend SI sessions regardless of performance
- Include the SI Leader’s name and session days/times/location in your syllabus
- Meet weekly with your SI Leader for a brief conversation about what to review during their sessions
- Recommend excellent candidates for future SI Leaders during the SI Office recruiting process
Can I attend an SI session held for my class?
- So that we preserve the casual atmosphere of the sessions and keep the anonymity of SI participants, please do not attend SI sessions
Perimeter College - Alpharetta, Clarkston, Dunwoody, Newton
Perimeter College - Decatur
Debra Harris Phillips
How do I attend online SI Sessions?
When are online SI sessions?
Do I need to download anything to attend online SI sessions?
I am having trouble with audio. What do I do?
Can my SI Leader hold sessions at a different time?
Additional Online Resources
Unable to find an SI session? Need additional help with difficult subjects?
Visit the Academic Success website to learn more about other GSU programs
Meet Our Student Staff
Not pictured: Lyra Giles (ANTH 2020)
No African-American Studies Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
Not Pictured: Aria Jordan (BIOL 2107), Rachel Goodchild (BIOL 2108), Xiaoyan Huang (BIOL 2120K), and Sara Patyi (BIOL 3800)
Not Pictured: Emma Exum (BIOL 1104), Emma Wihite (BIOL 2110), Estelle Roark (BIO 2110), Monique Thompson (BIOL 2110), Alexa Hall (BIOL 2120), and Reign Bergbower (BIOL 2300)
Not Pictured: Khairat Adebayo (CHEM 1151K) and Macai Seymore (CHEM 2400)
Not Pictured: Summia Sifa (CHEM 1151L), Travis Herndon (CHEM 1151L), Amayah Jones (CHEM 1152), Will Kupronis (CHEM 1211), Ebru Coskun (CHEM 121), and Michael Issa (CHEM 1212)
No Computer Science Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
Not pictured: Caleb Peacock (CIS 1301) and Russell Townsend (CIS 1302)
Not Pictured: Rachel Altman (ECON 2100), James Mettle (ECON 2100), Raphael Nimako (ECON 2105), and Ebenezer Obeng (ECON 2106)
No Economics Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
No English Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
Not Pictured: Hephazibah Tejuosho (ENGL 1101), Dorothy Akporokah (ENGL 1102), and Titus Telford (ENGL 1102)
No English Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
Not pictured: Min Khant Zaw (ENGR 1211)
No History Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
Not Pictured: Sadia Hoq (MATH 1401), Riza Kharbe (MATH 2211), and Jinho Kim (MATH 2211)
Not Pictured: Nzinga Coleman (MATH 1111), Chris Mitchell (MATH 1401), Samira Jashim (MATH 1401), Chloe Liu (MATH 1401), Wilhemina Aboagye (MATH 1401), Chanwoo Park (MATH 2211), Awa Sidibe (MATH 2211), and Kimberly Carrington (MATH 2220)
No Neuroscience Leaders are available for Spring 2023
Not Pictured: Sophia Maksymyuk (NEURO 2000)
Not Pictured: Bailey Villareal (PHIL 1010), Ben Schultz (PHIL 1010), Christian Sandoval (PHIL 1010), Jack Romp (PHIL 1010), Jiacheng Lu (PHIL 1010), Desiree Jiminez (PHIL 1010), Armand Babakhanian (PHIL 1010), and Victoria Isett (PHIL 1010)
No Philosophy Leaders are available for Spring 2023.
Not Pictured: Ekta Jichkar (PHYS 1111K)
Not Pictured: Olivia Berry (POLS 1101), Ayomidotun Olugbenle (POLS 1101), and Mohammed Aminu Alui (POLS 2401)