Want to sharpen your study skills and improve your understanding of difficult course material? Supplemental Instruction is here to help!
Students who consistently participate in Supplemental Instruction receive, on average, a half or a whole letter grade higher than students enrolled in the same course that do not attend Supplemental Instruction. Students who participate in Supplemental Instruction also acquire effective learning and test-taking strategies.
Develop your study skills, Improve your understanding of course material, Meet other people in your class
Supplemental Instruction is a free academic assistance program that uses peer-led study groups to help students in traditionally difficult courses – those with low completion rates (D’s, F’s, and W’s).
Supplemental Instruction Leaders are current Georgia State students who excelled in the course to which they are assigned. They attend the lecture along with the students and prepare activity-based sessions that correspond with the material covered in class. Supplemental Instruction sessions are informal, peer-led study sessions that provide students with an opportunity to not only engage with each other while re-enforcing course material, but also acquire valuable study strategies.
How does it work?
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 a 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 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?
- Ask questions
- Discuss material covered in lecture
- 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
How do I become a Supplemental Instruction Leader?
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
- 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 a 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
Meet the Supplemental Instruction Team
Back row from left to right: Matthew Clopton (CHEM 2400), Nurul Torbett (BIOL 2107K), Julia Spychalski (BIOL 2108K), David Pretlow (MATH 2212), Caleb Truscott (BIOL 2108K), & Rehmat Babar (BIOL 2108K)
Front row from left to right: Charmia Miles (BUSA 2106), Rachel Burke (PHIL 2010), Fatima Shaikh (MATH 2211), Bri Young (BIOL 2300)
Not Pictured: Janhavi Dubashi (BIOL 3800)
Back row from left to right: Julian “Brett” Brock (BIOL 2110K), David Cohen (BIOL 2300), Giovani Velez (BIOL 2108K), Richard Lee (BIOL 2108K), Cindy Navas (BIOL 1103K), & Alice Dobosy (BIOL 2110K)
Middle row from left to right: Katherine Torrence (BIOL 3800), Jaliciya White (BIOL 2110K), Meira Robbins (BIOL 2107K), OluwaTimileyin Aderinokun (BIOL 2300), Anuoluwapo Titilayo-Samuel (BIOL 2120K), & Sydney Hannigan (BIOL 1103K)
Front row from left to right: Halima Aweis (BIOL 2107K), Yudi Liu (BIOL 3800), & Grace Jackson (BIOL 2107K)
Not Pictured: Kayla Patterson (BIOL 1104K), Daisha Smith (BIOL 2110K), Demetria Walker (BIOL 2120K)
Back row from left to right: Elliott Brumlow (CHEM 2410), Rose Mary Thomas (CHEM 1152K), Summer King (1151K), Deshon Fisher (CHEM 1212K), Kenji Cabahug (CHEM 1211K), & Sean Ray (CHEM 1211K)
Front row from left to right: Ikram Awad (CHEM 1211K), Victoria Rodriguez (CHEM 1211K), Vivien Kubricka (CHEM 2400), Jordan Foster (CHEM 1212K), Patricia Arriaga (CHEM 1151K), & Shivaani Uma (CHEM 1212K)
From left to right: Shehzad Rafiq (ECON 2105), Daniel Stepler (ECON 2106), Carlos Garcia (ECON 2105), Guyesha Blackshear (ECON 2106), Preeti Chachlani (ECON 2105), & Tamilore Toyin-Adelaja (ECON 2105)
Not Pictured: Bill Dennis (ECON 2106), Soon Park (ECON 2105), & Bolivar Cardenas (ECON 2106)
Back row from left to right: Quinn Olansky (HIST 2110), Alexis Hampton (HIST 2110), Brooklyn Valera (HIST 2110), Kimberly Munoz (HIST 2110), & Peyton Scott (HIST 2110)
Front row from left to right: Paige Tran (HIST 2110), Melissa da Vila (HIST 2110), Mariana Holguin Lopez (HIST 1112), & Gloria Kim (HIST 2110)
Back row from left to right: Iman Niazi (MATH 2211), Bianca Eze (MATH 2201), Samuel Toh (MATH 2211), Steven Kent (MATH 2212), Aaron Lewis (MATH 2212), & Quang Bui (MATH 2211)
Front row from left to right: Swara Vyas (MATH 2212), Mahsa Roosta (MATH 2201), & Fatima Shaikh (MATH 2211)
Back row from left to right: Matthew Turyn (PHIL 1010), Steven Guillemette (PHIL 1010 ), Joseph Payne (PHIL 1010), & Robert Stanton (PHIL 1010)
Front row from left to right: Luke Larson (PHIL 1010), Ruby Tamariz (PHIL 1010), David Swigart (PHIL 1010), Warda Abdi (PHIL 2010), & Megan Fraser (PHIL 1010)
Left to right: Thais De Almeida (POLS 1101), Richard Ortiz (POLS 2401), Molly Gray (POLS 1101), Victoria Justice (POLS 1101), William Turner (POLS 1101), & Mary Oguoma-Richards (POLS 1101)