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Supplemental Instruction

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides peer-facilitated study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. These sessions are led by a qualified  ARC scholar who has previously taken and exceeded in a given course. The scholars also attends all lectures with students. The peer-facilitated study sessions are regularly scheduled informal review sessions where students can ask questions, compare notes, discuss readings, and work through example problems.  Sessions meet twice a week for 50 minutes.

The SI program is for all students enrolled in a course. Students who participate will learn how to learn while learning what to learn, work collaboratively with peer students in a facilitated environment, and receive support from a qualified SI leader.

Current SI Sessions

How Supplemental Instruction (SI) Works

You and your classmates compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and test yourselves before your professor does.

An SI leader – a student who previously excelled in the course and completed training in group facilitation techniques – guides you through course concepts.Your leader won't lecture or give you class notes. However, your leader will improve your learning by:

  • Sharing strategies for success in the course.
  • Showing methods to make good use of your study time.
  • Helping put concepts together so you see an overall perspective.

Is supplemental instruction another lecture?

No. SI is a discussion group which gives everyone a chance to participate. The SI leader does not lecture or re-teach the subject matter. Instead, everyone contributes their knowledge and helps each other.

The professor is not present at sessions.

Do I need to prepare for an SI session?

There are no extra assignments. It helps, however, to have attempted the homework or done the reading before you come to as SI session. Doing this lets you bring questions and get the specific help you need.

When are the sessions schedules?

The SI leader distributes a survey during the second week of class. SI sessions are scheduled at times that are best for the majority of students. Times for SI sessions will be established at the beginning of the semester.

On rare occasions, SI session times and locations change. To verify when an SI session is scheduled for a particular class during the current semester, call Hassan at 312.567.7980.

Why should I participate?

We urge all students in supported classes to attend SI sessions, whether you're struggling or not. Many students who attend SI are excellent students who want to work toward a higher grade or understand the material more thoroughly.

Does supplemental instruction really help?

Yes! The U.S. Department of Education found Supplemental Instruction to be highly effective. Studies at several institutions have shown that students who participate in SI earn higher final course grades than students who do not.

Can I join the SI session remotely?

Yes! All sessions in the WH-119 can be joined through Equil. The SI ARC Scholar will email you the link to join the session.

ARC SI Program Survey

The Acadmic Resource Center would like to hear from you about the SI program at Illinois Tech. Please complete this survey: ARC Email Survey.

Current Supplemental Instruction Scholar Sessions

SPRING 2019

Instructor

Scholar

Location

Session I

Session II

*CHEM 125/126 01 ZION RYAN L. RE-034 TUE 5-6 PM THUR 5-6 PM
CHEM 125/126 02 BANERJEE YASHWANT SB-111 MON 3:30-4:30 PM WED 3:30-4:30 PM
CHEM 239 01 LEIGHT KAYAN WH-116 MON 3:30-4:30 PM WED 3:30-4:30 PM
*ECE 213 01 MODIR SHANCHI NATHAN WH-119 WED 3:30 - 4:30 PM FRI 3:30 - 4:30 PM
MATH 151 01 ZAZI JELENA AM-222 THUR 7-8 PM FRI 2-3 PM
MATH 151 02 KIM DAKSH AM-222 THUR 5-6 PM FRI 5-6 PM
MATH 151 03 ZAZI GRACE PS-152 MON 3:30-4:30 PM WED 4:30-5:30 PM
MATH 151 04 KIM LEAH RE-103 MON 5-6 PM WED 5-6 PM
MATH 151 05 MIRANDA HEATH RE-027 MON 5-6 PM WED 4-5 PM
MATH 152 01 SHIVE ADITYA RE-122 TUE 5-6 PM THUR 5-6 PM
MATH 152 02 WEENING DEBORAH PH-109 MON 5-6 PM WED 4-5 PM
MATH 152 03 ONG VERA AM-222 MON 6-7 PM WED 6-7 PM
MATH 152 05 MIRANDA EDWARD WH-119 TUE 6:30-7:30 PM THUR 6:30-7:30 PM
*MATH 251 01 WEENING RYAN P. RE-027 WED 5-6 PM FRI 2-3 PM
MATH  251 02 SHIVE LAN WH-119 MON 12:30-1:30 PM WED 12:30-1:30 PM
MATH 251 04 ZELENBERG, S. EMMA WH-119 TUE 3:30-4:30 PM THUR 2-3 PM
MATH 251 05 YIMER EMMA WH-119 TUE 2:30-3:30 PM WED 8:30-9:30 AM
*MATH  252 01 METZGER AARON WH-119 TUE 10-11 AM THUR 10-11 AM
*MATH 252 04 ATTELE CLINTON RE-102 TUE 5-6 PM THU 5-6 PM
MATH  252 05 MUSIAL KIAN AM-222 MON 5-6 PM WED 5-6 PM
MATH  252 06 MUSIAL SHASWAT WH-119 MON 2-3 PM FRI 2-3 PM
*MS 201 01 SHAW PRANJAL AM-222 TUE 6:30-7:30 PM THUR 2-3 PM
PHYS 123 01 GLODOWSKI DANIYAL RE-122 MON 5-6 PM THU 7-8 PM
PHYS 123 02 GLODOWSKI DAVID RE-122 WED 4:30-5:30 PM THU 4:30-5:30 PM
PHYS 123 03 LAURANT JULIA WH-119 WED 6:30-7:30 PM THUR 5-6 PM
PHYS 123 04 RATLIFF MIKEL WH-119 MON 3:30-4:30 PM TUE 11:30-12:30PM
PHYS  123 05 RATLIFF LAAYSA RE-036 TUE 5-6 PM THUR 5-6 PM
PHYS 123 06 LITTLEJOHN REEHAM RE-119 TUE 11:30-12:30 PM WED 3:15-4:15 PM
PHYS 221 01 GLODOWSKI SPENCER RE-106 MON 6-7 PM WED 6-7 PM
*PHYS  221 02 ZASADZINSKI BRINDEN RE-102 MON 5-6 PM THUR 7-8 PM
PHYS 221 03 SPENTZOURIS CHRISTOPHER WH-119 MON 5-6 PM WED 5-6 PM

*Above striked course sections are cancelled due to low student attendance. All students are encouraged to utilize one-on-one and group activities at the Academic Resource Center.