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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 Supplemental Instruction Scholar Sessions

How 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 SI Another Lecture Period?

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 SI?

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 is SI Held?

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 SI 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.

Students participating in SI persist at the institution (re-enrolling and graduating) at higher rates than students who do not participate in SI.7426

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. You may view the recorded SI Session videos under Reviews and Workshops.

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

Course CRS# Instructor ARC SI Scholar SI Session Location SI Session I SI Session II
CHEM 122/124 01 ZION RYAN L. AM-222 WED 5-6PM FRI 1-2PM
CHEM 122/124 02 BANERJEE YASHWANT AM-222 MON 4-5PM THU 2-3PM
CHEM 122/124 04 BANERJEE TRI MINH SB-107 TUE 5-6PM THU 5-6PM
CHEM 122/124 05 BANERJEE HEATHER WH-119 TUE 4-5PM THU 4-5PM
CHEM 122/124 06 SWENSON MOSTAFA WH-116 TUE 12:30-1:30PM THU 2-3PM
CHEM 237 01 LEIGHT SANA RE-106 MON 5-6PM WED 5-6PM
ECE 211 01 MODIR SHANCHI NATHAN PS-213 MON 9-10AM THU 3:30-4:30PM
MATH 148 01 POPVIC IONUT (JOHN) WH-119 MON 6-7PM THU 6-7PM
MATH 148 02 ONG CARLOS RE-103 TUE 10-11AM THU 10-11AM
MATH 148 03 ONG NIHAN RE-025 TUE 12:15-1:15PM THU 12:15-1:15PM
MATH 151 01 MIRANDA LAN PS-116 TUE 10-11AM THU 10-11AM
MATH 151 02 MIRANDA LAURA SH-202 MON 5-6PM THU 2-3PM
MATH 151 03 ZAZI REDIET RE-032 TUE 5-6PM THU 5-6PM
MATH 151 05 WEENING ADITYA WH-315 TUE 3:30-4:30PM THU 3-4PM
MATH 152 03 MITILLOS JELENA RE-102 THU 7-8PM FRI 2-3PM
MATH 152 04 SHIVE DEBORAH PS-152 TUE 5-6PM FRI 4:30-5:30PM
MATH 152 05 MITILLOS VERA AM-222 MON 7-8PM THU 5-6PM
MATH 251 01 LUBIN Aaron RE-122 TUE 10-11AM THU 10-11AM
MATH 251 02 MITILLOS ZELIANG WH-119 MON 10-11AM WED 10-11AM
MATH 251 04 ZELENBERG RYAN P.  WH-119 TUE 5-6PM FRI 11:30AM-12:30PM
MATH 251 05 YIMER EMMA WH-119 TUE 11:30-12:30PM WED 3:30-4:30PM
MATH 251 06 MUSIAL FEI RE-119 MON 7-8PM WED 7-8PM
MATH 252 02 TIER ANASTASIA   WH-119 TUE 2-3PM THU 2-3PM
MATH 252 05 MUSIAL KIAN RE-034 MON 7-8PM THU 10-11AM
MATH 252 06 LIU PRANJAL RE-122 MON 3-4PM WED 7-8PM
MMAE 202 01 MEADE CHRIS D. WH-119 MON 7-8PM WED 7-8PM
MS 201 01 CHEN JACK WH-119 MON 5-6PM THU 5-6PM
PHYS 123 01 RATLIFF HESHAAM RE-027 TUE 5-6PM THU 5-6PM
PHYS 123 02 SULLIVAN AVERY PH-108 TUE 5-6PM THU 12:45-1:45PM
PHYS 123 03 GLODOWSKI MIKEL WH-119 WED 2-3PM THU 10-11AM
PHYS 221 01 RATLIFF KEITH WH-119 TUE 12:45-1:45PM THU 12:5-1:45PM
PHYS 221 03 WERESZCZYNSKI ENRIQUE RE-122 TUE 3:30-4:30PM THU 3:30-4:30PM
PHYS 221 04 GLODOWSKI SPENCER PS-240 TUE 11:30-12:30PM THU 7-8PM
PHYS 221 05 GLODOWSKI DAVID  RE-241 MON 5-6PM WED 5-6PM