Supplemental Instruction

The goal of Supplemental Instruction (SI) is to improve student success in courses that have proven to be more challenging than others. By attending weekly review sessions led by student peers (SI Leaders) who successfully completed the courses, you can enhance your learning strategies and study skills, as well as improve your grades and overall understanding of course material.

SI Sessions are informal, welcoming and hands-on. They are a place which students compare notes, discuss readings, talk through difficult content, prepare for exams and develop tools for effective time management.

Courses offering SI vary from semester to semester and are open to all students enrolled in those courses—free of charge. SI is completely voluntary and confidential. View the full schedule of current SI courses below.

Reasons to Attend

  • Improve test-taking strategies and study skills.
  • Connect with other classmates who are studying the same material as you.
  • Collaborate with classmates to compare notes and discuss important concepts.
  • Complete hands on activities that increase your preparedness for exams.
  • Learn and improve your study techniques and time management skills.

What is a SI Leader?

SI Leaders have walked in the students’ shoes. They’ve been successful in the course and are trained to help other students succeed. SI Leaders know the course content and are available to help other students through it. What they won’t do is lecture. Their job is to help you put information together from your lectures and reading material to help you better understand the concepts. SI sessions are hands-on and filled with collaboration and working together. The SI Leader is there to work through it with you.


SI Leader Responsibilities

  • Work approximately 10 hours per week.
  • Assist students with course content and academic development.
  • Attend at least 80% of class lectures. You will know what the instructor expects from the students while building student rapport.
  • Plan and facilitate two (50 minute) SI sessions that take place outside of class.
  • Plan and facilitate two extended Exam Prep sessions, leading up to mid-term and final exam weeks.
  • Promote the SI sessions to the class. Continuous promotion is essential to increase student attendance in the SI sessions.
  • Help students refine learning skills such as note taking, test preparation, problem solving, organization, and group studying.
  • Maintain attendance records and submit required paperwork.
  • Develop and maintain working partnership with instructor.
  • Attend pre-semester and on-going SI Leader training.
  • Attend SI Leader group meetings and one-on-one SI Supervisor meetings.
  • SI Leaders receive a $1500 scholarship each semester they are a SI Leader.

How to Become a SI Leader

SI Leader applications are available each semester, approximately mid-term. In order to receive an application, students must have a faculty nomination. For more information on the application process and how to receive a faculty nomination, please contact Neil Lulla, Coordinator of Student Success, at 402.552.3946 or LullaNeil@clarksoncollege.edu.

SI Session Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NS 254: Managing Care Adults II
SI leader: Molly Byers
Monday 8:00-8:50 a.m.

NS 235: Pharmacology I
SI leader: Amanda Hecker
Monday 2:30-3:20 p.m.

BI 210: Microbiology
SI leader: Zoe Rockwell
Monday 2:00-2:50 p.m.

NS 233: Assess and Care of Adults
SI leader: Nadin Lolas
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 a.m.

BI 227: Pathophysiology
SI leader: Gracie Kliegl
Tuesday 8:00-8:50 a.m.

CH 110: Chemistry
SI leader: Caitlynn Rasco
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 p.m.

NS 340: Behavioral Health
SI leader: Amber Dworshak
Tuesday 8:00-8:50 a.m.

BI 211: Anatomy
SI leader: Gracie Kliegl
Tuesday 8:00-8:50 a.m.

NS 344: Pediatrics
SI leader: Jaci Teahon
Tuesday 5:00-5:50 p.m.

NS 342: OB
SI leader: Jaci Teahon
Tuesday 1:00-1:50 p.m.

NS 125: Foundation Skills
SI leader: Cassidy Hobbie
Tuesday 2:30-3:20 p.m