CFAA - Tutoring
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a structured study group designed to help students achieve success in "historically difficult" courses: those with consistently high rates of D's, F's, and/or Withdrawals. SI sessions are FREE and open to all students enrolled in the supported courses. A trained SI leader will facilitate three hour-long sessions per week, focusing on difficult course content. These sessions serve to reinforce course material, clarify confusing concepts, and approach the information from a fun and engaging perspective.
SI will be offered via Zoom for fall 2020 beginning August 24th.
During the fall and spring semesters, SI is offered for:
- BIOL 1110 & 1120: Biology I and II for Majors
- CHEM 1110 & 1120: General Chemistry I and II
- CHEM 2010 & 2020: Organic Chemistry I and II
- HSCI 2010 & 2020: Anatomy & Physiology I and II
- PHYS 2010: General Physics I (sections with Espino)
- PHIL 2030: Practical Reasoning with Paul Tudico
Students who have attended SI at ETSU typically earn a final grade that is a full letter grade higher than those who did not attend. Attending SI regularly is a fantastic way to study, increase your understanding of complex material, and review for exams. The small group environment allows you to work at a slower pace and ask quesitons.
Who are SI Leaders?
SI leaders are students who have taken the course and performed well. They must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrate a vested interest in supporting student success. SI leaders are tasked with helping students think more deeply about the instructor's lectures and the readings covered in the course, and using innovative and engaging strategies to improve students' understanding of complex and challenging concepts.
SI Schedules for Fall 2020
Meet the Spring 2020 SI Leaders
BIOL 1110 - Biology I for Majors
Major: Biology with a minor in Leadership
Future goal(s): To become a pediatric neurologist. I have had my own neurological issues growing up and through those struggles I hope to help others.
Fun Fact(s): Loves to travel, Avid snowboarder, kayaker, hiker, and car enthusiast.
Major: Public Health specificallyHealthcare Administration with a minor in Culture and Health
Future Goal(s): I hope to continue on to Medical School to become a Physician and work with non-profit organizations.
Fun Fact(s): I enjoy serving on mission trips with my friends and family!
Major: ACS concentrated Chemistry major with a pre-med track with a double minor in Leadership Studies and Culture and Health.
Future Goal(s): I hope to one day have a career as a trauma surgeon and be able to save lives.
Fun Fact(s): I have a job working in the emergency department at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Extracurricular Activities: In my spare time I like to hike, kayak, and spend time with my friends.
Major: Health Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology on a Pre-Med track
Fun Fact(s): I've been to 12 countries. I can speak Spanish. I can do a headstand. And I make really good chocolate chip cookies.
Extracurricular Activities: Vice President of Timmy Global Health, coffee fanatic, photographer, yoga practitioner, wannabe pro traveler, record collector.
BIOL 1120 - Biology II for Majors
Major: Computer Science on a Pre-Med track
Future goal(s): After graduation, I plan to work a year or two before applying to medical school. I want to treat patients as a hospitalist and spend my summers with Doctors Without Borders.
Extracurricular Activities: I love to hike, play music, watch sports, and lead SI sessions.
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I
Major: Microbiology and double minoring in Public Health and Psychology
Future Goal(s): I plan on applying to medical school in pursuit of becoming a doctor.
Fun Fact(s): I enjoy gardening and taking care of my pets, which range from dogs to fish.
Major: Biology and Health Sciences with a Human Health concentration
Future Goal(s): I hope to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Fun Fact(s): I work at JCMC in the cardiac PCU.
Major: Chemistry with a Pre-Pharmacy track
My SI sessions are focused on interactive problem solving that involves everyone to solve the problem.
Fun Fact(s): I am almost completely deaf in my left ear.
Major: My major is Biology. I have two minors in Culture and Health and Health Sciences.
Future Goal(s): My future aspiration is to be doctor, specifically in Emergency Medicine.
Fun Fact(s): A fun fact about myself is that I love to travel.
CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II
Major: Microbiology with minors in Public Health and Health Administration
Future Goal(s): To become a physician working with impoverished communities to educate and create health care practices. I also aspire to become a positive influence for those who will follow in my path.
Fun Fact(s): l am bilingual in Arabic and English and working to be fluent in French and Turkish.
CHEM 2010 - Organic Chemistry I
Future Goal(s): One day I’d love to open my own dental practice! I also hope that one day in the future I will be able to adopt a child.
Fun Fact(s): I’ve visited ten different countries!
Extracurricular Activities: I actually really love to travel! I also enjoy reading, writing, and shopping.
Major: Microbiology with a minor in Culture and Health
Future Goal(s): After graduation, I am taking a gap year and then hoping to attend medical school.
Fun Fact(s): I have a farm with fluffy cows.
Major: Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics
Future Goal(s): My future goals are to graduate next semester with my BS in mathematics and then attend medical school at preferably ETSU Quillen or UTHSC over in Memphis.
Fun Fact(s): I maintain a 10-year-old reef tank, have been a varsity debater for two years, and volunteer my time with Small Miracles where I help students ride horses.
Major: I graduated from ETSU in May with a major in Health Sciences (Honors in Discipline) and minor in Psychology.
Future Goal(s): I am in the process of taking MCAT and applying to medical schools. I want to become a primary care doctor who works in rural settings
Fun Fact(s): That back in Nepal, I released turtles back into the wild.
CHEM 2020 - Organic Chemistry II
Major: I graduated in May 2019 with degrees in Health Science (Human Health concentration) and History. I minored in Philosophy and Math.
Fun Fact(s): I work for both CFAA doing SI and TRio SSS as a tutor.
Extracurricular Activities: I really enjoy crafting in my free time and recently I started teaching myself to spin yarn to use in my knitting projects.
HSCI 2010 - Anatomy & Physiology I
Future Goal(s): Dentistry
Fun Fact(s): I am double jointed in my arms.
Extracurricular Activities: Ballroom dancing, Harp, Percussion
Major: Rehabilitative Health Science
Future Goal(s): My future aspiration is to go to grad school for Chiropractic and then open my own practice.
Fun Fact(s): I love plants and would one day like to start my own garden with vegetables, herbs, and maybe some fruit trees.
HSCI 2020 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Major: I graduated in May 2020 with a major in Health Sciences (Human Health concentration) and a minor in Public Health.
Future Goal(s): I will start ETSU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program in January of 2021.
Fun Fact(s): I love to play “claw banjo” in my free time and that I enjoy restoring classic cars.
PHIL 2030 - Practical Reasoning
Major: Psychology and Philosophy (Justice, Ethics, and Law)
Future Goal(s): I plan to attend law school for my J.D. and pursue a PhD in Neuroscience. I want to study neurological changes in those wrongfully imprisoned while working to appeal their imprisonment.
Fun Fact(s): I give amazing concerts when I drive.
PHYS 2010 - General Physics I
Major: Health Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology
Fun Fact(s): I have been known to apologize for how unphotogenic I think I am.
Extracurricular Activities: Competitive weightlifting
What do students like about SI?
- "I like that the SI leaders sit in on lectures that way they can relate their lessons directly from what is being taught in lecture."
- "The atmosphere."
- "Being able to ask questions I would not be able to ask in class, and having someone to help review material and understand how to look at questions in a different way."
- "They make content interesting."
- "They (sessions) are at multiple times to increase the chance that I attend. The SIs are always ready to help even at times when they are not in a meeting. I have been able to get more out of the course with the help of my SI leaders."
- "The ability to interact with other students from my class."
- "When we worked together in groups and everyone explained their confusion, we were able to help out one another."