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.
For summer 2020, SI will be offered via Zoom for NRSE 2016 - Pathophysiology.
NRSE 2016 SI Schedule
NRSE 2016 (Kingsport/Sevierville), SI Leader - Grace
SI Sessions: MW 4:15 pm - 6:00pm (EST)
Link to sessions: https://etsu.zoom.us/j/97545867930
NRSE 2016 (Main Campus), SI Leader - Hayley
SI Sessions: TR 5:00pm - 6:00pm (EST)
Link to sessions: https://etsu.zoom.us/j/99998191612
NRSE 2016 (LPN to BSN), SI Leader - Hetal
SI Sessions: Saturdays 10:30am - 11:30am (EST), Link: https://etsu.zoom.us/j/91368353727?pwd=WUtTVWVjbkxiemlvbHNISTcwTUxRdz09
Sundays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (EST), Link: https://etsu.zoom.us/j/91368353727?pwd=WUtTVWVjbkxiemlvbHNISTcwTUxRdz09
SI Schedules for Fall 2020 will be posted by late summer.
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: Organic Chemistry I
- HSCI 2010 & 2020: Anatomy & Physiology I and II
- MATH 1530: Prob and Stats (sections with Hardin, Hicks, or Hosler)
- PHIL 2030: Practical Reasoning
- PHYS 2010: General Physics I (sections with Espino)
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.
Meet the Spring 2020 SI Leaders
BIOL 1110 - Biology I for Majors
Major: Biology with a Chemistry minor
Fun Fact(s): I am terrible at ice skating.
Extracurricular Activities: I enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends. I also do research at Quillen.
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: ACS concentrated Chemistry major with a Biology minor
Future goal(s): With my future aspirations still unclear, I am currently pursuing a Ph. D in chemistry in order to perform chemical research.
Fun Fact(s): In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. Additionally, I am an avid motorcycle enthusiastic.
Extracurricular activities: Outside of my regular schooling, I am a member of the ACS Chemistry Club as well as a trumpet player in the ETSU Marching Bucs.
Future goal(s): Graduate School
Fun Fact(s): Wombats have cube-shaped poo, which they stack to mark their territory. It’s true - google it! On a more personal level, my grandmother claims that we are distantly related to Waylon Jennings, but this is unverified and likely untrue.
Extracurricular Activities: Hanging out in the bat lab, taking long strolls through Big Lots, tearing up the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday with Leeann
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(s): Biology and Health Sciences
Special Achievement(s): Biology Honors-in-Discipline, Animal Health Sciences Student Organization (AHSSO) treasurer 2017-2018.
Fun Fact(s): I was a zookeeper last summer and got to play with lemurs, giraffes, and snakes all day!
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I
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.
Future Goal(s): To have a job in R&D and own every Salman Rushdie book.
My sessions are modeled as an open-floor conversation to solve problems and better understand chemistry.
Fun Fact(s): I've actually slipped on a banana peel before and it was terrifying!
CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II
My sessions tend to focus on working out a variety of problems seen throughout the course since General Chemistry is so problem-solving intensive.
Fun Fact(s): I enjoy cooking, reading, and cross-stitching.
Major: Communication Studies with minors in Psychology and Public Health
Future Goal(s): I want to train doctors in effective ways to communicate illness to patients.
My sessions provide problem solving skills imperative to chemistry in the least painful way possible.
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 when I’m not studying :)
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.
HSCI 2010 - Anatomy & Physiology I
Major: Rehabilitative Science with minor in Clinical Exercise Science and a pre-PT concentration
Future Goal(s): To attend ETSU’s PT school for a doctorate in physical therapy before attending a residency to specialize in neurologic physical therapy.
Fun Fact(s): To attend ETSU’s PT school for a doctorate in physical therapy before attending a residency to specialize in neurologic physical therapy.
Future Goal(s): PhD in physiology and research on the microbiome and physiological factors that can contribute to psychiatric disorders
Fun Fact(s): I do research in ETSU's "poop lab" on the Valleybrook campus!
Extracurricular Activities: Running, cycling, lifting, playing music, film photography, and backpacking
HSCI 2020 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Degree: B.S. in Psychology
Future Goal(s): To become a psychiatrist and continue with my research.
Fun Fact(s): I’m a jam band concert fanatic and I work in a neuroscience lab doing addiction research.
Extracurricular Activities: Reading, hula hooping, and traveling.
Degree: Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry
Future Goal(s): To become an oncologist
My SI sessions are relaxed, peer lead sessions focused around lecture review with an emphasis on exam preparation and an environment that encourages students to ask and think through their own questions
MATH 1530 - Probability & Statistics
Major: Health Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology
Fun Fact(s): My middle fingers are crooked.
Special Acheivement(s): BEST mentor, former President of Volunteer ETSU (2017-2018), and recipient of the Beulah Davis Outstanding Freshman Writer Award (RSCC in 2015)
Major: Computer Science and Physics
Extracurricular Activities: I have worked as a tutor in the CFAA for 2 years.
Future Goal(s): Dentistry
Fun Fact(s): I am double jointed in my arms.
Extracurricular Activities: Ballroom dancing, Harp, Percussion
PHIL 2030 - Practical Reasoning
Extracurricular Activities: I am a SGA Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences.
PHYS 2010 - General Physics I
Major: Exercise Science
Future Goal(s): I'd like to be a Physical Therapist that is able to advance the field through my research.
Extracurricular Activities: Intramural sports, working out, and sleeping in.
Fun Fact: I cut my own hair; so if it's ever not looking up to par, cut me some slack!
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
SI Schedules for Spring 2020
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."