Supplemental Instruction Program and Mathematics Support at Greensboro College
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Supplemental Instruction Program and Mathematics Support

Individualized Support to Foster Academic Success for Every Student

Your Path Forward is your journey to success, and we are here to help you get there. Supplemental Instruction and Mathematics Support are programs designed to help all students succeed by supporting, empowering, and connecting students to take ownership of their academic success.

Core Objectives

  • SUPPORT. Encourage students to ask for help and meet them where they are needed.
  • EMPOWER. Teach students to take control of their success in the classroom.
  • CONNECT. Enable students to utilize resources and effectively communicate academic needs with others.

Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP)

The Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP) provides an open, no-judgment, all-support opportunity for students to learn from a peer, each other, and be supported in their success as they move along the Path Forward. 

The peer-led academic program supports gateway courses with a Supplemental Instruction Leader (SIL), an upperclassman who has successfully completed the course and is often a major in the corresponding program. SILs are trained to lead sessions by the director, and they work closely with the faculty teaching the supported courses and sections.

All students enrolled in a supported course can participate in SIP – there is no prerequisite to attend. 

How SIP Sessions Work

  • SIP sessions are held weekly on the same day and at the same time each week.
  • SIP offers group, peer-led sessions. It is not one-on-one or homework help.
  • SIP teaches the material the professor covers in that week, offering a review and another perspective of the same material. It is not course replacement.

Participating in SIP gives all students an opportunity for extra time with the material; whether the student needs to improve grades or just wants a review of concepts or topics.

Contact Dr. Sandra Cooke via email at for more information.

Mathematics Support

Additional one-on-one support is available for any student enrolled in MAT 1049: Foundations of Functions and Their Applications. Each student works together with the course instructor to develop their mathematical strategy. This support may include but is not limited to, learning how to best organize, review, and communicate mathematical ideas using strategies specific to each student. The goal is for students to use available resources and problem-solving skills throughout their academic careers.

Students will receive more information from their MAT 1049 professor, Dr. Elizabeth Lewis, and may sign up for one-on-one appointments over the semester.

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Lewis via email at for more information.

We’re Here to Help

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.