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.
- 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.
Additional one-on-one support is available for any student enrolled in MAT 1000: Intermediate Algebra. 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 1000 instructor and may sign up for one-on-one appointments over the semester.
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Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Natural Sciences
School of Science and Mathematics
203 Proctor Hall East
Phone: (336) 272-7102 x5480