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Student academic support available through Supplemental Instruction (SI)

September 23, 2020

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses.  SI is provided for all students in the course section who want to acquire effective learning strategies and develop an understanding of difficult course material and improve their grades.

Attendance at sessions is usually voluntary. For you, the student, it’s a chance to get together with classmates to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject and test yourself before your instructor does so that you’ll be prepared. At each session you will be guided through this material by your SI Leader, a competent student who has already successfully completed the course.

Meet this year’s SI Leaders:

Khadija Sadia

SI Course: Math 109 P005

Why SI?: I wanted to be an SI Leader because I love helping people especially when it comes to studying! It took a long time to figure out how to have fun when studying, and now I want to help others find their passion for learning!

Hobbies: Graphic Design and Photography

Find Sadia via Teams or Blackboard Collaborate.
Sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2-2:50 p.m.

Margarita Sarmiento

SI Courses: Math108 P07 and Math108 P10

Why SI?: Because in SI you feel that you are studying with your friends, but with the good ones, who know what they are talking about and want to see you succeed.

Hobbies: I love hiking and exploring new places

Find Margarita via Teams:
Sessions: Monday, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday, 1 p.m.
Sessions: Monday 10:30 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday, 3 p.m.

Swapnil (Swappy) Gupta

SI Courses: Math108 P3, Math108 P4 and Math 110 P1

Why SI?: I enjoy doing math and I enjoy meeting new people, making new friends and helping each other as a team along the way.

Hobbies: Playing video games, cricket and hiking

Find Swappy via Teams:
MATH 108 P3:
Tuesday, Thursday and  Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
MATH 108 P4:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m.- noon.

MATH 110P1:
Tuesday and Thursday, 2-3 p.m.

Amanda Nowikowski!

SI Courses: Math 10 P1 and Math 109 P2

Why SI?: I chose SI because I love math very much and majoring in Math Education. I love to help students understand the material and, most importantly, have fun while studying math.

Hobbies: I love organizing and I like to travel to many different places.

Find Amanda via Teams:

Wednesday, 11-11:50 a.m., Thursday, 9-9:50 a.m., and Thursday, 4-4:50 p.m.

Find Amanda via Blackboard Collaborate:
Tuesday, 8-8:50 a.m., Thursday, 8-8:50 a.m., and Thursday, 5-5:50 p.m.

Sina Tayebati

SI Courses: Math108 P002 and Math108 P011

Why SI?: I believe SI is a friendly environment where we all find moments to talk in groups, share problems, help each other learn better no matter what level we are and develop our individual and group work skills.

Hobbies: Hiking and Camping

Find Sina via Teams:


Ian Morton

SI Courses: Math 108 P1&P6 and Math 110-P1

Why SI?: I wanted to become a math supplemental instruction leader because I’ve been helping my younger sister with her high school math classes for a few years now and I’ve enjoyed seeing her progress with a little extra support. I’m hoping that I can have the same effect on students who attend my sessions on a weekly basis.

Hobbies: Soccer, Foot Golf, Sports Fanatic, Battle Royal Video Games

Find Ian via Teams:
Math 110-P1
Friday, 2-3 p.m., and Sunday, 7-8 p.m.

Find Ian via Blackboard Collaborate:…/eb73defc5eb74cb6aa12fc139bf034c3
Math 108 P1 and P6
Tuesday and Sunday, 6-7 p.m.…/aaf1d71007764d0a97907a18c9641fb6
Math 108 P6 and P1
Thursday, 3-4 p.m.

Marissa Johnson

SI Courses: Section P3 and P7 Math 109

Why SI?: I chose SI because I really wanted my major to be in education. In the beginning it was mathematics, but I ended up switching it to finance. So, SI is the job that I’ve always wanted in the future and I’m enjoying it every semester.

Hobbies: Shopping and Traveling

Find Marissa via Teams:

Find Marissa via Blackboard Collaborate:

Armonie Lewis

SI Course: Math 108 Section P5

Why SI?: I chose SI because I enjoy doing math and I’ve always had a passion for helping others. Even in high school I always took math classes when I didn’t have to. I’ve always found math interesting and quite enjoyable.

Hobbies: Dancing and Shopping

Find Armonie via Teams:
Tuesday and Thursday, noon
Sunday, 6 p.m.

Saanya Baig

Why SI?: I love being an SI because it is a very rewarding experience. It gives me an opportunity to present before large groups and help them reach their maximum potential at the same time.

Reach me at: [email protected]

Hobbies: Exploring new places/food and Netflix




Joselyn Nunez

SI Courses: Math 108 P8 and P9

Why SI?: I really enjoy helping students especially because I know what it feels to struggle in a course. I like being able to help a them because I am able to. Also, I enjoy meeting new people and being a SI leader you meet a variety of personalities which I love. Email me at [email protected]

Hobbies: Reading any type of historical fiction book, listening to all types of music, and watching Netflix.

Find Joselyn via Teams:
MATH 108 P8:
Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m.
Friday, noon

MATH 108 P9:
Tuesday and Thursday, 3 p.m.
Friday, 1 p.m.

Aaron Noel

SI Course: Math108

Why SI?: I chose to accept the position of an Si leader because I too was a person that needed assistance in certain subjects but didn’t always want to ask my teacher. So, I feel that if I can give someone an option I didn’t have, I have fulfilled a great task.

Hobbies: I like to care for animals and I also enjoy cooking.

Find Aaron via Teams:

Haniel George Mngodo

SI Course: Math 109

Why SI?: Being an SI is its own reward; not only do you get to help others improve the way they study and understand content but also improve yourself in the same.

Hobbies: writing, soccer, drawing, traveling and learning about animals.

Find Haniel via Teams:

Find Haniel via Blackboard Collaborate:…/8ee6490056eb407e888ddf89918feb6a