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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,...
Cordiah Hayes
Cordiah Hayes, a senior communication major from Chicago, has made the most of her four years at NIU. In addition to her classes in media studies, she has spent the past two years tutoring first-year students in the CHANCE program in the Writers’ Workshop. “When I applied for a tutoring position two years ago, I...
Tyler Bieda and Lydia Warren
Kevin Morgan updated, tested and trained his fellow employees on the ResTool app. Samantha Lachowicz created a graphical analysis of Helpdesk “trouble tickets” by category and impact to measure the Helpdesk’s performance. James Sheputis assumed the responsibilities of a tech lab’s graduate assistant, overseeing trouble tickets, attending Helpdesk meetings and working with technical staff outside...
Tutors
ACCESS, which provides students with opportunities to build academic skills and make academic adjustments, is geared up for the fall semester. New this year is the reopening of a walk-in tutoring center at Grant South. Meanwhile, in a partnership with Housing and Dining, the Grant South Lobby will be open for quiet study during the...
Shevawn Eaton and Nirmala (Nimi) John
Since 1971, ACCESS has been providing tutoring services to the NIU community. “What started out as a small program designed to support students in the CHANCE program has now grown to one of the largest programs in the state of Illinois,” said Nirmala (Nimi) John, assistant director for Peer Assisted Learning. ACCESS provides free walk-in...
Nirmala John
Northern Illinois University’s ACCESS has appointed Nirmala John assistant director for Peer Assisted Learning (PAL). Having spent more than 25 years serving as supervisor for the Tutoring Center at Harper College in Palatine, John will oversee the PAL tutoring centers located in Douglas Hall, Lincoln Hall, New Residence Hall and Founders Memorial Library. She also...
NIU College of Business students study together at Barsema Hall.
The 2012-13 academic year brings with it changes in Northern Illinois University’s ACCESS program. ACCESS provides walk-in tutoring services, one-on-one tutoring services, study groups and supplemental instruction for some specific courses and other support services for students who require academic assistance to be successful in their chosen courses and majors. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, ACCESS...