Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Our SI leaders are:

Lara Hicks

Lucas Prestamo

Gianna Prudente

Hanna Yacubov

 Note: First Year Students MUST Attend
         at least One SI Session Each Week it is Held
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Sessions: (All times are PM) – Don’t get Maxwell (MAX) Hall and Eggers Hall confused – they are connected but they are different buildings.
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 MAX 110 Gianna
Thursday 6:00-7:00 SHAFER221D Hanna
Thursday 7:00-8:00 MAX 108 Lara
Thursday 8:30-9:30 MAX 111 Lucas
Sunday 5:00-6:00 HL 102 Gianna
Sunday 6:00-7:00 HL 105 Lara
Sunday 7:00-8:00 HL 211 Hanna
Sunday 8:30-9:30 HL 105 Lucas

Note: The times cited in the syllabus may vary on occasion, especially the week or two before the midterm and the final exams. Any such changes will be announced via email.


Supplemental Instruction, hereafter SI, is designed to offer you a comfortable space where you can get high quality help and guidance to enhance your success in ECN 203.  SI is a program that targets the individual needs/concerns/curiosities of students as a complement to the broader format of the ECN 203 lectures.

SI leaders are undergrads.  They have been selected based on the following criteria:

  • They took ECN 203 and did an excellent job, so they have mastered what you are working to master.
  • They have a resume that reflects overall excellence in their academic work and a commitment to working with and helping others.
  • They have demonstrated through recommendations and conversations with me that they are good, approachable people who will make it easy for you to ask questions and valuable for you if you do so.

SI is open to all, and all are encouraged to participate!

NOTE to all First Year Students:

You are REQUIRED to attend at least one SI Session each week:

SI Sessions are 55 minute sessions held in a classroom and open to all.  Each SI leader will hold two of these SI sessions a week.  There are sufficient SI sessions for all to find a comfortable time and space, but space in any particular session is first come, first serve.  The primary purpose of these sessions is to answer your questions about

  •  * Concepts, graphs, or any other material covered in class or in the text on which you need more clarification.
  • * Strategies for success in the class in general and on the homeworks, Questions, and Exams in particular.
  • * Homeworks prep   (Note: the SI leader will give you guidance on how to approach questions,but not the answers.)

In addition to answering your questions, the SI leader may initiate activities designed to help you develop your mastery of the ideas and issues covered in the course.

The content and culture of the SI experience is determined by the SI leader.  I do not attend these sessions and I do not micro manage them.  I have immense respect for the people I choose to be SI leaders and I communicate with them if they have questions for me, but on the whole I leave it to them and their creativity to make the SI experience valuable for you.

Over the years my confidence in the SI leaders has been consistently well founded.  Those who have attended SI have almost all found it to be an invaluable tool for success in the class.  On evaluations SI is consistently cited as a great resource.  I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this resource.