Supplemental Instruction

About Us

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of informal, guided study sessions led by an SI Leader. There are two to three regularly scheduled, one-hour long sessions per week. The best part is, they are free and guarantee great study time! SI starts the second week of classes, so check out the schedule to see if any of your courses are supported. Lastly, did you know our SI program is certified? Read about it here!

SI Leaders

What is an SI Leader?

  • A student who has previously taken the class and has done well. The student will attend class again in order to offer a guided review for the current students so they also do well. If you are interested in learning more or becoming an SI Leader, see the job description.

Why attend SI?

  • Guaranteed study time to free up your weekend
  • Activities that promote creative learning
  • Improve study skills
  • Meet people in your major
  • Have questions answered about class material
  • Grade improvement

Meet the SI leaders

Bailey Kilpatrick

Bailey Kilpatrick

What's up guys! My name is Bailey, and I'm the SI leader for Dr Serra's CHEM 1510 class.  I am currently a Junior in the Nursing Program here at YSU. This is my third semester working with Dr Serra as an SI leader! Although Nursing is my passion, I still greatly enjoy chemistry, and helping students succeed in Dr Serra's class! Outside of Class, SI, or a hospital, you can find me out with friends, running through Mill Creek Park, or binge watching reality TV. Hope to see you guys in SI!
 
Madison McDonald

Madison McDonald

My name is Madi and I’m the SI Leader for Calculus I. I am currently a junior majoring in Mathematics with minors in Accounting and Statistics. My end goal is to become an actuary. On top of being an SI Leader, I also work at the Adventure Rec on campus. Off campus, I enjoy working out, playing with my two ferrets, and attending concerts and other fun things with my friends. I am looking forward to the semester and hope to see you in one of my sessions!
 
Lucas Call

Lucas Call

Hello, my name is Luke and I am the SI leader for Dr. Butcher's BIOL 1551 class. I'm a sophomore Nursing major here at YSU. This is my first semester as an SI leader, but I have attended many sessions throughout my first year on campus and find them to be extremely helpful. I will do everything I can to help the students in BIOL 1551 do their absolute best. Outside of class, I enjoy going golfing and hanging out with my friends. I'm looking forward to my first semester as an SI leader and hope to see all of you in the sessions.
 
Sarah Baka

Sarah Baka

My name is Sarah, and I will be a SI Leader for Chemistry 1515 with Dr. Leskiw. I am a sophomore biology major with aspirations of working in the field of ecology and environmental science.  In my free time, I enjoy trying new foods and spending time with my dogs. I can't wait to learn more about chemistry this semester!
Zach Reed

Zach Reed

Hey guys, my name is Zach Reed and I’m a senior majoring in biochemistry here at YSU. This is my first semester as the SI leader for Dr. Jackson’s Organic Chemistry class and I am looking forward to being in the position to be able to help everyone get through CHEM 3720. Throughout my time at YSU I have taken every course Dr. J has offered and have done extremely well, so I’m confident our SI sessions will run smoothly and be highly beneficial. When I’m not in class or doing coursework, you can usually find me on the golf course searching for a ball that I just shanked a few fairways over. I’m looking forward to working with you guys this semester!
Cassie Huston

Cassie Huston

My name is Cassie and I'm the SI Leader for CHEM 1516! I'm a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. This will be my fourth semester as an SI Leader in Chemistry and I truly enjoy my job. I have a passion for chemistry and enjoying helping others with it. Outside of SI, I enjoy being involved on campus and playing intramural volleyball!

Trevor Gump

Trevor Gump

What's up!? My names Trevor and I'll be the Anatomy and Physiology 1552 SI leader. This is my third semester working as an SI leader and I'm amped to finally tackle 1552. I'm a sophomore Nursing major and have done well in all of my courses so far...especially biology! I like to break the monotony of a classroom lecture atmosphere and compete in games and challenges to build off of and strengthen what Dr. Benyo lectures about! So brace yourself for a little chaos and a lot fun while we learn all about the human body! In my free time I like to lift weights, cook, and hangout with my fraternity brothers doing whatever it is we decide seems like a good idea at the time! I also love my pit bull, McGee, so be ready for a lot of puppy videos and wild stories in our free time! Let’s get it this semester!

Rachel Penick

Rachael Penick

My name is Rachael Penick. I am a senior Psychology and Biology double major, and I will be the SI Leader for Human Physiology with Dr. Tall this spring semester. This will be my fifth semester as an SI Leader, and my fourth year working with the CSP overall! I am very excited to help Dr. Tall's students to succeed in Human Physiology, and I hope to help the students make this their best semester yet! I hope to see you in my sessions!

Brea Bartley

Brea Bartley

My name is Brea Bartley and I am a senior at YSU. I am a forensic science major with a concentration in chemistry. My career goal is to work in an FBI crime lab. I have crewed for hot air balloons and have flown a few times as well. I am excited to be an SI leader this semester and to assist students in chemistry.

Mason Martuccio

Mason Martuccio

Hi! My name is Mason Martuccio, and I will be your SI Leader for Dr. Smotzer's Calculus 2 (MATH 1572) class. Currently, I am a junior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Physics here at YSU. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends. Although math may seem intimidating, it is actually amazing and extremely useful! I am very excited for this semester, and I hope to see you in my sessions!