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 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

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 a SI Leader, see the job description.

Why attend SI?

Meet the SI leaders

Bailey Kilpatrick

Bailey Kilpatrick

Hello! My name is Bailey and I'm the SI leader for Dr. Serra's CHEM 1510 class. I am a sophomore in the Nursing Program here at YSU. This is my second semester as an SI leader for Dr. Serra. I have done well in Dr. Serra's chemistry classes, and I owe a lot of that success to SI! When I'm not in class, in an SI session, or studying, you can catch me running through Mill Creek Park. I truly enjoy helping students succeed in Dr. Serra's class! I hope to see you in session!
 
Breannah Bartley

Breannah Bartley

Hi my name is Brea Bartley and I am the SI leader for Dr. Adair's CHEM 1515 course this semester. I am a forensic science major with a concentration in chemistry. This is my second semester as an SI leader and I love being able to help others achieve their goals. I attended SI regularly for organic chemistry and I truly enjoy assisting with this subject. I also like dragons and I read when I can in my free time. 

Cassandra Huston

Cassandra Huston

My name is Cassie and I'm the SI Leader for CHEM 1515. I'm a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. I have been an SI Leader for Chemistry for three semesters and 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! 

Dante DeChellis

Dante DeChellis

Hello everyone, my name is Dante DeChellis and I am the SI Leader for Dr. Jackson’s CHEM 3719. I am a senior biochemistry major and this will be my third semester as an SI Leader. I have done well in my chemistry courses and have been around organic chemistry plenty. I truly enjoy helping students and I am grateful for the opportunity to teach them ways to conquer organic chemistry. I will be attending Ohio State University in the fall for dental school. Other than that, I enjoy watching and playing sports of all kinds. I am looking forward to working with all of you this semester and I wish everyone the best of luck!

Elena Neal

Elena Neal

Hello! My name is Elena Neal and I am the SI Leader for BIOL 1551. I'm a sophomore nursing student here at YSU. This will be my second semester being an SI Leader for BIOL 1551. I have done well in my anatomy and physiology and attended SI sessions when I took this class, and really love helping out with this class! It is a really important class that gets built upon a ton! Besides school, I really enjoy watching movies and hanging out with my friends. I hope to see you at my sessions, have a great semester!

Jordan Fain

Jordan Fain

Hey guys! My name is Jordan and I am a senior biology major, who likes to swim, hang out with friends/family, and be the president of the racquetball club here at YSU. When I am not enjoying my free time, you can find me studying or in the CSP. I have been working at the CSP as an SI Leader for BIOL 2601 since my sophomore year. As an SI Leader, I really enjoy watching my students flourish in biology. This is my second semester as a team mentor. It is awesome that I am assisting in strengthening and expanding the skills of the other SI Leaders.  Can't wait to see you at my sessions!

Marium Khan

Marium Khan

Hello! My name is Marium Khan and I am an SI Leader team mentor at the CSP. I am a senior Nursing student and have been part of the SI Leader family since I was a sophomore in the nursing program. I used to be an SI Leader myself for Dr. Benyo’s Anatomy and Physiology course before passing on the torch to other great students. I have truly enjoyed my role as an SI leader and even more so now as a team mentor where I can help others hone in on their skills to better help students. In my free time when I am not studying or hanging around at the CSP, I like to go on long runs, read fiction books, and hang out with my friends. I hope everyone does great this semester and if you see me around don’t hesitate to stop me and say hi!

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 lot of puppy videos and wild stories in our free time! Let’s get it this semester!

Gia Leone

Gia Leone

Hi! My name is Gia and this will be my first time being an SI leader. I will be in Dr. Leskiw's Gen. Chem. 2 class.  I am a sophomore majoring in Combined Science C, and I am extremely passionate about Chemistry (inorganic and organic)!! I appreciate the challenge the subject brings to the classroom, and I'm looking forward to guiding students in the right direction for success. Other than school, I like to hang out with my roommates and spend time with my family and pups!

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. Benyo this spring semester. This will be my fourth semester as an SI Leader. My previous three semesters as an SI Leader, I supported General Psychology with a variety of professors. I am very excited to help Dr. Benyo'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!

Richard Hall

Richard Hall

Hi, my name is Richard, and I will be the SI leader for Dr. Petruska’s Econ 2630. I’m a junior majoring in economics and minoring in mathematics and am currently in the Econ departments 4+1 Master’s program. This will be my first semester being an SI leader so I’m learning right along with you guys! I’m very passionate about my major and I’d be more than happy to assist anyone that needs help in the Econ 2630 so don’t be afraid to give SI a try! I look forward to seeing you in class and in sessions.