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Hope Griffin

What is your major/minor?

Biology/ Pre-med

What year in school are you?

Junior

Interesting fact?

My golden retriever matches my hair color exactly

What do you do outside of being a busy student?

I enjoy spending time with family, playing piano and guitar as well as artwork and shopping.

How many semesters have you been facilitating?

This is my first one

Which courses do you facilitate for now, or have in the past?

BIOL 1107K

What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how does SI (Supplemental Instruction) relate to those?

Sort term I am looking forward to graduating with my bachelors in biology and long term I hope to go through medical school at the Medical College of Georgia to become a dermatologist. Being an SI facilitator helps me to strengthen my leadership skills as well as further my knowledge in biology.

What is your favorite SI moment?

When we were playing Jeopardy as a review game and the students were really excited and competitive against each other. It was really neat to see them get excited and be proud when they got the right answer.

What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?

I feel like I have gained confidence and better leadership skills as well as better time management.

What study tips/techniques do you have for students?

Study a little bit at a time and form good study groups in addition to participating in SI. It’s important to gain different perspectives on content and if you can explain a topic to someone then you know you have mastered the material

What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?

I enjoy being a SI for biology 1107 because it is often the first course biology majors take of their career and I realize the importance of creating a strong foundation of the course material in order to successfully progress through their upper level courses.

What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?

My favorite CLT is concept mapping because it allows students to see the big picture and add in all of the details and "fun facts" that they have learned over the course of the semester. You can also make your map as small and specific as you want or as large and broad as you want.

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