What is your major/minor?
What year in school are you?
I'm Jewish, my grandfather is a Holocaust survivor from Warsaw, Poland.
What do you do outside of being a busy student?
I love to spend time with my friends and family, read once in a while, spend time in nature, and one of my most fun hobbies is juggling.
How many semesters have you been facilitating?
Which courses do you facilitate for now, or have in the past?
What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how does SI (Supplemental Instruction) relate to those?
After I graduate, I plan to go to get my Masters and PhD in clinical psychology. Eventually, I want to be a pediatric clinical psychologist. SI helps me to accomplish these goals by teaching me time management and study skills, as well as allowing me to interact with my fellow students in a new important way.
What is your favorite SI moment?
When one of my students answers another student's question with confidence and knowledge based on what we learned in this session.
What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?
Confidence and more skills in planning and preparation.
What study tips/techniques do you have for students?
Utilize fun studying techniques relative to your learning style. Instead of just making flashcards, maybe make a matching game or a Jeopardy game. Make it your own.
What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?
Chemistry is a puzzle and I like to put the pieces together to solve the puzzle.
What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?
One thing that I have found helps students to understand a vocabulary word is making a haiku. That method really makes it easy to remember the definition in a concise way.