What is your major/minor?
Nursing with a desire to minor in Spanish
What year in school are you?
I want to be a traveling nurse! The L-RD has given me a desire to work on the mission field all over the world.
What do you do outside of being a busy student?
I am on the Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club which keeps me very busy with practices and weekend tournaments. Besides loving all sports, I also enjoy going hiking, camping, and doing my best at being artsy! I attend Wesley on Wednesday nights and Christ Family on Sundays when I am here.
How many semesters have you been facilitating?
This is my first semester as an SI.
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?
My short term goals are to do well in school, build relationships with family, friends, and G-D, and to continue seeking HIS plan for my life. My long term goals would ultimately be to travel the world for the sake of spreading G-D's love and truth.
SI is already helping me achieve these goals. SI provides me with opportunities for new relationships, the discipline and time-management skills needed to succeed in school, and helping others who need it. In addition, SI is getting me out of my comfort zone which is something that I know will continue to occur during my future traveling the world.
What is your favorite SI moment?
So far, my favorite moment has been when I heard feedback from students after their exam. Many of them did well on the exam and were excited! I was so excited for them! It was also my favorite moment because they told me that SI was helping them to succeed. This is huge for any SI facilitator because it lets you know that what you are doing is helping someone else progress and succeed. Your work is for a reason, a purpose, and is appreciated.
What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?
I have learned how to keep my focus on others. It is not about me, it is about helping the students understand the material, work together, and build confidence. I have learned self-discipline, patience, and am continuing to learn how to work with a wide variety of personalities, learning styles, and personal preferences.
What study tips/techniques do you have for students?
My biggest study technique is, if this is an option, printing off the lecture PowerPoint and taking notes on that during lecture. I know some professors put them up after, like my professor did. Even still, going back and writing your notes onto the PowerPoint is a great way to review and organize your notes. Another huge tip is to go to your professor! They are there to help and are the ones who can tell you word for word what they want you to know.
What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?
I love BIOL 1107! This information is not only interesting based on the nature of the topic, but it is interesting because you learn how to apply it. You learn why and how our body functions the way it does. When I took this class, it opened up my eyes to see the world around me in a different light!
What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?
The students and I really like the teaching method. This CLT gives students the opportunity to come together in small groups, learn a specific topic, and then present their topic to the larger group. Each small group gets to teach the lesson in a fun and creative way.