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Leannah Hicks

What is your major/minor? 


What year in school are you? 

Sophomore with junior hours

Interesting fact? 

I was raised only 15 minutes from the Florida/Georgia line but have been told that I sound British. I am also in the process of teaching myself to play the cello and how to speak French.

What do you do outside of being a busy student? 

I enjoy reading books of all kinds, from fiction to nonfiction or classical and modern, and hanging out with my roommates, as well as playing fetch with my cat (he thinks he’s a dog).

How many semesters have you been facilitating? 


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? 

My short-term goals are to graduate with a bachelors in science, grow as an individual, and get into medical school. My long-term goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon. SI helps me reach these goals by allowing me to develop my leadership and organization skills while still working in the field of my studies. 

What is your favorite SI moment? 

I love that moment when I can almost hear the click when they make the connections between the concepts. 

What have you gained from being an SI facilitator? 

I have already gained confidence in myself not only when it comes to the class I facilitate but also in how I am able to present myself and speak to my peers.

What study tips/techniques do you have for students?

Try to color code your notes. I would always highlight what I don’t understand at all in yellow, what I kind of understand in blue, and what I know forwards and backwards in green. As I study, if I get where I completely understand the concepts I have in yellow or blue, I will go back over them in the opposite color to make it green. This makes it easier to find what I don’t understand in a quick glance. That way if right before the test I want to review my notes I know instantly what information I need to go over the most. This also helps me prioritize my study time. 

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

The divide and conquer – I like that it has them looking at the material and teaching and/or explaining it to each other. I am a very strong believer that if you can teach it then you know it. 

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