What is your major/minor?
Stable Management and Dressage Training
What year in school are you?
Senior year of high school
I have 11 animals on my family farm including horses, rabbits, turtles, dogs, and cats.
What do you do outside of being a busy student?
Aside from studying, I spend most of my time at my church youth group and at the barn riding horses.
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?
A short term goal of mine is to finish my senior year of high school strongly. SI will help me achieve that by improving my study techniques. A long term goal of mine is to run a barn and train both students and horses. SI is teaching me the leadership skills that will be necessary to train students.
What is your favorite SI moment?
My favorite SI moment is when I am working with students and really see the topics clicking. They get so excited that they are understanding what they are learning and their face really lights up. I love that!
What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?
Being an SI facilitator has definitely taught me patience. It has shown me that there are days when things just don't go the way they were planned. Besides patience, SI has brought me many friendships that bring me so much joy!
What study tips/techniques do you have for students?
Read the textbook and use lots of sticky notes!!!
What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?
I love the material from History 2111 because I have always enjoyed learning about American History. Personally, I love the early American years because they are found during the Antebellum period and that seems to be a time that would come right out of a storybook.
What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?
My favorite CLT that I have done in my study sessions is super tic-tac-toe. It’s a fun way to get students to work as a team and dig through their textbooks while playing a game with loads of friendly competition.