Wellesley offers its students a full array of academic support. The Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center (PLTC) is the focus point for our tutoring and academic support programs, and all students are encouraged to make use of this resource. The Academic Peer Tutor in each residence hall is an excellent first contact for the PLTC.
As you consider your first semester courses, we want you to be aware of one particular academic support program, Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a very successful academic support program offered for selected Wellesley courses. It begins the first week of class and runs weekly with two study sessions offered each week throughout the semester. SI is open to all students enrolled in the course. You don’t need to sign-up in advance and you can attend SI whenever you need extra help. The SI sessions are led by trained, experienced Wellesley students who have successfully completed the same course, often with the same professor. Your SI leader attends all of the course lectures so she has first-hand knowledge of the concepts that you and your classmates find most challenging. She works closely with your professor to develop activities that further explain the course content with a focus on how to study as well as what to study. We encourage you to take advantage of SI; you’ll be glad you did!
Here are the SI offerings for Fall 2012:
|11003||Fund. Chemistry w/lab||105-01||Haines|
|11004||Fund. Chemistry w/lab||105-02||Radhakrishnan|
|11005||Fund. Chemistry w/lab||105-03||Radhakrishnan|
|11126||Chemical Analysis and Equilibrium||205-01||Verschoor|
|11258||Chemical Analysis and Equilibrium||205-02||Hearn|
|11324||Intro Neuroscience w/practicum||100-01||Bauer|
|11351||Neurons, Networks and Behavior||200-01||Wiest|