Maximizing Engineering Potential


Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) for select courses.


What is SI?   SI is a non-traditional form of academic support that focuses on collaboration and group study, using peer-to-peer interaction. Through 50-minute sessions, SI Student Facilitators offer course-specific learning and study strategies to help students successfully negotiate the course.

  • Classes Supported:  Various, please see below chart
  • SI Session Time:  U-Hour (Tuesday/Thursday 12pm-1pm)
  • Location:   Various, please see below chart
  • Note:  You must have a Student ID card to check-in


Fall 2019 Supplemental Instruction Sessions

Course Student Facilitator Classroom Faculty Coordinator
ARO 2150 Katherine Nava 9-305 Zahra Sotoudeh
ARO 2150 Yahia Haggag 9-219 Zahra Sotoudeh
ARO 3261 Jonathan Nguyen 9-243 Todd Coburn
CE 2041 Eloy Rangel 9-207 Felipe Perez
CHE 2011 Ritu Raj 9-283 Laila Jallo
CHE 3111 Anh Nguyen 9-241 Laila Jallo
ECE 1310 Ryan Toeung 9-263 Sean Monemi
ECE 2101 Elizabeth Kimura 9-275 Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu
ECE 3101 Bang Tran 9-245 James Kang
ECE 3715 Eric Ho 9-133 Anas Salah Eddin
ETM 2101 * Jennifer Fong 9-255 Jessica Perez
ME 2141 Ashton Teimoori 9-209 Mohammad Izadi
ME 2141 Zohair Mohidin 9-277 Mohammad Izadi
ME 2150 Patrick Behr 9-273 Eugene Lipovetsky
ME 2191 Kevin Lee 9-335 Babak Boloury
ME 3011 Tehreem Raza 9-217 Reza Beghaei Lakeh
ME 3111 Ned Johns 9-213 Priscilla Zhao
ME 3190 Osama Samarah 9-239 Brian Ramirez
MFE 2010 David Blair 9-211 Dixon Davis

*Sessions meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Background:   Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an MEP-led program that serves all students in the College of Engineering. SI targets those classes (primarily upper division level) that have been identified through historical data as having a low-completion rate. Due to low-completion rates, it creates a bottleneck for students who need those classes in order to move through the course sequence or to graduate. These bottleneck courses tend to create a constant source of frustration among students who are unable to persist in order to graduate on a timely basis. Time-to-degree is important; and few interventions are able to be implemented on a large scale. As an innovative approach to address the issue the “scaling up” challenge, the MEP Director - in collaboration with the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department - developed the   “Technology-Assisted Supplemental Instruction” (TASI)  program; this approach uses technology to be able to offer SI to all sections of selected high-DUF courses.