SIFP Academic Support

For the Spring 2023 Semester, SIFP is featuring several advanced options to support our students academically!




CHM 202

Dr. Sonja Francis

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, Forbes Dining Hall

Chemistry Dinner Table is an optional program for SIFP students enrolled in General Chemistry II. It involves meeting students once a week for dinner and intense and intentional problem-solving in Chemistry. The allotted time is spent by first fostering student-faculty interactions through conversation over a meal, followed by learning and using metacognitive learning strategies to solve advanced problems focusing on the course curricula. Emphasis is on building competence and confidence in reasoning and logical thinking skills through the Chemistry curriculum.

To sign up, please fill out the attached form.


Math (General)

Dr. Dr. David Villalobos

Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm, Forbes Dining Hall

Is there anything from your math class that you’ve found particularly interesting or difficult? Would you like to talk about a specific homework or exam question? Are you looking for general advice on how to make the most of your math classes at Princeton? Then come to SIFP’s Math, which is a weekly series of informal meetings led by Math faculty and intended for SIFP students enrolled in any math class. The aim is to help you develop your techniques and study habits in the mathematical sciences. Come and join us for Math, food, and the company of your fellow SIFPeeps!

No sign-up needed; just attend.



CHM 304

Dr. Jenny Martinez

Mondays, 3:00-4:20pm

To sign up, please fill out the attached form.


COS 126

Dr. Allan Kaplan and Dr. David August

Monday/Wednesday, 3:00-4:20pm

To sign up, please fill out the attached form.


MAT 202

Dr. David Villalobos

Fridays, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

To sign up, please fill out the attached form.


PHY 104 “M”

Dr. Peter Meyers

This new Physics “M” precept is geared toward students who would prefer to take a little more time working through course concepts and materials. It isn’t a SIFP precept, specifically, but it shares many of the same values and objectives. We encourage interested SIFPeeps who are in PHY 104 to ask Professor Meyers and the preceptors about taking the “M” precept.


If you have questions or concerns, reach out to Dr. Andy Hakim ([email protected]).