Supplemental Instruction

What is Supplemental Instruction?Students in library studying

With Supplemental Instruction (SI), your fellow students assist with learning in and out of the classroom, and are students who have previously been successful in the course you're taking.

SI leaders attend your class to assist and remain aware of the topics being covered. They lead group study sessions outside of class to review key ideas, explain difficult topics and help prepare for exams.

Research has shown that students who participate in SI are more likely to pass and to have higher GPA's than those who don't participate.

Courses Offered

SI is currently being offered in select math and science classes. Check with your Academic Success Center to find out which specific courses and sections will offer SI and to get a calendar of all currently scheduled SI sessions.

Even if you are not in a section that offers SI, you can still attend, but the material may vary from your section due to differing schedules and paces of instructors. 

Does it Work?

YES! For MAT 1340, College Algebra, the number of students passing has soared when they attend multiple SI sessions. On average, SI-session attendees earn half a grade-letter higher than their non-SI-attending peers.

Number of SI Sessions Attended Student Pass Rate
0 57%
1-3 64%
4-9 71%
10+ 93%

Become an SI Leader

If being an SI Leader and helping your peers succeed sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact your Academic Success Center to learn more about how the program works and the application process.