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What is Supplemental Instruction?Students in library studying

With Supplemental Instruction (SI), fellow students help you learn the course material—in and out of the classroom. Our SI leaders have already taken the class you're in, passing it with a high grade. Backed by research, SI is a valuable resource that can help you master your concepts and improve your GPA.

How does SI Work?

SI leaders attend your class to provide relevant assistance for the topics being covered. They also facilitate group study sessions outside of class to review key ideas, explain difficult topics and help prepare for exams.

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! 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. For example, in 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 49%
1-3 58%
4-9 72%
10+ 89%

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.