Supplemental Instruction at the Learning Center

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program designed for large lecture classes and/or historically-difficult courses. An SI leader—a student who has already taken the class and has been trained in academic assistance—will attend your class with you, take notes, and read the material again. The SI leader will hold up two to three study sessions every week during the semester. Your SI leader will design activities and handouts that will help you study more effectively to potentially earn a better grade in the class. 

The Learning Center offers free supplemental instruction (SI) in various classes. Supplemental instruction is not offered during the summer.

Fall24 Schedule

Common Questions

You will have to study for this class anyway: why not study with someone who has already taken the class and performed very well in it? You also get the opportunity to meet with others from your class, to share notes, and to receive supplemental handouts (like study guides and practice tests) that you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise.

Students who attend SI study sessions typically earn better course grades than those who do not attend.

Your SI leader will share this information during the first week of class. 
Your books, notes, assignments, and other pertinent material from the class.
You are not required to attend SI study sessions. If your schedule will not permit you to attend the study sessions or office hours, please speak with your SI leader about the possibility for other arrangements.
Your SI leader will be able to provide the best academic support for you because he/she knows exactly what is going on in your class. However, individualized tutoring is available at the Learning Center.
Our advice is to attend one study session to see if this service is useful for you.