Supplemental Instruction

What is Supplemental Instruction?

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a non-remedial tutorial support program which targets large, academically challenging, Liberal Arts Core courses.
  • Open to all students enrolled in the course, SI provides assistance through regularly scheduled study sessions, usually in regular classrooms, that begin the second week of class and continue through the week prior to finals.
  • The SI program provides an environment in which how-to-learn is integrated with what-to-learn.
  • Research data shows that SI students earn higher exam and course grades and withdraw less often that non-SI participants. Also, data demonstrates higher re-enrollment and graduation rates for SI participants.

How Do I Receive Supplemental Instruction?

If your class has an SI tutor, he or she will introduce him/herself the first day of class.

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"Tutoring is a great resource; without it I would be lost!"
--Tutee, 2011

"SI is a much needed recap to consolidate what I learned all week and to solidify important concepts."
-- SI participant, 2011

"(My tutor) is very helpful at explaining problems to me and then making sure I can explain what I am doing."
-- Tutee, 2011