Information for Students

Tough class? Don’t worry, SI can help! 

Students helping studentsSupplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program which provides weekly, peer-led group study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses (those with high D, F or W rates).

SI sessions are led by a SI leader who has already mastered the course material and has been trained to facilitate group sessions where students can meet to improve their understanding of course material, review and discuss important concepts, develop study strategies and prepare for exams. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades; it is not just for those students who are struggling.

Attendance at SI sessions is free and voluntary. Students may attend as many times as they choose. SI sessions begin the first two weeks of class and continue throughout the semester.

Think of SI as guaranteed study time. One hour of an SI session equals 2 1/2 hours of individual study time! SI sessions are led by SI leaders who have already taken the targeted course and know what to expect in class. Your SI leader will help you make effective use of your study time, by sharing strategies he/she used to be successful in the course. Look at it this way; you have to study anyway, so you might as well do it with friends and an SI leader who will guide your study efforts!