What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental instruction (SI) is a program of student-led study sessions that are held out of class. The SI leader is a student who has recently completed the class successfully. Sessions are held twice a week, and focus on course content, but also building skills that are transferable to other classes. SI sessions are group-based and involve hands-on activities designed to improve comprehension, retention, problem solving, and overall performance in the class. SI sessions have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with the emphasis being on learning in a fun way, talking, discussing and sharing ideas with friends.