Academic Resource Guide - Supplemental Instruction
Kent State University’s Academic Success Center offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) for students enrolled in high-risk and large courses with at least a 30% D, F, or withdrawal rate. SI is offered in academic buildings as well as residence halls. Here are the facts:
- SI is different from tutoring. SI leaders attend class along with the students they are tutoring. Each SI leader has already taken the course, and has earned an A or an A-.
- SI is free, voluntary, and available to students on a drop-in basis.
- Early in the semester, your professor will let you know if the course offers an SI option. Sessions typically start the first week of classes, and continue through the semester.
- SI sessions provide students with study strategies specific to each course, as well as note-taking and test-taking skills. It also provides students the opportunity to study with peers.
Supplemental Instruction is available in select Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geology, and Psychology courses. For a full list of courses and locations where SI is held, consult www.kent.edu/si/.