Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an international program offered by the Learning Center that provides free, peer-facilitated group study sessions for certain large, historically difficult courses (30% D, F, and W rates).

SI sessions are led by Si leaders who are  trained peer facilitators, and have already completed the course with an A or A-. Sessions are offered multiple times each week. SI is voluntary, free of charge, and available to students on a drop-in basis.

Announcements about SI are made in targeted classes during the first week of classes, and sessions continue throughout the semester. SI sessions provide students with:

  • Course-specific learning and study strategies
  • Note-taking and test-taking skills 
  • The opportunity to study with peers.

This program was developed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973 and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.