Supplemental Instruction (SI)

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental instruction (SI) is a peer-led, informal study group designed to help students succeed in academically demanding courses by:

  • teaching new ways to break down and understand difficult material
  • preparing students for lectures and exams
  • offering a friendly place to ask questions, make mistakes and share study tips
  • improving student confidence and performance
  • offering three regularly scheduled, weekly sessions for each SI supported course

Students who attend at least three SI sessions earn at least half a letter grade or better in the course.

To access the SPRING 2021 sI Schedule..... Check back at the beginning of WEEK #2.

You will use THIS link to log into your SI Leader's Blackboard page.

 

Who can attend a session?

SI is free and open to all students enrolled in courses offering supplemental instruction.

Who leads the sessions?

SI sessions are led by a peer who holds a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA and has either already successfully taken the course or mastered the material. SI leaders attend the course lectures for courses they lead, and they tailor their sessions to match the needs and pace.

Student taking notes during Supplemental Instruction session

What classes offer SI?

We currently offer SI for BIOL 2150 and 2170, CHEM 1090, 1120, 1240 and 2410, EEES 2150, EXSC 2560 and 2570, PHYS 2130 and MATH 2450. Find out when and where sessions are offered for your course on the SI Session schedule.

SI leader working with a student

Interested in becoming an SI leader?

Check back in MARCH 2021 to learn more about being an SI leader and download the application from the job description. If you have any questions, contact Audrey Kellems at Audrey.Kellems@utoledo.edu.

Last Updated: 1/11/21