Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring

Supplemental Instruction

SI is a proven program that helps students better understand course content and therefore improve their grades. Selected traditionally difficult courses are assigned a peer leader who leads weekly, free, drop-in study sessions. SI works. Students who attend SI typically earn higher grades than those who do not. The online schedule of courses identifies which sections have SI attached to them.


Many departments on campus offer tutoring services that can help students master course material and earn better grades. The Office of Student Success hosts a tutoring clearinghouse (, where students can find a list of available academic helping resources. When no such resources already exist, students can request a tutor by logging into and going to their Home tab.  They will then click the 'Request a Tutor' link under student tools. Students interested in being paid to be tutors can also apply online (