About Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI Overview

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that utilizes peer assisted study sessions. The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic courses and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions. The SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students compare notes, discuss readings and develop organizational tools and predict test items.

This program was developed at UMKC in 1973 and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.

How SI works

The SI Program provides specific courses with in-class tutors, known as SI leaders, who attend class sessions and work closely with the instructor to orchestrate and facilitate out-of-class study sessions that meet both student needs and instructor expectations.

Who are SI Leaders?

SI Leaders are exemplary students who have received an A in the course they are SI leaders for.