Supplemental Instruction (SI) began at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 1973, and the highly prescriptive model of peer-assisted learning is practiced at more than 1,500 institutions in 29 countries.
Supplemental Instruction targets historically difficult courses and offers free sessions to all students on a voluntary basis. No need to sign-up; you can just show up.
Sessions are facilitated by other students who were previously successful in the course, known as SI Leaders. These sessions are collaborative and integrate course content and study skills. SI leaders attend your lectures (and take the tests). Expect to work together in small groups. Active learning in SI Sessions may include memory games, journaling, and working at the board. View this video to see more about SI at SDSU.
For a full list of SI Session times and locations, click on the SI Session Schedules link.
Spring 2024 Announcements
SI Sessions begin Week 3! 1/29/24
Check the SI Session Schedules on the left for more information and to see what content the SI Leaders are covering in each session. Most SI sessions are in-person, but some are offerred virtually. If the location or format is changed, it will be changed on the schedule. No SI Sessions are recorded to ensure privacy and anonymity.