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Supplemental Instruction


What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a FREE academic program that The W began in fall 2015 designed to assist students succeed in historically difficult courses. The peer-assisted study session does not replace class lectures.  Since its introduction on campus, students who regularly attend five or more SI sessions generally receive a half to whole letter grade higher. 

SI Courses


Benefits of SI

  • Better grades - In the fall of 2015, 67% of regular attendees made A's, B's, and C's in their SI course
  • Learn effective ways to study
  • Structured study sessions


Who is an SI Leader?

SI leaders are students that have previously earned an A or B in the class to which they are assigned. SI leaders attend class along with the students and conducts SI sessions two to three times per week outside of class. Leaders are committed to 10 hours per week: attending classes, preparing for class, SI sessions and weekly meeting with SI Supervisor.


What happens at an SI session?

In a typical session, students compare notes, discuss important ideas, prepare for upcoming quizzes and exams and develop study strategies. Activities and games are designed to help students become successful.


For more information

David M. Brooking, Ed.D.

Director, Student Success Center and Title III Project

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