Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly study sessions
offered to students enrolled in historically difficult courses at
SI sessions are guided by students who successfully completed the
course and who are trained to facilitate collaborative study groups.
SI sessions provide an opportunity for you to learn how to
learn while learning what to learn.
Attendance is voluntary and students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as
they want. If you attend SI sessions weekly, chances are you'll earn
a better grade. In fact, students who attend SI sessions regularly
tend to average one half to one full letter grade higher than their
classmates who do not attend SI.
What happens in SI?
In SI sessions, students review lecture notes and text material,
prepare for tests and improve learning strategies.
The SI Leader acts as a guide to the course material by helping
you master information as a group. As successful students
themselves, SI leaders share what they know about how to study.
Your leader will not re-lecture, give you his/her class notes, or
complete your homework assignments. Their job is to help you think about the lecture and reading
material and help you put it all into perspective so you can learn
the course more efficiently.
To find out more:
Visit our office at the Main Campus in JPL 4.02.08 or at the Downtown campus in DB 2.114
Give us a call at (210) 458-7251
The UTSA Supplemental Instruction Program promotes the
development of academic skills and strategies in order to improve
student outcomes in historically difficult courses. We value the
unique contributions of each individual student and staff member. We
embrace our diversity by promoting supportive peer collaboration as
a catalyst for learning and personal growth.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Tomás Rivera Center
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249