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Supplemental Instruction

Making the Grade, One Class at a Time

What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly study sessions offered to students enrolled in historically difficult courses at UTSA.

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

Mission Statement

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
210-458-4694

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