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Supplemental Instruction 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

 

Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool!

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions offer students the opportunity to master course material within a community of learners. The SI program gives students an environment to engage with, ask questions, and review lecture material with their peers. SI supports courses in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math, Physics, Psychology, Engineering, and Statistics.

  • SI sessions are facilitated by Peer Leaders who have successfully completed the course at UC San Diego and are trained in facilitating sessions to engage students in active problem-solving and discussion
  • SI sessions meet weekly for 80 minutes

Please note, during the pandemic, the Academic Achievement Hub recognizes that remote visits were less than on average. In 2019 - 2020, the SI Program supported:

  • 37 courses in 7 departments/divisions
  • 4,211 students participated in and contributed to a total of 19,816 visits 

Program assessment over 5 years demonstrates that participation in Supplemental Instruction supports students in obtaining a half letter grade higher than peers not participating in the program.

Why do students utilize Supplemental Instruction?

  • “I felt so much more confident about the material I was learning in class, I couldn't have done well in exams or just the class in general if I didn't have SI.” - Math 10B (Spring 2021)
  • “After consistently attending SI sessions I had a better understanding of course materials, which helped me improve my grades on tests and quizzes.” - Math 20C (Spring 2021)
  • “Going to SI helped clarify some issues I was having with the materials that showed up on the exam, getting this clarification definitely helped my score.” - Chem 40A (Spring 2021)

Schedule

Learn more about session days and times

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Student FAQ

Learn more about SI

student frequently asked questions

Educator and Staff FAQ

Learn how to request SI for a course.

educator and staff frequently asked questions