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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction 2023 - 2024 Academic Year

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 content, ask questions, and review lecture material with their peers. SI currently supports courses in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math, Physics, and Psychology. Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool!

  • SI sessions are facilitated by peer leaders (known as SI Leaders) who have successfully completed the course at UC San Diego. These leaders are trained in facilitating sessions that encourage students to work together to learn the course material. 
  • SI sessions meet weekly for 80 minutes
  • SI sessions are offered in a hybrid model, with in-person and virtual sessions offered.

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.

This year, we will be offering in-person and virtual session options for select courses.

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Why do students utilize Supplemental Instruction?

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