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During the 2020 - 2021 academic year, the Academic Achievement Hub (AAH) offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) facilitated by your peers for 37 courses in 7 departments/divisions. In the 2019 - 2020 academic year, 4,211 students participated in and contributed to a total of 19,816 visits in these programs. Through program assessment, we see that students who participate in these programs do obtain at least a half letter grade higher than their peers that are not participating.

Learning with a group of peers is a powerful tool!

Supplemental Instruction (SI, includes Study Group, SG) 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 and Study Groups support 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 either:
    • Three times per week for 50-minute sessions, giving students multiple options for participation
    • One time per week for 80 minutes 

Why do students utilize Supplemental Instruction?

  • "It is a great way to learn from other students who have taken the course or are able to explain it in a way that is a lot easier for students to comprehend." - Psychology Major, ERC
  • “The SI sessions helped me understand concepts that I didn’t fully comprehend during lecture.” – Chem 6A
  • “SI session gives me good practice in interpreting problems & making sure I understand the past week's material.” – Math 11


Learn more about session days and times

view supplemental instruction schedule

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


COVID-19 Student Information

Due to the current situation of COVID-19, all SI sessions will be remote. Please note that the Academic Achievement Hub is using Zoom for its remote sessions.

Our programs support academic integrity for all students. For more information, view the Academic Integrity Office web page.

We are committed to providing access to students with disabilities.  To request assistance or accommodation, please email or fill out the Google Form.