Frequently Asked Questions

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?
SI offers regularly scheduled review sessions lead by undergraduates who attend your class and take notes (SI Leaders). SI is a branch of Academic Support, so sessions are free to University students.These sessions are optional but highly recommended.

Who are Supplemental Instruction leaders?
SI leaders are undergraduates, selected by your professors and trained by Academic Support staff. They attend your class daily and take notes. Most leaders made an “A” in the course and they maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

What's in it for me?
Students who go to SI on a regular basis earn better grades. Check out the Testimonials to hear more what other students have to say.
SI leaders often gain improved communication skills, personal relationships with professors, higher GRE & MCAT scores, and competitive resumes. Check out Testimonials to hear SI leaders share their experiences.

What if I need one-on-one help?
SI does not offer tutoring, but Academic Support offers tutoring through services like Study Partners and Academic Coaching.

When is the Office open?
SI shares an office with Academic Support in RBD and is open Monday through Friday 8-4:30.

How do I become a SI leader?
Submit an application along with a faculty reference to the SI Coordinator. Check out Employment for more information about application requirements and a SI leader’s responsibilities.

Do you have more questions?
Contact Amanda Sparacio at: (334) 844-5972 or

April 21, 2016 Supplemental Instruction
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