Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that increases student performance and retention. The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic subjects—those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals—and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions.

SI sessions are open to all students in the subject and are attended on a voluntary basis. SI leaders are students who have demonstrated competence in this subject.

SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, read all assigned material, and conduct three or more 50-minute SI sessions each week. SI sessions integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn.

Students who attend SI sessions discover appropriate application of study strategies, e.g. note taking, graphic organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and test preparation, as they review content material.

Students have the opportunity to become actively involved in the subject material as the SI leaders use the text, supplementary readings, and lecture notes as the vehicle for learning skill instruction.

SI students earn higher subject grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants. Also, data demonstrate higher reenrollment and graduation rates.

Text excerpt from The Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Manual © 2006, University of Missouri, Kansas City, pages 8-9.

This semester, SI leaders are available for the following classes:

General Chemistry I
Class Tutor Day Time Location
Treichel – Section 1 Caitlynn Croner Mondays
7–8 p.m.
8:30–9:30 p.m.
8:45–9:45 p.m.
Library basement
Office hour   Thursdays 4:30–5:30 p.m. Library basement
Fackler – Section 2 An Ho Tuesdays
7–8 p.m. 3rd floor of the library
Office hour   Wednesdays 1–2 p.m. Olin Hall Room 319
Treichel – Section 3 Samantha Leyden Tuesdays

8:30–9:30 p.m.
1st floor of the library
Office hour   Mondays 6–7 p.m. 1st floor of the library
Bio 1090
Class Tutor Day Time Location
Isaacson – Section 1 Aaron Vinkenberg Sundays

7:30–8:30 p.m.
Library room 316
Office hour   Tuesdays 2–3 p.m. Olin Hall study lounge
Isaacson – Section 2 Raissa Souza Sundays
8–9 p.m. Library basement
Library room 316
Library room 316
Office hour   Fridays 3–4 p.m. 3rd floor of the library


Contact or visit us:

Cooper Center
Cochrane-Woods Library, Rm 317
Lincoln, NE 68504

Monday – Thursday, 4–10 p.m.
Sunday, 6–10 p.m.

Fall Recess – October 14 – 18
Thanksgiving Recess – begins Nov. 23
Winter Recess – begins Dec. 16 at 10 p.m.