The mission of Supplemental Instruction (SI) is to improve student retention and academic achievement by organizing dynamic and interactive peer-facilitated study sessions paired with traditionally difficult courses. The SI program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville provides learning tools to improve understanding of subject content, foster critical thinking and to encourage lifelong learning and professional student success.
The Center for Student Success offers Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction as support services designed to help students achieve academic success.
Tutoring assists students by providing one-on-one, need-specific academic help. Tutoring sessions, by appointment, are recommended although walk-in requests are available.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) assists students by providing regularly scheduled, out-of-class study sessions. SI sessions are open to all class members and welcome all students in the course. Sessions focus on content and learning/study skills strategies. Consult the SI leader in your class to find out when sessions are offered and/or click one of the following links for more information
FALL 2013 Course Sections are available in Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader formats respectively.
What’s the difference between tutoring and supplemental instruction?
Identifies and helps individual students that need additional assistance in general course topics.
Provides academic tutoring by a tutor that is knowledgeable in specific course subjects.
Students schedule appointments to meet with a tutor.
Tutors are trained in collaborative learning and study techniques.
Tutors assist students by an individual case-by-case need request.
Tutoring is focused on helping students to understand general course content.
Tutoring promotes independent learning and individual confidence.
Tutoring extends the option of working in groups by a requested time for students to meet with a tutor together.
The goal of tutoring is to facilitate student success and resolve immediate academic crisis.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Identifies historically difficult courses and provides group learning sessions with a leader that has successfully completed the course.
Provides SI sessions by an SI Leader that is also present in class lectures with students.
SI Leaders set specific session times that are available to students on a voluntary basis.
SI Leaders are trained in collaborative learning and study techniques.
SI Leaders provide on-going assistance to students enrolled in the course throughout the semester.
SI focuses on content, learning/study strategies and internalization of course content to ensure a passing grade in the class.
SI promotes student interaction and mutual support between classmates.
The goal of the SI Program is to help students improve their academic performance and improve graduation/retention rates.
This page was last updated on: October 31, 2013