Supplemental Instruction

NOTICE: Starting from 3/1/2021, select sessions will have the option to be held in-person. Courses with on-campus meeting opportunities are MATH 105, ECON 201, PSYC 101, and BIOL 130. For more information, please contact the SI leaders regarding these sessions.

All students participating in on-campus sessions must follow COVID-19 safety protocols and daily health screenings through ResponsiBLUE. See this page for more information regarding returning to campus safely. 

All other SI sessions will be online in keeping with the university’s policy on COVID-19. Watch your e-mails and Canvas announcements from your SI leader to determine the days/times when online sessions will take place. Your SIL's e-mail address will appear next to the sessions when the updated times are all determined.

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction sessions are peer-led study sessions for specific courses.

The SI sessions are scheduled review sessions in which students:

  • compare class notes
  • discuss assigned readings
  • solve practice problems develop organizational tools
  • review practice tests

The participants learn how to blend course content and study skills while working together.

The sessions are lead by “SI leaders”, students who have previously taken the courses and done well in them. The SI leaders also attend all the lectures, take notes, and are model students. The main purpose of this program is to improve students’ grades and increase student graduation rates.

“SI was helpful because it taught me to organize the information we learned in lectures in a way that made more sense to me.”

-- Supplemental Instruction Participant at UM-Dearborn

Which classes have sessions?

Numerous Natural Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Language, Philosophy, and Arts, Health/Human Services, and Business courses have SI. See the schedules below for the specific courses offered each semester:

Fore more information:

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