Last updated: July 8, 2014

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What is Supplemental Instruction?

Image of a supplemental instructor leading a group study. Supplemental Instruction (sometimes referred to as study groups) can be simply described as facilitator-led group study that is offered in conjunction with challenging courses each semester.  A trained peer who is very knowledgeable about the subject area attends the class and then leads a group session to focus on the difficult concepts and problems in the course.  Supplemental Instruction is FREE, purely voluntary; you can attend as often as you like, provided there is space (this is a first-come, first-served program).  The sessions are collaborative (so you will be working with classmates to better understand the material), they will show you effective strategies for studying the course material (which you will have a chance to practice together), and they will give you a chance to ask questions or pose your own concerns.
Note: Supplemental Instruction is offered at colleges nationwide.  Research has shown that students who participate in several S.I. sessions generally obtain better grades in their courses.

Courses Offered with Supplemental Instruction

Currently for the Summer 2014 semester, Supplemental Instruction is offered in the following courses: Check your Teaching Center Supplemental Instruction sakai course for announcements from your SI leader. Sessions begin week 2.


Course Location / Time
BCH 4024
SI Leader:

Jared H.
Brenda R.
Austin N.
Karen C.
** assigned times and locations **
Check your Sakai course for details.

Biology 1
SI Leader:

Ericka K
Sundays 6:15-7:15pm TUR B310
Mondays 6:15-7:15pm TUR B310
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm TUR B310

Organic Chemistry 1 (Portmess)
SI Leader:

Ali-Musa J
Mondays 5th period TUR1105
Tuesdays 4th period TUR 1101
Wednesdays 3rd period TUR 2305

Organic Chemistry 2 (Stewart)
SI Leader:

Troy B
Mondays 2nd period TUR 2322
Wednesdays 2nd period TUR2322
Fridays 3rd period Turlington B310


Weekly Reviews

Weekly reviews give students a chance to ask questions in a small group setting. The leaders prepare practice questions, often with input from the course instructors.

Course Location / Time
MAC 2311
Calculus 1
Will resume in Fall 2014. During summer, please consider attending drop-in tutoring in our math study center. See schedule

* The Teaching Center and Math Study Center are located on the south end of Broward Hall.  Please see this page for a map to our center.

Plan on attending early in the term as space will be limited!