Loyola University Chicago

Tutoring Center

Student Academic Services

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) consists of regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions driven by students’ needs. Sessions are facilitated by trained peer leaders (SI Leaders) who utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interaction in small groups (UMKC 2018).

Where can I find the SI session schedule? 

Please find our SI Session Schedule for Fall 2018 on our homepage, www.luc.edu/tutoring. Check back regularly for updates to the schedule. 

Who is an SI Leader?

SI Leaders are upperclass student leaders who have already taken the SI-sponsored course and excelled. They have then gone through a rigorous interview and training program. SI leaders attend all assigned class lectures and hold 3 50-minute SI sessions each week that combine "what to learn" with "how to learn it." 

What can a student expect in an SI session? What is expect of the student?

Students can expect to review notes, discuss and participate in activities around materials/ lecture, review and predict test questions, and work out problems together. Students are expected to bring their notes, textbook, and any other study materials to SI sessions. 

Is SI drop-in or appointment based? 

SI sessions are voluntary and are drop-in. No appointment is required. If a student does not have an SI leader in their course, students are welcome to use any of the same course's SI sessions.

What are the times and location for SI?

SI sessions are scheduled between 5-9 pm Sundays and between 3-9 pm Mondays through Thursdays. Locations vary, so please check the schedule for more information. 

What courses does SI support for fall 2018?

BIO 101   
BIO 251 
BIO 282
CHEM 101/102
CHEM 105
CHEM 212
CHEM 221
CHEM 223/224
CHEM 370
GNUR 155
GNUR 160
MATH 100
MATH 117
MATH 118
MATH 131
MATH 132 
MATH 162
MSN 277
PHIL 181
PHYS 111/112
PSYC 101

How does a course become supported by SI?

The courses supported by SI are historically difficult in nature due to their content. We have identified that these course have high "DFW rates" meaning that a large number of students receive D and F grades or withdraw from the course.