Supplemental Instruction

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model founded by The International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  SI is a non-remedial, structured group study environment led by undergraduate students, called SI Leaders, who have previously taken and excelled in courses that historically have high rates of D, F, and W grades.

How is the SI Leader different than a tutor or TA?

Different than attending a tutoring session or visiting TA office hours, SI Leaders are trained in collaborative learning and study strategies; they develop and facilitate weekly review sessions based on the current, relevant course material. The goal of these sessions is to promote student interaction and mutual support between classmates, allowing the students to work through challenging materials in a supportive environment. At Binghamton University our SI Leaders are also trained alongside our Peer Success Coaches, learning and practicing methods of academic coaching as it pertains to topics such as time and task management, workload distribution and organization, productivity and motivation, etc. 

SI Leaders work collaboratively with the course instructors to create relevant, up-to-date support based on course content being taught each week. In addition to the weekly SI sessions, the SI Leaders also coordinate review sessions around exam times.  Supplemental Instruction study groups and review sessions are open to any student enrolled in the course.

Do I need to "sign-up" to attend an SI Session?

Nope! Any undergraduate students who are enrolled in a course that offers Supplemental Instruction can attend the sessions as frequently or sparingly as they wish.  The SI Leader will introduce themselves at the beginning of the term and be sure that you receive information regarding their sessions. If you are unsure if your course offers SI or when your SI Leader's sessions are, you are encouraged to reach out to the SI Leader or SI Program Coordinator directly. 

Spring 2023 Supplemental Instruction Offerings 

**Dates, times and locations of SI sessions may change based on the academic calendar and space availability. For the most updated schedule, check in with your SI Leader. 


Times and locations

SI leader

PSYC 111

Dr. Race

7-8 p.m. Thursday via zoom

12:30–1:30 p.m. Friday
Hiniman Dining Hall, MPR-1200

Sam Maione

PSYC 220 

Dr. Merriwether 

2–3 p.m. Monday via zoom

3:45–4:45 p.m. Wednesday
Mountainview APP G-16

Dana Kurthy

PSYC 243

Dr. Peck

9–10 a.m. Wednesday

3–4 p.m. Thursday

Kate Robbins

BIO 113

Dr. Kaliath 

6:15–7:15 pm. Wednesday UUW-B08

11:45am–12:45 p.m. Thursday
Hinman Dining Hall, MPR-1200

Lily Aronov

BIO 114

Dr. Armstrong 

4–5 p.m. Wednesday  Hinman Dining Hall, MPR 1200

4–5 p.m. Friday,
Mountainview APP G-16

Samin Rahman

PHYS 122 

Dr. Nale

11a.m.–noon Monday

Noon–1 p.m. Tuesday

Matteo Patrone
CS 140

6–7 p.m. Wednesday
Mountianview APP-G16

6–7 p.m. Thursday

Tara Coelho

CS 220

7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Mountainview APP G-16

12-1 p.m. Thursday
Mountainview APP G-16

Julia Maiolo
CS 240

Noon–1 p.m. Monday

4:50–5:50 p.m. Tuesday

Nikolas Burzynski
CS 373

noon–1 p.m. Monday
Mountainview APP-G16 

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Tuesday
Mountainview APP-G16 

Jack Mcmahon 


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