Loyola University Maryland

The Study

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program centered around peer-assisted learning.  Courses with SI have informal, regularly scheduled review sessions facilitated by an SI leader, a student who has taken the class previously and done well in it.  SI is a non-remedial approach to learning because it targets historically difficult, high-risk courses instead of high-risk students.  As such, students of all levels of academic preparedness are encouraged to attend.  The purpose of SI is to improve grades and increase retention in these historically difficult courses.  This service is free of charge, and participation is voluntary and anonymous.

At Loyola, SI has been offered previously in Calculus I, Chemistry 101 and Chemistry 102.  For information on which classes and sections will have SI, students should see their advisors or visit the Records office in Maryland Hall 141.

SI was created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  More information about SI can be found at their website.