Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic model that uses peer-facilitated study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. 

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What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) was designed at the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) and is an academic model that uses peer-facilitated study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses.

SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. The SI sessions are free, regularly scheduled, informal review sessions geared towards helping to develop organizational tools.

Sessions are led by SI leaders who are students who have previously taken the course and done well.

Which courses offer Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

SI is typically offered for the following courses:

  • BIOL 191
  • ECON 205

How does Supplemental Instruction work?

SI leaders attend class with students currently enrolled in courses that offer SI (see above) each week and host regularly scheduled review sessions.

When and Where is SI Offered? 

SI will be available as a drop-in session for the courses listed above. Sessions run between Sunday- Thursday based off of the schedule listed below. 

Please note: All schedules are subject to change and will be announced by the SI Leader. 

Supplemental Instruction Schedule

Course Section and Instructor Class Meeting Time
SI Leader SI Session SChedule
BIOL 191-101 (Carpino)    MW: 6-7:15 PM Jeana Roe

T: 5:30-6:30 PM (Science Complex, rm 1330)

W: 2-3 PM (Cook Library, rm 513)

Th: 5:30-6:30 PM (Science Complex, rm 5250)

BIOL 191-003 (Warren) MW: 2-3:15 PM Emma McGaha

M: 10:50-11:40 AM (Cook Library, rm 513)

Th: 3:30-4:30 PM (Science Complex, rm 1330)

F: 11-11:50 AM (Linthicum Hall 0231)

BIOL 191-901 (O'Hare) TTh: 9:30-10:45AM Fatima Khan

S:  3-4 PM (online)

T:  1:30-2:30 PM (online)

Th: 3:30-4:30 PM (online)

ECON 205-001, 002, 003, 004 (Fardanesh)

MWF: 9-9:50 AM

MWF: 11-11:50 AM

MWF: 12-12:50 PM

MWF: 1-1:50 PM

Kyle Bansa

M: 6-7 PM (Cook Library, rm 513)

W: 6-7 PM (Cook Library, rm 513)

Th: 1-2 PM (Cook Library rm 513)