Supplemental Instruction

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What is SI (Supplemental Instruction)?

SI supports students towards academic success by integrating "what to learn" with "how to learn." SI targets traditionally difficult pre-requisite courses and is directly connects to a particular class and corresponding faculty member. During the sessions and office hours you can expect to:
Discuss class materials including reviewing lectures, course readings, and assignments through exam reviews, practice quizzes and discussions
Work in small groups focused on collaboration and interaction with your peers
Review test taking strategies with SI leaders who are familiar with that courses' content and professor's teaching style

How are SI classes selected?

An analysis of “gateway" courses, defined as entry level courses which are requirements for numerous majors, showed a trend of high D, F, W rates ("D" and "F" grades and Withdrawals). These courses usually require large amounts of reading from complex texts, utilize exams that require application and analysis of heavy content, and do not require or record attendance. Many students have difficulty adjusting their current learning strategies to accommodate to this new style of teaching and learning. Large lecture halls and class size often diminishes the opportunity for teacher / student interaction. Supplemental Instruction supports these types of courses.

What is the difference between Sessions and Office Hours?

SI sessions are designed to cover that week's lecture content and occur twice a week, typically for one hour. SI leaders will have a lesson plan and will readdress content covered in class.

Office hours are designed to be more flexible and allow students to drop in with specific questions and occur within the Academic Achievement Center.

What happens during the SI sessions?

Research indicates that students earn higher grades when they work actively with the course material and participate in small groups discussions. Therefore, you should expect the SI sessions to have an informal atmosphere where you and your peers can explore important concepts, review class notes, discuss reading assignments, work practice problems and review effective study skills. These sessions are facilitated by an SI Peer Leader. SI sessions meet consistently at regular scheduled times throughout the week and students can attend as frequently as they like.

Storrs Supplemental Instruction Session Hours:


BIO 1107 for Dr. Abbott: Mondays and Wednesdays with Sophia: 5:30pm-6:30pm in MCHU 302

Tuesdays and Thursdays with Shyam: 5:30pm-6:30pm in SHH 105

BIO 1107 for Dr. Kline:    Mondays and Wednesdays with Vy: 6:30pm- 7:30pm in MCHU 106


MCB 2000 for Dr. Malinoski: Tuesdays and Thursdays with Neha: 6:30pm-7:30pm in MCHU 302

MCB 2400 for Dr. Kratovil: Mondays and Tuesdays with Chris: 7:30pm-8:30pm in MCHU 111



CHEM 1122 For Dr. Aguire: Mondays and Thursdays with Cameron: 5:00pm-6:00pm in AUST 102

CHEM 1125 for Dr. Selampinar: Mondays and Wednesdays with Elena: 7:30pm-8:30pm in MCHU 108

CHEM 1127 for Dr. Cady: Mondays and Wednesdays with Kristen: 6:30pm-7:30pm in MCHU 201

CHEM 1128 for Dr. Cady: Tuesdays and Thursdays with Gabby: 5:30pm-6:30pm in FSB 103.


PNB 2265 for Drs. Krauss & Reddin: Thursdays with Kira: 6:00-7:00pm in MCHU 111



MATH 1070 for Dr. Biro: Tuesdays and Thursdays with Allison: 4:30- 5:30pm in SHH 301

MATH 1131 for Dr. Rizzie: Mondays and Wednesdays with Sam: 6:00-7:00pm in MONT 319


PSYCH 1100 for Dr. Lundquist: Mondays and Wednesdays with Lauren: 5:40pm-6:40pm in BUSN 227


STATS 1100 for Dr. McLaughlin: Mondays and Wednesdays with Olivia: 6:00pm-7:00pm in AUST 108



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Hartford Supplemental Instruction Session Hours:

BIO 1107

BIO 1107 for Dr. Limaye with Yusur:

Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm in HTB 226

Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm in HTB 226


CHEM 1127

CHEM 1127 for Dr. Shah with Yousuf:

Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:00pm in HTB 220

Thursdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm in HTB 145


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Waterbury Supplemental Instruction Session Hours:


BIO 1107 for Dr. Durstin: Tuesdays and Thursdays with Racco: 12:30pm-1:30pm in Room 326



CHEM 1127 for Dr. Hill: Tuesdays and Thursdays with Bendy: 12:30pm-1:30pm in Room 323



PSYCH 1100 for Dr. Wrobel: Wednesdays with Taspiya: 6:15pm-7:15pm in AAC, Room 128



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SI Program Data: Spring 2023

Total Number of Sign Ins: 3,380

  • 76% of students attended up to 4 SI sessions
  • 24% of students attended 5 or more SI sessions
  • 21% of students have a GPA from 2.0-2.99, 69% of students have a GPA from 3.0-3.99, 6% of students have a 4.0 GPA

Classes with SI sessions:

BIOL 1107

CHEM 1122, CHEM 1124, CHEM 1125, CHEM 1128, CHEM 2444

MATH 1060, MATH 1070, MATH 1131, MATH 1132

MCB 2000, MCB 2410

PNB 2265 

PSYC 1100