What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic success program offering free, regularly scheduled informal review sessions for traditionally difficult courses.

SI is actually a more intensive type of tutoring. It is designed to assist students improve their academic performance just like normal tutoring; however, supplemental instruction is designed for historically difficult courses with a leader that has successfully completed the course. 

Instructors select SI Leaders to guide study sessions for their specific class sections.  SI leaders also attend current classes with students and often get direct preparation from the instructor.  Supplemental instruction focuses on content, learning/study strategies and internalization of course content.


This a table listing the SI sessions for the fall 2022 semester. For more information, please call 940-397-4461.
Course/Professor Session Information SI Leader
POLS 1333/1433

POLS 1333

Mondays 4-5pm py 100

POLS 1433

Wednesdays 4-5pm PY 100

POLS 1333 & 1433

Thursdays 5-6 pm PY 100

One-to-one tutoring in the Learning Center (1st floor Moffett Library)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3PM



One-on-one tutoring located in the Moffett Library Learning Center (1st floor):

Mondays 2-4 pm

Tuesdays 1-3pm

Wednesdays 2-4pm

Thursdays 1-3pm




Organic Chemistry

Mondays: 12-1 – BO 215

Wednesdays: 9-10 – BO 201

Thursdays: 12-1 – BO 311

Gen Chem 1143

Mondays 11am-12pm – BO 304

Tuesdays 11am-12pm – BO 312

Thursdays 11am-12pm – BO 312

Fridays 4pm-5pm – BO 213

G.O.B. Chem 

Tuesdays 10am-11am – BO 201

Wednesdays 4pm-5pm – BO 213

Thursdays 10am-11am – BO 201

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm – BO 213

CMPS 1063

Supplemental Instruction Sessions in BO 103:

Mondays: 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesdays: 3:00-4:00pm

Wednesdays: 2:30-3:30pm

Thursdays: 4:00-5:00pm


Tutoring Lab in Bolin

Mondays: 3:30-5:00pm

Thursdays: 2:30-4:00pm

Interested in Becoming an SI Leader?

Leader Qualifications
  1. Junior or Senior standing is preferred
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 is preferred; GPA of 3.0 minimum is required.
  3. A grade of 4.0 in the selected course is required unless overwritten by the course professor.
  4. Recommendation/approval by the professor for the course.

To become a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader, please fill out the application below. Be sure to include a faculty reference letter to the end of the application or have the faculty member email ashley.hurst@msutexas.edu

SI Leader Application