The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program is a course specific support service offered through Student Academic Support to Purdue Northwest students. SI is often available in historically difficult undergraduate level courses and aimed at helping students succeed in these classes.
- Supplemental Instruction is FREE for all Purdue Students
- No Appointment Necessary – Just Show Up at the Session
- SI Leaders Attend Lectures with You – Ask them for More Information
Role of Supplemental Instruction Leader
SI Leaders are students who have successfully completed the course with a B or better and have been recommended by the professors to provide assistance to those enrolled in the class. The SI Leaders take on the role of model students while being employed to attend class sessions again. They take lecture notes, complete the assigned reading and homework. They are expected to meet weekly with the professor to ensure that the material covered and discussed in the SI session aligns with the professor’s presentation of the information. SI Leaders facilitate pre-planned, interactive review sessions a minimum of twice a week. These sessions engage students with creative approaches to learning such as game playing, peer-teaching, or practicing homework problems.
Benefits of Supplemental Instruction
Students who attend SI sessions gain a greater understanding of the material and improve their academic skills. National and on-campus studies have shown that students who utilize SI on a regular basis average between a half and a full letter grade higher than students who do not attend SI sessions.
Spring 2019 SI Courses & Sessions
Are you a professor that would like to recommend a student be an SI Leader?
If you are a professor and would like to recommend a student to be an SI Leader, please complete the Recommend a Student to be a Tutor or SI Leader Form