Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly study sessions offered for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. Students who attend three or more SI sessions typically earn a 0.5 letter grade higher than students who do not attend.
SI sessions are:
- Free, voluntary and open to all students
- An opportunity to improve understanding of material and course grades
- An excellent way to meet other people in your class
- Guided by an SI Leader who has taken the course and is prepared to share what they learned and how to study. The leader attends the class and works in close association with the instructor so that sessions are relevant to the material covered
SI Office Hours
Check with your SI Leader for dates and locations of your SI Office Hours. For questions about SI Office Hours, please call the SI Office at 225-578-6757 or refer to your course Moodle page.
SI Office Hours are a chance for students to get additional assistance from the SI leader and receive further clarifications on topics, go over concepts which they are struggling with, or ask more specific questions which they may not have been addressed during the session. This provides students an opportunity to get more detail on a topic, ask about test preparation or study skills, and get individualized attention from their leader.
SI Office Hours held in LSU Library 141-C have limited seating due to room capacity. Scheduling an appointment through TracCloud is the best way to guarantee your spot. Walk-ins are also accepted if seating allows.
SI Leaders can also provide online SI Office Hours through Zoom. Students can request Zoom Office Hours directly to their SI Leader.
Need assistance scheduling SI Office Hours?
See the How To Guide.
Summer 2023 Supplemental Instruction Schedule
Accessibility Note: Below is an interactive dashboard displaying the Supplemental Instruction schedule with options to filter by "Course" or "Instructor". If you are unable to access this content, please contact the Shell Tutorial Center at 225-578-6757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: CHEM 2262 will be offered as blend of SI and group tutoring. Sessions will include some aspects of SI sessions and provide more flexibility for participants to steer the discussion to the topics they want.
SI is supported by the College of Science, College of Business, College of Human Sciences and Education, College Humanities & Social Sciences, Manship College of Mass Communication, Honors College, Science Residential College, and Business Residential College.
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Interested in becoming an SI leader?
Supplemental Instruction leaders are responsible for organizing additional study sessions to aid students in learning course material.