Supplemental Instruction


Get Help With a Tough Course and Beyond

Supplemental Instruction (SI) at TCC can do more than help you just pass a class. Our goal is to help you master it, so you can move forward with a solid foundation of understanding, all the while improving your grades.

SI helped me do more than simply get a good grade, it helped me to gain mastery of the material.”

Supplemental Instruction student


How it works

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions open to students taking difficult courses who want to better their understanding of course materials and improve their grades. SI is not just for students who are struggling, but for every student.

Participation is voluntary, free, and open to all students taking courses supported by SI.

What can I expect?

  • SI can help you develop essential academic and learning skills
  • SI sessions begin early in the quarter to prevent a potentially challenging course from becoming overwhelming
  • SI leaders direct collaborative learning exercises that encourage students to take responsibility for processing course content
  • SI participants typically earn higher final course grades and withdraw less than those who don’t participate

How do I know if I’m taking an eligible course?

SI is available in specific courses at TCC. To find out if your course is supported by SI, check under “Course Attributes” in the course listing. For more information, visit us in the SI Center in Bldg. 19 or contact, Elmira Utz, Supplemental Instruction Program Coordinator.

Get paid to help your fellow students

This is a paid leadership position with a time commitment of 8-12 hours per week. Qualified applicants will have a desire to facilitate the learning of their fellow students, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a strong recommendation from an instructor in the discipline they are supporting, and previous completion of the course they support with a 3.0 or better.

To apply, visit Careers at TCC and select the job title Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader – Pool.