Supplemental Instruction is a fun, engaging academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions to get students learning together in creative ways. Developed at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1973, SI is used at more than 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

APU’s SI program pairs SI leaders who are “near-peers“ (highly trained students who have recently taken the class and done well) with students enrolled in classes with high D, F, or W rates. The SI leader attends lecture with the students, consults weekly with the course’s professor, and leads SI sessions 2-3 times per week that utilize interactive, multimodal strategies combined with effective study techniques to help students understand the most important concepts being taught in class.


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