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Hixson Student Success Center

Supplemental Instruction Groups
SI is available in the Fall and Spring only. Class sections will be listed here.


1432302087_1421249628_Slide2.jpgSupplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. Sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

SI is a “free service” offered to all students in a targeted course. The SI program targets high-risk courses. All students are encouraged to attend SI sessions, as it is a voluntary program. Students with varying levels of academic preparedness and diverse ethnicities can participate.

National data shows that on average students who attend the SI model we use receive half to a full letter grade higher than those who do not attend.

For more information contact our office at 931-372-3553 or email dthorne@tntech.edu.

** The Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center follows the model developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and it is administered by UMKC trained supervisors.