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What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly peer-facilitated review sessions designed for students to review course material outside of the classroom. The SI program targets historically difficult courses, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Calculus, American Sign Language (to name only a few).

At each SI session, you will be guided through your course material by an SI leader who has previously taken the course. SI leaders are selected by our DSC professors based on their content understanding and leadership skills. They make sure sessions are both engaging and interactive.

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Faculty and SI

SI is a series of weekly review sessions where an SI leader will host and lead study sessions in content that is specific to your course. The SI leader is a student of your choice who will work closely with you to develop content and materials.  

Please contact Adriana Paiva at for more information about SI or to request SI for your course(s). 

Is SI only offered at DSC?

No! It is a nationally (and even internationally) recognized program with a track record of success. It all started at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 1973. Click here to read more.

(SI) Current Courses

Courses Supported Spring 2023

Anatomy & Physiology I (BSC1085)
Anatomy & Physiology II (BSC1086)
Biology I (BSC1010)
General Chemistry I (CHM1045)
Intermediate Algebra (MAT1033)
College Algebra (MAC1105)
Calculus II (MAC2312)
American Sign Language I (ASL2140)
American Sign Language II (ASL2150)
Elementary Spanish I (SPN1120)
Elementary Spanish II (SPN1121)