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Supplemental Instruction


Online Supplemental Instruction

Note: For the Spring 2021 semester, all SI Sessions will be held online via Zoom. Office Hours will be held in-person in Allen B39

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.

Online SI sessions are hosted on Zoom. In order to participate in online SI sessions, you will need speakers and a high speed internet connection. Participation in online SI sessions can occur through the Zoom chat features or with a webcam/microphone.

The Zoom link for Online SI will be available on your course's Moodle page. 


International Center for Supplemental Instruction Certified Program logoSI 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
  • Available in numerous subjects. View details related to your course.



Supplemental Instruction 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 Shell Tutorial Center at 225-578-6757 or refer to your course syllabus or 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 Allen B39 will have limited capacity due to LSU physical distancing guidelines. Scheduling an appointment through TutorTrac is the best way to guarantee your spot.

Schedule SI Office Hours

Once logged-into TutorTrac to schedule SI Office Hours, if you have accessibility issues, please use the mobile experience.


Spring 2021 Supplemental Instruction Schedule

Spring 2021 Supplemental Instruction Schedule Coming Soon

SI is supported by the College of Science, The College of Business, and the College Humanities & Social Sciences.

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

See the LSU Campus Map for building location information. 


Interested in becoming an SI leader?

Supplemental Instruction leaders are responsible for organizing additional study sessions to aid students in learning course material.




Main Office
B-31 Coates
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Shell Tutorial Center
141B LSU Library
M-Th: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

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