Supplemental Instruction (SI) - free help

Any journalism student is encouraged to attend Supplemental Instruction (SI), which is offered as both weekly small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring. Whether you're working for an A or a C, SI can help.

SI began at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973 and is a model of peer-assisted learning now practiced at more than 1,500 institutions in 29 countries. SI targets historically difficult courses and offers free sessions to all students on a voluntary basis. Sessions are led by students — known as SI leads — who previously completed the courses successfully. These sessions are collaborative and integrate course content and study skills with information.

We know SI works for journalism classes. Based on a yearlong study (2018-2019), no Reporting student who attended SI at least twice failed, and those who attended more sessions experienced additional gains (i.e., an increase of more than 10 points on their final exam — that's at least a one-letter grade increase). Additionally, students who participated in SI reported an increased sense of community within the department, and 70% of students would sign up again.

Fall 2020 SI schedule
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Chris Ramirez
                 3:30 – 5 p.m., Paisley Trent
Tuesdays: 1 – 2 p.m., Chris Ramirez
                 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Paisley Trent
Wednesdays: 1 – 2 p.m., Paisley Trent
                       3:30 – 5 p.m., Paisley Trent
                       5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Chris Ramirez
Thursdays: 1 – 2 p.m., Chris Ramirez

Please email journalismsi@sfsu.edu in order to request a Zoom link.