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 2021 SI schedule
Mondays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Chris Ramirez
                  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Matt Faludi
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Chris Ramirez
                  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Matt Faludi
Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Chris Ramirez
                       4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Matt Faludi
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Chris Ramirez
                     4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m., Matt Faludi
Fridays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Chris Ramirez
            

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