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Supplemental Instruction


What is Supplemental Instruction? 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is geared to assist students succeed in historically difficult courses, integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn” through FREE weekly SI sessions.

These sessions are led by trained SI leaders who have mastered course content in previous semesters and use collaborative activities to foster student success. Students are encouraged to attend as many as they would like; moreover, statistics show on average that the more students attend SI, the better their grades


Benefits of regularly attending SI:

  • improve your grades by one-half to a full letter grade
  • learn effective study and time management skills
  • review relevant material before quizzes and exams


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How do I know if SI is offered in my course?

An SI Leader will introduce SI to your class the first week of the semester; in addition, the SI Leader will make regular announcements and send messages through Blackboard. Keep an eye out for these messages as SI Leaders schedule special review sessions or change time to meet your needs!

You can also see the SI schedule per semester below. Check back periodically for changes and check your Blackboard Messages for updates from your SI Leader. 

If your class is not listed below, do not worry, you can visit our tutors for one-on-one tutoring!

For location, I see Blackboard Collaborate. What does that mean?

Currently, all SI sessions are being held virtually through Blackboard Collaborate. This is to ensure we are following CDC guidelines and practicing social distancing.

You will be able to attend the virtual SI sessions from the comfort of your home. Your SI Leader will share a Collaborate link via Blackboard messages. All you have to do is to connect at the scheduled times. During the virtual SI sessions, you can ask questions, work on problems, and chat with fellow classmates and SI Leader about course content.

Need help contacting your SI Leader, please email our SI Program Coordinator, Jennipher Ambrose, at jennipher.ambrose@tamiu.edu.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Angel Pacheco 201 Maria Davila Monday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. BLK 206
Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Richard Jacobson 201 Edith Garza Tuesday 2-3 p.m. PLG 201
Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Mustafa Al Lail 2L1 Erick Cervantes Monday & Wednesday 3-5 p.m. CWT 116
Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Judith Rigal McCann 213 Sonya Anzaldua Tuesday & Thursday 4-5 p.m. BLK 201
Sharity Nelson 223 Ashley Hernandez Monday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
BLK 221
Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Kaitlyn Culliton 260 Gabrielle Prather Wednesday 3-4 p.m. BLK 205
Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Donovan Weight 201 Edith Garza Tuesday 4-5 p.m. PLG 106
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Deborah Blackwell 201 Pablo Rangel Tuesday & Thursday 10-11 a.m. BLK 223
Donovan Weight 202 Pablo Rangel Monday & Wednesday 3-4 p.m. BLK 223
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Judy Gutierrez 201 Carolina Rizzi Tuesday & Thursday 12-1 p.m. BLK 222
Charles Whitfield 207 Ruby Hernandez Wednesday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PLG 201
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Charles Whitfield 202 Ruby Hernandez Wednesday 4-5 p.m. BLK 210
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Miguel San Miguel 203 Alfredo Tello Wednesday 2-3 p.m. BLK 223
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Juan Gonzalez 204 Orlando Reyes Monday & Wednesday 1-2 p.m. BLK 204
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Miguel San Miguel 201 Carolina R Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. BLK 222
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Miguel San Miguel 201 Julian Miranda Thursday 2-3 p.m. BLK 114
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Mayra Pliego 201 Calixto Cerna Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. BLK 104
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Jude Galbraith 203 Virginia Sotelo Thursday 7-8 p.m. PLG 114
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Jude Galbraiht 201 Orlando Reyes Tuesday & Thursday 2-3 p.m. BLK 225


ACE - Academic Support 
Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 203 & 205
956.326.2884 & 956.326.4ACE (4223)
academicsupport@tamiu.edu 

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 6 p.m. 

ACE - Advising & Retention
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 222
956.326.2886
advising@tamiu.edu  

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.