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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.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Richard Jacobson 101 Edith Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. AIC 224
Richard Jacobson 103 Edith Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. AIC 224
Richard Jacobson 107 Edith Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. AIC 224
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Danielle Palow 109 Diego Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. BLK 217
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Jontathan Marinez 105 Ramiro Tuesday & Wednesday 1-2 p.m. BLK 219
Rebekah Arenaz Kirby 108 Dominique Wednesdays 2:25-3:15 p.m. BLK 204
Rebekah Arenaz Kirby 109 Dominique Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. PLG 214
Rebekah Arenaz Kirby 111 Dominique Tuesdays 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. PLG 214
Rebekah Arenaz Kirby 113 Dominique Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. BLK 204
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Janet Carrillo 101 Madison Guerra Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m. & Friday 12-1 p.m. PLG 214
CWT 209
Omar Ramirez 102 Airam Bernal Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & Thursday 2:30-3:30 p.m. CWT 210
BLK 204
Omar Ramirez 107 Airam Bernal Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m. & 
Friday 12-1 p.m.
CWT 210
Omar Ramirez 110 Luisa Villarreal Friday 1-2 p.m. BLK 223
Monica Chavez 112 Madison Guerra Wednesday & Thursday 3-4 p.m. PLG 214
Monica Chavez 114 Joanna Botello Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. BLK 205
Monica Chavez 120 Luisa Villarreal Wednesday 1-2 p.m. BLK 223
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Alma Jasso 102 Jose Bernal Brosig Monday 12-1 p.m.
Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
BLK 222
Omar Ramirez 104 Jose Bernal Brosig Monday 12-1 p.m. 
Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
BLK 222
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Alma Jasso 101 Jose Bernal Brosig Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Friday 12-1 p.m.
BLK 222
Monica Chavez 102 Joanna Friday 10:30-11:30 a.m. BLK 223
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Alma Jasso 102 Jose Bernal Brosig Wednesday 1-2 p.m.
Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m.
BLK 222
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Mustafa Al Lail 1L1 Erick Tuesday 3-4 p.m. CWT 113
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Mustafa Al Lail 102 Erick Tuesday 3-4 p.m. CWT 113
Table with SI Information
Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Mustafa Al Lail 1L1 Erick Tuesday 3-4 p.m. CWT 113
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Mustafa Al Lail 102 Erick Tuesday 3-4 p.m. CWT 113
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Teresa Scott 103 Ross Tuesday & Thursday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. BLK 219
Sharity Nelson 109 Ashley Wednesday 1-2 p.m.
Thursday 12-1 p.m.
PLG 214

Jonathan Martinez 116 Ramiro Tuesday & Wednesday 1-2 p.m. BLK 219
Hanan Saadi 117 Carolina V Friday 10:40-11:40 a.m. CWT 209
Teresa Scott 118 Ross Tuesday & Thursday 11 a.m. -12 p.m. BLK 219
Loren Higbee 121 Carolina V Tuesay & Thursday 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. CWT 209
William Nolen 123 Alexandra Friday 2:30-3:30 p.m. PLG 214
Trishia Briones 124 Alexandar Tuesday & Thursday 10-11 a.m. PLG 214
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Billy Cryer 105 Ross Tuesday & Thursday 1-2 p.m. BLK 219
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Paul Neimeyer 101 Sonya Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday 1-2 p.m.
BLK 220
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
William Nolen 104 Ashley Tuesday 1-2 p.m.
Friday 2-3 p.m.
PLG 214
PLG 107
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Jonathan Murphy 104 Sonay Tuesday 1-2 p.m.
Thursday 3-4 p.m.
AIC 127
BLK 104
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Kaitlyn Culliton 162 Sonya Tuesday 3-4 p.m.
Thursday 1-2 p.m.
BLK 104
AIC 127
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Deborah Blackwell 109 Pablo Tuesday 2:30-3:30 p.m. BLK 219
Deborah Blackwell 111 Pablo Tuesday 2:30-3:30 p.m. BLK 219
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Juan Gonzalez 102 Alfredo Wednesday 12-1 p.m. CWT 205
Judy Gutierrez 105 Carolina R Monday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
BLK 222
BLK 219
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Judy Gutierrez 101 Yelenis Tuesday 2-3 p.m. PLG 107
Judy Gutierrez 109 Yelenis Tuesday 2-3 p.m. PLG 107
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Judy Gutierrez 104 Diego Tuesday 9-10 a.m. BLK 207
Judy Gutierrez 106 Diego Tuesday 9-10 a.m. BLK 207
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Norma Saikali 101 Virginia Monday 2:30-3:30 p.m. BLK 220
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Jude Galbraith 103 Virginia Friday 1-2 p.m. BLK 114
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Faculty Section SI Leader SI Session Day & Time Location
Juan Hinojosa 101 Olufemi Monday 7-8 p.m. BLK 219


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academicsupport@tamiu.edu 

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Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 10 p.m.

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