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Supplemental Instruction

UTC partners with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to ensure students are aware of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Active Learning Assistants (ALA) schedules. These sessions prove to be valuable to students needing extra support in rigorous courses.

What is supplemental instruction? Supplemental Instruction provides academic support for students in large, required, and/or challenging courses. Faculty members collaborate with the SI Coordinator to identify potential SI Leaders for their courses. SI Leaders are undergraduate students who have taken the course before and done well. Each SI Leader works with a specific course. The SI Leaders attend lectures, participate in class activities, and serve as model students for their peers. SI Leaders also hold regular study sessions outside of class to help students develop study skills and master the course content. Learn about supplemental instruction.

Who are active learning assistants? The Active Learning Assistant program supports Active Learning Assistants (ALAs), faculty, and students by helping faculty create engaging, collaborative, and student-centered learning environments. ALAs are undergraduate students who meet with faculty members for weekly preparation sessions to promote active learning in their courses. These preparation sessions provide valuable feedback for faculty, allowing the ALA and the instructor to bounce ideas back and forth as they prepare for the next week. Learn more here.

See the schedules and additional information about these sessions below.  

Supplemental instruction (SI) 

Active learning assistance (ALA) 

Departmental Tutoring

UTC strives to provide students with the support needed. If UTC’s tutorial supports don’t fit the students’ needs, we have worked to gather a list of all the other tutoring resources available to students. UTC regularly updates the list below.



Department of Accounting Tutoring
Mode: In person and online
By appointment
Courses: Assists with ACCTNG 2400, 2410, 3402, 3411, ane 3441
Learn more by emailing tutor Faye at fem27y@umystem.edu


College of Nursing Tutoring
Mode: In person and online
Location: MSC Fireside Lounge, Seton Hall Ground Floor Study Lounge, and Zoom
Courses: Assists with BIOL 1012, 1131, 1141, and 1162 (general biology, anatomy and physiology, and general microbiology)
Learn more


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Tutoring
Location: Zoom/Canvas
Courses: Assists with CHEM 1052, 1062, 1111, 1121, 2612, 2622, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and quantitative analysis
Learn more

College of Nursing Tutoring
Mode: In person and online (drop in)
Location: MSC Fireside Lounge and Zoom
Courses: Assists with CHEM 1052
Learn more

Computer Science

Department of Computer Science Tutoring
Mode: In person and online (drop in or by appointment)
Location: ESH 316 and Zoom/Email
Course: Assists with CMP SCI 1250, 2250, 2261, 2700, 2750, 3010, 3130, as well as selected additional courses based on availability
Learn more

Engineering (Joint Engineering Program)

McKelvey Engineering Tutoring*
Note: this resource is not directly affiliated with the University of Missouri—St. Louis
Learn more


UMSL Writing Center
Mode: In person and online by appointment
Location: SSB 222, Zoom, Email
Courses: Assists undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty
Learn more


Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Mode: In person and online by appointment
Courses: ENT 3100
Learn more by emailing Jacob Warner at jkwnpt@umsl.edu


Math Academic Center
Location: SSB 222, Zoom
Courses: Assists with basic math through calculus, MATH 1105, and MATH 1320
Learn more


College of Nursing Tutoring
Mode: Online
Location: Zoom
Courses: Assists with NURSE 1000, 1050, 2000, 2050, 3000, 3010, 3020, 3040
Hours: Friday 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Zoom: Learn more


Department of Physics and Astronomy Tutoring
Mode: In person and online by appointment
Location: 328 Benton Hall and Zoom
Email Marlie Mollett @ mlmb7y@mail.umsl.edu
Courses: Assists with physics from 1001 to 2112


UTC Psych Stats Tutoring

Mode: In-person (Stadler Hall, Room 125) and online

In-person hours from 11:00-12:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays; online tutoring Thursdays from 6:00-7:30.

Department of Psychology Tutoring
Mode: Online only (drop in or by appointment)
Location: Zoom
Courses: Assists with most psychology courses, including PSYCH 2201 (Psychological Statistics)
Learn more

Questions? Call us at 314.516.6807 or email us at tutoring@umsl.edu.


NetTutor provides students with flexible online support. Undergraduate students are encouraged to use this service if they need online support at any time of the day; some subject areas are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No appointment is needed to receive NetTuor assistance. Students view the schedule online to identify the days and times the assistance they need is offered. To access NetTutor, students need to visit Canvas and complete the following steps:

  1. Log into Canvas with your UMSL SSO and password.
  2. Click on the course on your homepage labeled Canvas Online Course Overview (or any course you have Canvas access to).
  3. Find the link that says NetTutor in the navigation sidebar on the left.
  4. Click the tile with the subject area of your choice.
  5. Follow the online directions

NetTutor is offered on a first come, first served basis. Most of the time, a tutor will virtually immediately; however, there can be wait times of up to 20 minutes.  If multiple students are needing assistance from the same tutor, NetTutor will limit the session time. If students still need additional assistance after that session, they can wait for additional turns. If students are needing long-term assistance, they are encouraged to request Paired Peer Tutoring.

Questions? Call us at 314.516.6807 or email us at tutoring@umsl.edu.


Please see our list of non-tutorial resources for UMSL students.

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