Supplemental Instruction & Tutoring

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SIT, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring, is a hybrid model of the traditional supplemental instruction. The SIT program was created through funding from the Comprehensive Student Success Program (CSSP) grant awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The THECB awarded TWU the initial Comprehensive Student Success Program (CSSP) grant for school year 2012–2013. The program’s achievements have been recognized through the awarding of three additional grants in school years 2013–14 and 2014–15.

The SIT program looks holistically at students for risks which may impede their ability to be successful at TWU. Student support is provided through Course Assistants (CAs) who serve as peer mentors and facilitate mandatory, hybrid supplemental instruction meetings. In addition, students who are at-risk academically, financially, socially, or emotionally meet with the SIT Coordinator to connect with appropriate support services and to discuss strategies to help students overcome their risks. The SIT program makes a positive impact on students, and class averages in course sections supported by SIT are higher than in sections without SIT.

Start your own SIT or SI Program

In addition to providing current information about the SIT program, this site contains the CSSP Toolkit — a guide for institutions that plan to implement supplemental instruction on their campuses. Browse through the site for background information and visit the Toolkit page for downloadable files intended to help establish your own program.


Special thanks to the THECB for the opportunity to develop the highly successful TWU SIT program. Additional thanks to the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), the founders of supplemental instruction (SI) and the home of the International Center for Supplemental Instruction. TWU adapted UMKC’s traditional model of SI to meet the needs of TWU students.

Page last updated 8:55 AM, June 21, 2023