Supplemental Instruction


Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a non-remedial approach to learning that supports students towards academic success by integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn.”

SI consists of regularly scheduled voluntary out-of-class group study sessions driven by students’ needs. Sessions are facilitated by trained Peer Leaders who utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interaction in small groups.

During SI sessions students compare notes, discuss readings, develop study skills and predict test questions. 

SI is implemented in high-risk courses in consultation with academic staff and supported and evaluated by a trained supervisor. 

SI is a free service and recommended to all students. 

Contact an SI leader to find out when the next session for your module is scheduled.



SI Leaders

SI Online 

SI Online is a new SADS initiative to render support in selected courses to students at a distance or on-line to on-campus students who are not able to attend regular scheduled SI sessions. Distance students are seeking intellectual connections and community and face challenges that can be effectively addressed through SI at the various off-campus centres either through SI Peer Leaders engaging with them at the off-campus centres or via on-line mode from the University.


Contact details for more information

Mafikeng Campus

Mittah Maleno Magodielo
+27 (0)18 389 2381
Building A3, Block D, Office G86



Potchefstroom Campus

Charl Nel
+27 (0)18 299 2902
Building E8, Room K19

Vaal Triangle Campus

Diné du Preez
+ 27(0)16 910 3311
Building 13, Room SL309
Jani Kuhn
+ 27 (0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 302