Hub services and programs are free to Lafayette students.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a student-led, collaborative learning opportunity available for many academically demanding courses.  Supplemental Instruction is designed to assist students to integrate WHAT to learn with HOW to learn. For this reason, SI is the preferred support option for courses in which it is offered.  The SI course schedule can be found below and in TracCloud.

Spring 2024 Supplemental Instruction Courses

Mentored Study Groups (MSGs)

As a means to provide structured support to second-tier gateway courses, the Mentored Study Group program began in the spring 2015 semester. Since that time it has grown to include specific courses in math, engineering, chemistry, and economics departments.  The MSG model is based on principles that have proven efficacy in enhancing the learning of complex subject matter, increasing understanding of difficult material, instilling confidence in mastery of the material, and improving exam grades. MSGs are facilitated by upper-class students who work closely with course professors to ensure Mentored Study Group leaders are well prepared to explain complex course topics. The MSG schedule by course is listed below and can be found in TracCloud.

Spring 2024 Mentored Study Groups

Drop-in Labs

Drop-in Labs are offered as stand-alone support resources for certain courses. Drop-in Labs are staffed by peer tutors who have been trained to assist students on a one-to-one and many-to-one basis and take place throughout the week. Students may drop in when they have questions about the material or if they require a brief review of an important concept. Tutoring Staff work with students primarily on a one-to-one, first-come, first-serve basis, but may deviate from this model when necessary to address all questions. The Drop-In schedule for courses is available through TracCloud.

Spring 2024 Drop-in Schedule by Department



Individual Peer Tutoring is available for most 100/200 level courses that do not already have a preferred support option available. The Academic Resource Hub also offers peer tutoring for some 300/400 level courses in collaboration with specific faculty.  Tutor availability is posted on the Hub’s support management system TracCloud.

If you experience any issues, please email the Academic Resource Hub at

Visit the TracCloud FAQ  page for step-by-step instructions. 

Other Academic Support/Enrichment Options

Additional specific assistance is available through the following programs that are NOT administered through the Academic Resource Hub.

  • Writing  – Students needing assistance with a writing course or the writing process should visit the College Writing Center.  Visit the College Writing Program for hours, locations, and services.
  • Math – The math department runs a free tutoring service for students in Math 125, 141, 161, 162, and 263.  Visit Calculus Cavalry for more information.
  • All other requests – If your tutoring needs do not fall into one of the categories listed above, please email