All 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 integrate WHAT to learn with HOW to learn. For this reason, SI is the preferred support option for courses in which it is offered. Individual Peer Tutoring is NOT generally available for courses in which an SI is available without approval from the Director of the Academic Resource Hub. The SI schedule for each semester may be found here:

Spring 2019 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 the 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 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.

Spring 2019 Mentored Study Groups

Drop in Labs

Drop in Labs are offered as either a component of the Supplemental Instruction Program or as a stand-along support resources for certain courses. Drop in Labs are staffed by SI Leaders and advanced peer tutors who have been trained to assist student 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 schedule of Drop In labs may be found here:

 Fall 2018 Drop In Schedule


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.

In order to request a tutor please complete the Tutor Request Form.

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, location, and services.
  • Math – The math department runs a free tutoring service for students in Math 125, 141, 161, 162, and 263. Drop in for help at Pardee 218. Visit Calculus Cavalry for days and times.
  • All other requests – If your tutoring needs do not fall into one of the categories listed above, please complete the Tutor Request Form or email