Tutors being trained for the Supplemental Instruction program.

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

Tutoring

The Tutoring Program provides students with individualized, one-on-one tutoring or group tutoring in a number of content areas. In general, most lower-division courses, especially those with high rates of failure, have tutoring available for students. Tutors are trained and certified peers who have achieved a grade of at least "B" in the course (taken at Miami University) and who have met other minimum GPA standards.

  • Tutoring is free of charge and available to all Oxford campus students.
  • A fee of $15 will be assessed for missed appointments or appointments canceled less than 2 hours in advance
    • Clients can cancel through TutorTrac outside of 2 hours prior to session with no penalty
    • Students who miss 3 appointments will be ineligible for tutoring until meeting with a Rinella Learning Center staff member
  • Sign-up for tutoring opens during the 1st week of classes (middle to the end of the week)
  • Tutoring appointments begin the 2nd week of classes.
  • Tutoring is not offered at the Tutoring center during Summer terms or during Winter term.
  • Important to Note:
    • A tutor will not directly help students with course assignments, as this would be an academic integrity violation.
    • The tutor can guide a student through the process of an assignment and support the student on the concepts required for the assignment.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an additional layer of academic support for students in specific sections of targeted courses on the Oxford campus. SI offers students a chance to review concepts and content from their classes outside of normal class time. SI sessions take place in a classroom setting, and have trained peer Supplemental Instruction Leaders who have achieved a grade of at least B in the course (taken at Miami University). SI Leaders also attend some sessions of the course they work in and work with the faculty member in the course in order to provide students with review materials that are most meaningful.