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UT Tyler Academic Support

UT Tyler Office of Academic Support

Mission Statement     

The mission of the Office of Academic Support is to provide support programs for students that will improve individual performance and academic achievement through a variety of peer tutoring programs as well as communities of learners who are grouped together by major of interests. These programs exist primarily to provide academic support and social integration to undergraduate students in core curriculum courses.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are voluntary, regularly scheduled study groups that support some of UT Tyler's more difficult courses. Courses are identified in the course schedule each semester and study sessions are led by faculty-identified students who have previously completed the courses successfully and are trained to facilitate sessions. Information on successful note taking, study strategies, test preparation along with course content are emphasized within the SI sessions. UT Tyler students who have participated in SI sessions have consistently demonstrated improved grades as well as course completion success.

For more information about Supplemental Instruction please call 903.565.5567 or email

Student Learning Communities (SLC)

Student Learning Communities (SLCs) are available in the fall semester for first-time freshman and are composed of small groups of students with a common major or interest who take classes and a Freshman Year Experience class together. The supportive environment created in these learning communities brings students, faculty, staff, and peer mentors together to promote academic and social success. Freshman may register for learning communities while registering for fall classes with Academic Advising.

For more information about Student Learning Communities please call 903.565.5676 or email

PASS Tutoring Center

The PASS (Patriot Academic Success Services) Tutoring Center is a free walk-in tutoring center, with an individual appointment option, for current UT Tyler students. Support for 28 courses is being offered in a variety of subjects. Those chosen for coverage are selected because of their historically high failure and withdrawal rates at UT Tyler.

The Free Tutoring Schedule can be accessed by following this link.

For more information please call 903.565.5964 or email