Academic Support

Office of Academic Support

Mission Statement

About Academic Support

The purpose 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 and mentoring programs. These programs exist primarily to help mold students into independent learners and aid in the development of effective study habits that will enhance overall academic success. 

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly peer-assisted study sessions designed to support students in courses which have consistently proven to be difficult (high failure and withdrawal rates). Many freshman and sophomore level classes, especially in the math and science areas, are among those supported through SI.

The weekly study sessions are guided by an SI leader who is a current UT Tyler student and who has previously been successful in the class they are supporting. These leaders are given extensive training to be able to lead effective study sessions for the students they serve.

The goal of every session is to focus not only on what students need to learn but also on learning the study skills that are necessary to succeed.

UT Tyler students who participate regularly in SI have higher grades and course completion rates than those who do not participate.  SI is a free service to currently enrolled UT Tyler students. 

For more information about Supplemental Instruction please call 903.565.5549 or email

PASS Tutoring Center

The PASS (Patriot Academic Success Services) Tutoring Center is a free walk-in tutoring centerfor current UT Tyler students. Those chosen for coverage are selected because of their historically high failure and withdrawal rates at UT Tyler. To see the courses supported, please visit

The Free Tutoring Schedule can be accessed by following this link.
For more information please call 903.565.5964 or email  


The PASS Tutoring Center is providing students with even more ways to get connected and succeed in classes! Online tutoring for undergraduate UT Tyler courses is now available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Through Upswing, an online tutoring platform, students can connect with professional tutors without having to be present on campus. Upswing services are free to currently enrolled, undergraduate UT Tyler students.

Access Upswing directly here, and find more information about Upswing here. For more information, please  call 903.565.5964 or email  

Our Impact

Here is our Fall 2022-Spring 2023 impact on the undergraduate student body at UT Tyler:


Maximize Your Success

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction is free to all students whose courses are supported. Get help with course content you are stuck on, or sharpen your skills in your courses. Our tutors and SI Leaders are students like you. Come early, come often!

More Information

  • PASS Tutoring Center Schedule

    Free in-person and online tutoring for a variety of chemistry, math, physics, and business courses.

    PTC Schedule
  • SI Session Schedule

    Free weekly SI Sessions - practice what you're learning in class and meet people from your classes!

    SI Session Schedule
  • Upswing

    Free online tutoring - 24/7 tutoring, 100% online for almost all UT Tyler undergraduate courses