Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

The Office of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction is a peer academic assistance program that helps ENMU students achieve academic success.

Tutoring assists students by providing one-on-one, need-specific academic help. Tutoring sessions, by appointment, are recommended although walk-in requests are available in the Student Success Center-the Alley in the CUB.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) assists students by providing regularly scheduled, out-of-class study sessions. SI sessions are open to all class members and welcome all students in the course. Sessions focus on content and learning/study skills strategies. Consult the SI leader in your class to find out when sessions are offered.

To schedule a one-on-one tutoring session use our online scheduling or call us at 575.562.2286.


What's the difference between tutoring and supplemental instruction?



Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • Identifies and helps individual students who need additional assistance

  • Identifies historically difficult classes and provide group learning sessions with a trained leader
  • Works with students one on one as well as in groups

  • Works with students in a group
  • Tutoring sessions are conducted by a peer tutor

  • SI sessions are conducted by an SI Leader who is also present in class with the students
  • Students schedule appointments to meet with a tutor

  • SI Leaders set specific sessions times that anyone in the course can attend
  • Tutors are trained and certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)

  • SI Leaders are trained in study skills and understanding differences in learning styles
  • Tutors are chosen based on academic performance and professor recommendation

  • SI Leaders are appointed by the Professor based on academic performance
  • Provides need based assistance to students

  • Provides on-going assistance to the student throughout the semester
  • Focuses on assisting student to understand course content

  • Focuses on content, learning/study strategies, and internalization of course content
  • Promotes independent learning and individual confidence

  • Promotes student interaction and mutual support

Goals of Tutoring Program:

Goals of the SI Program:

  • Facilitate student success
  • Resolve immediate academic crises
  • Help students improve their academic performance
  • Keeps students in college, improving retention rates


Contact Us

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

ENMU Station 38
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

(Visit us in the Student Success Center-the Alley in the CUB)