Core Supplemental Instruction (CSI)

Extra Teaching and Assistance Outside the Classroom

Core Supplemental Instruction (CSI) runs concurrent to a respective first-year course. One-hour, evening sessions are led by a proven student facilitator with guidance from respective faculty. Additionally, facilitators are available for 4 hours per week during their Office Hours and produce quick instructional videos. We offer a wider array of subjects, no matter where you are in the Mines curriculum!

Who should attend? Any student…

  • enrolled in respective CSI course(s)
  • looking to increase their understanding of the course material
  • seeking to improve their grades: some past attendees self-reported GPAs of 3.5 or higher!

Why should you attend?

  • A fresh set of practice problems, created and refined by each facilitator and faculty lead
  • No risk: worksheets are not graded
  • Test review sessions are offered on exam weeks
  • Opportunity to ask questions from a proven student leader both during the evening session and during their office hours

What’s the Difference Between Tutoring and CSI?

CSI offerings focus solely on first-year curriculum courses. Accordingly, students who attend sessions and office hours greatly increase their exposure with biology, calculus, chemistry and physics. While in attendance, students work through all new problems and revisit material from class.


Our tutoring services assist with a wider array of course work. Further, students are asked to bring their own problems, questions, or queries to the tutors.

Some students prefer one service over another, some utilize both. No matter the preference, give each a try to see what works best for you!

Contact CASA

Center for Academic Services and Advising
1225 17th St
Golden CO 80401
Corner of 17th St. and Elm

Business Hours
8 am–5 pm

Study Hall Hours
6:30 am–2 am