The CARES labs will continue to serve students this Fall 2021 semester by providing on-campus and remote one-click zoom tutoring with NVC tutors

Monday-Thursday from 9am-8pm and Fridays: 9:00-2:00PM

Click Here to Access The College English Lab Tutors

Or visit us on campus in JH 216 (College Writing Lab), JH 110 (Supplemental Instruction for English), or RLC 205 (Advocacy Center)

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at if you need any assistance or would like to make an appointment.



Supplemental Instruction for English (SI)

Lab Hours of Operation:Northwest Vista Supplemental Instruction English

Due to COVID-19 All Supplemental Instruction Sessions will be held via Zoom in Canvas. Please contact your SI for more information.

Location: Juniper Hall 110 or ZOOM

The Supplemental Instruction for English lab is located on the first level of Juniper Hall in room JH-110. Please come by and let us know how we can help you with your English classes. The lab is open to all students who are enrolled in a course with the SI component.

Supplemental Instruction (SI):

SI is a peer-to-peer resource for students in our 1301 ++ and 1301 + English courses and is designed to provide students with added assistance. We hold weekly SI sessions which bring students together in a collaborative effort. During these sessions, students will compare notes, discuss readings and work together to solve complicated issues related to the course. Each session is guided by an SI Leader who are current or recent students that have previously succeeded in the course and who are interested in helping students grow in the subject area. SI is not meant to replace the actual course but is designed to provide added assistance in historically difficult courses. Our SI Leaders also provide one on one tutoring for students who need personalized assistance.

SI is...

  • A safe place where students can ask questions.
  • A free resource for all students whose class participates in the program.
  • A great way to collaborate and grow as a student.
  • Backed by research and has been shown to help students succeed.

SI is not...

  • One on one tutoring.
  • Intended to replace your English course.    
  • Similar to a traditional classroom.
  • Possible without eager students who are willing to discuss and share.

Students Should...

  • Come prepared (Bring notes, textbooks, writing paper and a positive attitude.)
  • Be ready to hold respectful conversations with fellow students.
  • Not expect a lecture.
  • Attend as many English classes as humanly possible.

Meet our SI Leaders:


Caitlin Gaitan      Caitlin Gaitan

Caitlin graduated from Northwest Vista in 2014 with an arts degree with a focus in English. She then earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Texas A&M-San Antonio. Recently, Caitlin graduated from UTSA with a Master's of English. She has been an SI Leader at NVC since the summer of 2018. She is also crazy good at video games. Ask her!





Katy Glass           Katy Glass

Katy is one of our newest SI Leaders but helped in the SI Lab last fall as a tutor. As an undergraduate at UTSA, she was employed as an SI Leader for physics. Katy has a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston, and a Bachelor's degree in English from UTSA. She is also the author of a very popular mommy blog.





Hali Browning      Hali Browning

Hali Browning graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Northwest Vista College and hopes to transfer into the cyber security program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In her free time, Hali works as a mentor for a competitive high school robotics program. She enjoys fighting with vector art programs, drinking inhuman amounts of black coffee, and consuming graphic novels at an alarming rate.


All SI sessions will be held on zoom via zoom links posted in your courses.
English Courses with
the SI Component
SI Sessions
(All times subject to change. Check with SI Leader for more info.)
           Office/Tutoring Hours   (JH-110)  
Instructor: Marisela Barrera 
ENGL 1301 Plus
SI Leaders: Ali Rizvi and Hali Browning







Instructor: Britt Benshetler
ENGL 1301 Mega Plus
SI Leader: Katy Glass


Instructor: Cluster Byars
ENGL 1301 Mega Plus
SI Leaders: Lauren Revel, Caitlin Gaitan, and Henry Williams



Instructor: Valerie Gomez
ENGL 1301 Mega Plus
SI Leader: and Henry Williams



Instructor: Natalia Trevino
ENGL 1301 Mega Plus
SI Leader: Katy Glass
Instructor: Vicki Lynton
INRW 0420
SI Leaders: Lauren Revel, Hali Browning, and JoAnn Martinez




Student Testimonials:

From Spring 2020

  • I really appreciate all the extra help during this COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you so much.
  • I will miss her and thank you for all your help
  • I like that the SI was very clear in addressing areas to me and making it simple and helpful to understand points I would miss or have trouble getting through. I appreciate the time for helping all of us.
  • Thank You for taking the time to work with us and making an effort to meet us each where were at and helping us understand what was being taught to improve and learn. At the end of the day, we all learn differently and we are all at different levels and comprehend differently. So
  • Thank You to our SI for being understanding and helping us through remote learning.

Northwest Vista Supplemental Instruction English