Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-led group study to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses - those with high unsuccessful completion rates (D's, F's and W's). SI sessions are facilitated by SI leaders - peer students who have previously completed the targeted course and have demonstrated competency in addition to receiving comprehensive training. Each week, SI leaders offer regularly scheduled SI sessions. During a typical SI session, students engage in collaborative learning, compare and clarify lecture notes, review textbook readings, and discuss key course concepts. SI leaders do not lecture or replicate the work of faculty.

Spring 2014 SI Newsletter

Check out the newsletter for interviews, program updates, and information about SI at Skyline College!

What is an SI Leader?

The role of a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader is to assist the instructor of the parent class in guiding the students towards successful completion of the student learning outcomes of the course. To this end, the SI leader will attend the parent class 2-3 hours per week to see first hand the content, delivery, and emphases of the class. An SI leader is a student group leader, someone who reinforces class concepts, and someone who facilitates students' ability to solve problems.

Interested in being a Supplemental Instruction Leader?

We are always recruiting potential SI leaders!

Spring 2014 courses that include an SI section:

  • ENG 846 - All Accelerated Sections Courses (for Example 93476 ENGL 846 ADX)
  • ENGL 828 - sections AA, AB, AD
  • MTH 811 - Sections AA, AB, AC
  • Math 110 CY
  • Math 120
  • Math 190
  • Career Advancement Academy (Contact CAA Counselor)

Upcoming Events

January 8, Supplemental Instruction Training for SI Leaders

January 9, Supplemental Instruction Training for Faculty, SI Leaders, and Staff

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Contact Us:

David Reed
Learning Center Director
(650)738-7164
reedd@smccd.edu

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