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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is a peer-facilitated group discussion associated with collaborative learning. It is not tutoring. The SI Leader is a facilitator who has taken the subject and will disseminate course material to help students succeed.

Research shows that students that attend SI sessions increase the probability of earning a better grade. These sessions are free of charge and provide the students with alternative avenues for learning; such as collaborative thinking, social skills, and address individual learning styles. SI review sessions are informal, so bring your notes, your textbooks, and your questions.

This information is also available on the STEM website.

 

View the summer 2017 SI schedulepdf

 

Benefits

  • Students
    1. Students who attend SI sessions discover appropriate application of study strategies, such as note taking, organization, etcetera.
    2. SI Resources provided by STEM Student Success Center:
      • Laptops
      • SI session materials and resources
      • Course textbooks
      • SI planning resources
    3. Classroom facilitated sessions provided by SI Leader
    4. Better competence of classroom material
  • SI Leaders
    1. Are students who have demonstrated competence in course or approved comparable course
    2. Disseminate material to derive a better grade for the student
    3. Become better facilitators and mentors
    4. Assist students in passing courses you have already taken
    5. Must be requested by faculty and approved by SI Program staff

 

Contact Us

Location:

Science & Technology building, Room 151

Email:

mvc-SIprogram@mvc.edu