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.

What is an SI Leader?

The role of a Supplemental Instruction leader (SIL) is to assist the instructor of the parent class in guiding the students towards successful completion of the student learning outcomes for 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 serves as a model student, reinforces class concepts, and facilitates students' ability to solve problems.

Interested in being a Supplemental Instruction Leader?

We are always recruiting potential SI leaders!

  • Do you have experience in tutoring? Are you interested in helping other students?
  • Are you a student at Skyline College or another community college?
  • Do you have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above?

Check out the first edition of the Skyline College SI News! Read interviews, learn about program updates, and find information about SI at Skyline College!

CLICK HERE FOR THE Spring 2014 SI Newsletter


CLICK HERE FOR TENTATIVE Spring 2015 courses that include an SI section

Upcoming Events

January 14, 2015, Example SI Training Agenda for SI Leaders

January 15, 2014 Example Training Agenda for Faculty, SI Leaders, and Staff

Contact Us:

Michael Urquidez 
Supplemental Instruction Coordinator

David Reed
Learning Center Director



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