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 (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!

  • Do you have experience in tutoring or 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?
  • CLICK HERE FOR THE SI LEADER APPLICATION FORM

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 FALL 2014 courses that include an SI section

Upcoming Events

August 12 and 13, 2014, Supplemental Instruction Training for SI Leaders

August 12, 2014 Supplemental Instruction Training for Faculty, SI Leaders, and Staff

Contact Us:

Michael Urquidez 
Interim Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
(650)738-7136 
urquidezm@smccd.edu

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

 

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