Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program
Luis Barrueta, M.S.
What is Supplemental Instruction?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students enrolled in selected courses. At El Camino College and other institutions of higher learning throughout the country, the SI method has been proven to help increase student understanding of course material and raise grades.Attendance at SI sessions is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Students have an opportunity to compare notes, discuss important concepts, and take practice tests before taking the graded exam. Students will also increase their
strategies for test-taking, studying and learning.
An SI Coach facilitates the SI sessions. The Coach is a student who has a high level of verified course knowledge and is trained in group facilitation.
What's in it for you, the student?
If you attend SI sessions regularly, chances are much higher that you will earn a better grade than if you did not attend. You will develop a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways to learn the course material. This will help you to be a more successful learner in your other classes as well. Through attending SI sessions you can also develop friendships with your peers and have a stronger connection to the El Camino College community.