Here at El Camino College, we empower students to become successful learners every step of the way.
Supplemental instruction 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 SI Coach is a peer who has a high level of verified course knowledge and is trained in group facilitation.
"The SI sessions helped me to understand the class material much better, which showed on my performance on exams. I think anyone who has not taken advantage of SI workshops is missing out on a great opportunity."
There are many benefits to students who utilize supplemental instruction support, some of which include: