Supplemental Instruction

Here at El Camino College, we empower students to become successful learners every step of the way.

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?

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:

  • Increase your chances of earning a higher letter grade.
  • Develop a better understanding of course content.
  • Discover effective ways to learn the course material.
  • Make new friendships with your class peers.
  • Create a stronger connection to the El Camio College community.

Contact Us

Luis Barrueta, M.S.


Lily Santiago-Hernandez       

SI Program Assistant 

310-660-3593  ext. 3456

MBA 329


Luis Villanueva

SI Program Aide 

310-660-3593  ext. 3456

MBA 329

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.