Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that utilizes peer assisted study sessions. SI sessions are free, voluntary, and open to the entire student population of a specific course. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, out of class study sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings and concepts, work on handouts, review lecture materials, develop learning and study skills. SI helps “A” students keep their “A” and helps struggling students pull up their grades.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) was first developed by Dr. Deanna Martin at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1973 to address rising dropout rates. By 1981, the SI model was acclaimed as an exemplary program by the US Department of Education. Currently, more and more institutions of higher education, both national and international, offer SI to their students.
SI for English
SI for Mathematics
Contact the Math Learning Center for information at (510) 659-6174.
SI for Other Subjects (Biology, Chemistry, History)
Contact individual department/staff member or SI Leader for Schedule.
SI leader Job Description:
- Lead three to five, fifty minute peer assisted SI study sessions each week for your assigned SI integrated course
- Attend lectures for your assigned SI course, take notes, and work through all homework assignments
- Plan and facilitate SI sessions
- Collect and enter SI participants’ data for SI evaluation
To apply, please contact the appropriate staff member.