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Tutoring Services: Types of Tutoring: Supplemental Instruction

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What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI), also called Group Tutoring, is a form of tutoring in which the leader (or tutor) assists study sessions. SI leaders are usually students who have already successfully completed the course with good grades. They attend class lectures, take notes, and offer three to five hours of regularly scheduled out-of-class review sessions.

During these sessions, students can collaboratively review notes, discuss readings, ask questions, develop study skills, and prepare for exams. SI leaders are a valuable help in breaking down and simplifying complex information learned in class.

Participation is voluntary and open to all students in the course.

Research shows that students who regularly attend weekly sessions receive final grades one letter grade higher than students who do not attend. They do better on tests and are more likely to return to school the next semester.

Students, use our search feature to find a Supplemental Instruction session that works for you, or browse all of our available sessions!

Instructors, learn more Supplemental Instruction at MATC through our Frequently Asked Questions or our Group Tutoring brochure.

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Tutoring Services (in C201) is open from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for fall semester. We are closed during breaks.