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Tutoring Services: Types of Tutoring: Supplemental Instruction

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opening quotes My tutor, David E., sits in my math class to answer any questions that may come up. Having David as a constant resource for help has allowed me to be successful this year. closing quotes
Ray, student

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI), also called Group Tutoring, is a mode of tutoring in which the leader (or tutor) organizes study groups. 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. Participation is voluntary and open to all students in the course.

Research shows that students who regularly attend weekly SI 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, search our Tutoring Schedules to find a Supplemental Instruction session that works for you!

Instructors, learn more Supplemental Instruction at MATC through our Frequently Asked Questions.


Tutoring Services & Academic Support is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for Fall semester.