Supplemental Instruction

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Supplemental Instruction

About Supplemental Instruction 

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Apply to be a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader today!

What is Supplemental Instruction?

  • Supplemental Instruction is a trademarked method of delivering academic support to students through a “collaborative learning environment."
  • SI serves historically challenging gatekeeper courses.
  • SI offers multiple one-hour sessions per week, facilitated by a student leader.  These sessions target study skills, collaborative exercises and integration of course concepts without “re-lecturing” the material.
  • SI targets the subjects and not the students.
  • SI is voluntarily attended and is not a course requirement.

What do Supplemental Instruction Leaders do?

  • They enhance, but do not duplicate the classroom experience.
  • Help students to develop study strategies and self-evaluate their progress.
  • Provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge of course material.
  • Provide an environment for students to actively engage in learning.                                                     

How is Supplemental Instruction different from Tutoring?

At NJCU, tutoring is available by appointment as well as walk-in services in the HUB. Tutoring sessions are student-directed; tutors provide explanations to students’ questions.  Supplemental Instruction is SI Leader directed; regularly scheduled sessions include structured collaborative learning activities. Students may benefit from both tutoring and participation in SI sessions.

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NJCU Supplemental Instruction
Jennifer Rak, SI Coordinator
Karnoutsos Hall 111B
Facebook: @NJCUSI
Instagram: @njcu_si