Supplemental Instruction is a free academic assistance program that utilizes out-of-class, peer-facilitated review sessions. Supplemental Instruction targets traditionally difficult academic (Gateway) courses – those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals.
SI sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students. SI leaders receive comprehensive training by a trained and experienced SI Coordinator.
The SI sessions include informal reviews in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and predict test questions. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working collaboratively.
The SI program is beneficial to everyone. Students who attend SI sessions report higher course grades and learned study skills. SI Leaders report professional development in Leadership and facilitation; they also report better, more developed relationships with faculty and a deeper understanding of the content for which they serve. Faculty benefit from having SI support in their classes. Through interactions with the Leader, they have their finger on the pulse of the students in their class, they receive higher student evaluations, and they are more connected with the needs of their students.
Nandrani Algu, LRC Tutorial/SI Manager
Learning Resource Center
Phone: 212 220-1383
LRC Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
When no classes scheduled, the LRC will be opened: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tutorial Program: (212) 220-1383
Computer Labs: (212) 220-1381 or 1382
E-Tutoring: (212) 220-1380
Online Tutoring: (212) 220-8359
General Info Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutoring Email: email@example.com
Online Tutoring Email: firstname.lastname@example.org