Benefits of Supplemental Instruction

SI is different from tutoring, but why should we bother? After all, SI requires much more time and effort than traditional tutoring. It turns out that SI has a list of benefits which extends far beyond the students. SI leaders themselves benefit, and even the professor will see an improvement in classroom atmosphere!

Benefits to Faculty

  • SI participants are often more actively engaged during class time.
  • Leaders act as liaison between faculty and students.
  • Improves communication in and out of the classroom.
  • Helps maintain high expectations and standards.
  • Improved student learning is reflected in final course grades, retention rate, and course evaluations.

Benefits to Students

  • Sessions promote and model effective study strategies.
  • Proactive approach is inclusive and unintimidating.
  • Provides opportunity for students to make vital connections with classmates.
  • Elevates learning skills for success in future courses.
  • Encourages students to become strong, independent thinkers.

Benefits to SI Leaders

  • Gain perspective by developing relationships with faculty.
  • Hone critical thinking skills.
  • Develop invaluable leadership skills.
  • Improve performance in academic courses.
  • Gain life skills and increase employability.