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Supplemental Instruction

 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a learning enhancement program designed to organize and improve the ways in which students prepare for class. SI is attached to historically challenging subjects and provides students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing material assigned by their professors. All SI leaders have demonstrated subject proficiency (at least an A or B in the course or a similar course) and have undergone a rigorous training program in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The SI leader attends the course to keep up with the content as well as to model effective student practices and attitudes (note-taking, alertness, etc.). The SI leader schedules regular, twice-weekly review sessions at convenient times for the class (generally during Evening Study Period). In these sessions, the SI leader uses interactive learning strategies which encourage involvement, comprehension, and synthesis of subject content. The SI leader also demonstrates effective study techniques and holds regular office hours to help students in a one-on-one or smaller group environment.

SI is available for certain classes each semester.  For more information about SI or to find out which classes will have SI available, please contact the Student Success Center at sscenter@citadel.edu.

Requirements to be a Subject-Area Tutor or SI Leader: 

  • Have an A or B in the courses for which you wish to tutor or lead SI
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Have a minimum of 30 earned credit hours 
  • Obtain excellent faculty references 
  • Be ethical, responsible, and enjoy helping others
  • Be able to attend mandatory orientation/training
  • Have taken the course before (for SI leaders only)

SI Leader Job Description 

SI Leaders will do the following: 

  • Attend all lectures with students to relearn course content, stay on pace with instruction, and build rapport with students and the instructor
  • Promote SI and motivate students to attend SI sessions through class announcements, board reminders, and electronic communication
  • Creatively plan for SI sessions including preparing interactive activities, worksheets, and other resources that encourage peer-to-peer learning
  • Facilitate two to three 50-minute SI sessions per week using collaborative and active learning strategies
  • Participate in staff development activities and continuous leadership development opportunities including SI Leader Training, staff meetings, individual meetings with an SI Supervisor or Mentor, and observations of peer SI Leaders
  • Complete administrative responsibilities including taking and submitting attendance, checking and responding to emails regularly, and other required paperwork
  • Develop relationships with students, SI supervisors, and course instructor(s) and facilitate relationship-building among students
  • Assist students in becoming familiar with study skills and university resources
  • Role model good student behavior and act in a professional manner

Subject-Area Tutor Job Description

Subject-Area Tutors will do the following:

  • Work with students in one-on-one, small group, or large group settings to help foster their understanding of the material and learning abilities.
  • Communicate effectively with students by establishing a positive rapport and by keeping a friendly, patient, and interested demeanor. 
  • Promote the Student Success Center and motivate students to attend sessions through various means (in-class presentations, flyer distribution, etc.).
  • Participate in staff development activities and continuous leadership development opportunities including Tutor Training, staff meetings, individual meetings with a supervisor or mentor, and observations of peer tutors
  • Complete administrative responsibilities including taking and submitting attendance, checking and responding to emails regularly, and other required paperwork
  • Assist students in becoming familiar with study skills and university resources
  • Role model good student behavior and act in a professional manner

 

 

 

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