Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that identifies difficult courses. Traditionally, SI targets courses that have a high rate of D's, F's and withdrawals. SI has been designed to help students enrolled in those courses master the materials through the development and application of learning strategies.

1. SI leader
SI leader is a junior, senior or graduate student with the following qualifications:

  • minimum GPA 3.00 or higher
  • B+ or better in the course being supported
  • completion of Supplemental Instruction training offered by CADA to integrate "what to learn" with "how to learn"
  • strong commitment and dedication to helping Montclair students attain academic success

2. Responsibilities of SI Leader

  • attend classes, read assigned materials, take notes, and serve as a model student
  • conduct out of classroom SI sessions for the students from the same course two or three times a week
  • reinforce students' interactions and group discussions during SI sessions
  • communicate with the professor from the course on a regular basis
  • attend scheduled meetings with the CADA SI supervisor on a regular basis
  • monitor students' attendance

3. Attending SI Sessions

  • SI sessions are offered to all students in the selected course
  • attendance is voluntary

4. Benefits of SI

  • strengthen student academic performance
  • foster proactive learning and enhance student understanding
  • promote teamwork and collaboration
  • reinforce effective study habits and skills