Supplemental instruction is an academic support program that uses peer-assisted study sessions to enhance student success in historically difficult courses at MCCC. Subject areas typically supported include business, sciences and math. These sessions are scheduled on a regular basis and open to any student enrolled in a course for which they are offered.
They are facilitated by supplemental instruction leaders. These are students who have successfully completed courses for which supplemental instruction is offered and are recommended by the instructor.
Supplemental instruction sessions are informal – students may compare and develop their class notes, discuss reading or lecture content, develop study materials and prepare and take sample quizzes by predicting test questions. The supplemental instruction leader may provide study quizzes or sample problems for students to work on during or outside of the sessions.
Students attending supplemental instruction sessions regularly will be empowered with learning and study strategies to aid them in conquering difficult courses.