Sign up for courses that have a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader in addition to your instructor. SI Leaders offer collaborative learning techniques that improve understanding of course content, foster critical thinking, and strengthen positive study habits. Many believe that SI and tutoring are one and the same, but they are not the same. Although tutoring is one of many successful programs provided for students, there is a difference in the roles of tutors and SI Leaders. While tutoring may meet some students’ needs, others may prefer study groups. The SI Leader is assigned to a specific section of a course and is required to attend every class session, take notes, and exemplify model student behavior. The SI Leader meets with classmates outside of class to facilitate group discussions and offer collaborative learning techniques to increase the chances of success in the course. SI is also available in an online format for participating online and hybrid courses. For more information about course sections with an SI Leader, or if you are interested in becoming an SI Leader, please contact: (951) 222-8596/8930.