Supplemental Instruction - (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic support program available at MCC. The purpose of SI is thelp students better understand concepts and applications of course content while building study skill strategies, improving their overall grade. SI leaders are attached tcertain difficult STEM, Health, English Language Learner (ELL) and English courses at the college and will hold regularly scheduled study sessions outside of class each week.

By attending SI sessions on a regular basis, chances are you will:

  • earn a better grade
  • better understand course material
  • teach and learn from your classmates
  • develop effective study skills that can be applied tother classes

We strongly encourage all students enrolled in SI sections

tattend the study sessions! Want tlearn more about SI? Watch our SI Video on YouTube!

Please contact Christine Bell at bellc@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3358, Beth Kelley at kelleyb@middlesex.mass.edu, or Noreen McGinness Olson at mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3591 if you have any questions regarding Supplemental Instruction.


Check out the most recent SI data from previous semesters. Students whattend Supplemental Instruction sessions often dmuch better in their courses than students whdnot attend.

Fall 2017 Data Highlights:

* Average grade

  • SI Users: 2.50
  • Non Users: 2.01

* More likely tcomplete course

  • SI Users: 84%
  • Non Users: 71%

* Less likely treceive a DFW grade

  • SI Users: 22%
  • Non Users: 36%

* Earned an A or a B

  • SI Users: 60%
  • Non Users: 46%

 

* C- or better

Subject

SI Users

Non Users

Computer

69%

56%

ELL

90%

74%

Engineering

82%

46%

English

72%

64%

Information Technology

77%

62%

Math

69%

57%

Science

84%

75%

* # SI visits = Better grade

# Visits

GPA

# Visits

GPA

6-10

2.74

16-20

3.17

11-15

3.00

21-25

3.45

Grade Distribution

Last Modified: 9/18/19