Supplemental Instruction - (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic support program available at MCC. The purpose of SI is to help students better understand concepts and applications of course content while building study skill strategies, improving their overall grade. SI leaders are attached to certain 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 to other classes

We strongly encourage all students enrolled in SI sections

to attend the study sessions! Want to learn 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 who attend Supplemental Instruction sessions often do much better in their courses than students who do not attend.

Fall 2017 Data Highlights:

* Average grade

  • o SI Users: 2.50
  • o Non Users: 2.01

* More likely to complete course

  • o SI Users: 84%
  • o Non Users: 71%

* Less likely to receive a DFW grade

  • o SI Users: 22%
  • o Non Users: 36%

* Earned an A or a B

  • o SI Users: 60%
  • o 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: 10/29/18