College of San Mateo is embracing a proven model of student academic support: Supplemental Instruction! SI is based on peer-lead study sessions held outside of class where trained SI leaders reinforce the instruction provided by professors. Student-to-student interaction is the basis of this model which has been used world-wide since 1973.
The CSM Math department has been using the SI program in support of its Math 811 students for five semesters with impressive results. In Spring 2014 SI is being offered in three additional classes where students often struggle with the difficult content: anatomy, philosophy and economics.
We are very excited about this new academic support initiative and look forward to Fall 2014, when there will be a further expansion of the SI support model to include additional courses in the Language Arts and Creative Arts and Social Sciences divisions.
|Look for our new attribute WebSchedule, where all sections supported by SI are noted.|