FAQ for Students

Frequently Asked Questions


What is SI?

Supplemental Instruction is a FREE, course specific, peer facilitated, interactive group study session designed to not only help you learn the material being covered in your courses, but also how to learn. SI sessions are grounded in active and collaborative learning, so it is engaging and fun! The study strategies you gain from SI can help you reach your academic goals in other classes as well. SI sessions are held multiple times a week for each class. Click here to watch the SI video from our National Headquarters at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

How Is SI different from Embedded Tutoring or General Tutoring?

Please see here for the Fact Sheet.

Who is the SI leader and Embedded Tutor and what is their role?

The SI leader/ET is an undergraduate student at NCC who has successfully completed the course and mastered the material. Their role during SI is to facilitate group discussions, activities, and create a welcoming learning environment for everyone. Even though they have already completed the course, they continue to attend class, take notes, and communicate with the professor to be able to develop SI/ET sessions tailored to where students are at in the course. SI leaders and Embedded Tutors participate in ongoing trainings each semester where they learn new ways to create a welcoming, fun, and interactive learning environment.

Do I have to pay to attend SI/ET?

SI and ET are completely free for students enrolled at NCC!

How do I know if SI/ET is offered for my course?

If SI/ET is offered for your class, your SI leader/ET and professor will talk to you about session times, during the first week of class. In addition, the course offerings are listed on our website. You can click here to go to the course offerings to see all classes that have SI and ET.

How often are SI/ET sessions held?

SI/ET sessions are held multiple times per week. The sessions for each class are offered at the same days and times each week throughout the semester. The schedule changes each semester based on course scheduling and offerings. Stop by the LC or click here to see the schedule.

Who attends SI/ET Sessions?

SI/ET sessions are open to all students enrolled in the course, who are interested in improving their understanding of the course material. SI/ET is a place to share knowledge and tools to better understand the material.

Am I required to attend SI/ET?

SI and ET are completely voluntary and within the last year, we had over ____visits from our NCC students who are eager to gain a better understanding of the course material and acquire valuable study skills that will help them in their current and future courses!