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In-Class Support (Supplemental Instruction)

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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • SI is a program of study groups that help students succeed in difficult courses.
  • Each study group is facilitated by an SI leader who is a student that already successfully completed the targeted course.
  • SI sessions emphasize study skills and strategies as much as course content.
  • Students who attend SI sessions typically earn ½ to one full letter grade higher than students not attending SI, and are less likely to withdraw from the targeted course.
  • SI is a service provided without charge to both full and part time Palm Beach State College students, and attendance is voluntary.


Examples of courses served by SI include (but are not limited to):

  • Basic Algebra
  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Computer Programming
  • Economics
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Liberal Arts Math
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

SI courses vary from one semester to the next, depending on the availability of SI leaders.

A student can qualify to be an SI leader by:

  • Earning a good grade in one of the targeted courses.
  • Being recommended by the professor of that course.
  • Demonstrating good leadership and peer-mentoring skills.


Supplemental Instruction Website

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