Brazosport College and Wharton County Junior College recently teamed up in efforts to increase student success across their campuses.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders from the Wharton-area college traveled to Brazosport College for a weeklong session in SI Leader training. The training, which was hosted and conducted by Brazosport College, allowed students from both schools to compare tutoring methods and exchange ideas on how to better help students.
“This has been a great experience,” said Wharton County Junior College SI Leader program member Kristin Livingtson. “We were able to see how different people did different things, along with picking up new ideas.”
Livingston, who is a full-time employee of Wharton County Junior College, also said the training allowed her to see her school’s SI Leaders in action.
“It also provided us the opportunity to see how our SI Leaders would do once they start their own SI sessions,” Livingston said.
Brazosport College had 11 of its SI Leaders participate in the training, while four SI members of Wharton County Junior College made the trip to Lake Jackson.
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program is a free academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions in a relaxed environment. The sessions are facilitated by experienced SI Leaders who work alongside students and assist in developing study skills and integrating course content. Brazosport College began implementing its SI Program in 2009. The SI Program is currently in use in nearly 2,000 colleges and universities worldwide.
For more information about Brazosport College’s Supplemental Instruction Program, call 979.230.3322.