About API:Academic Peer Instruction (API) is a peer tutoring program modeled after a nationally recognized program, Supplemental Instruction (SI). We are proud to say that API has helped students succeed in their courses at LaGuardia since 1993. It is available to all students enrolled in “high risk” API – linked courses and is ABSOLUTELY FREE.
In API, once a “high risk course has been selected, an API student leader or tutor is hired. He or she must have completed the course, earned a B+ or higher grade in it, received recommendations from faculty and shown to be a person who cares about others. Hired students are then extensively trained in how to be effective tutors.
They then re-attend or audit their course, take notes and organize a minimum of three out-of-class study sessions per week (five in our short session). During these sessions, tutors use active learning techniques to provide students with practice in problem solving strategies and use other techniques that can help them improve grades and therefore success in their courses.
Our statistics demonstrate that students at LaGuardia who attend API study sessions achieve an average of ½ - to one grade higher than those who do not, often significantly reducing failure rates. If you are a student who wants to succeed and excel at LaGuardia, make it your business to attend our API study sessions if you are enrolled in one of our target course sections!
Finally, if you are an outstanding student with a GPA of 3.0 or above and have demonstrated excellence in a particular area, consider applying to be an API tutor.
Courses we have offered in the past:
The API tutoring schedule is located on the bulletin board outside Room E115. A digital copy is also available in the Tutoring Schedule portion of the website.
API Phone - (718) 482 - 5215
API Room - E115Q