Focus Groups The purpose of the Focus Group at SEI is to assist students taking their boards with their preparation and their focus. At the beginning of the academic year, Focus Groups are set up comprising of 7 to 8 students per mentor. The groups meet with the mentor daily for an hour and follow a formal curriculum. The mentor’s role is to implement the curriculum while guiding each student with academic monitoring and advising. Based on prior years, the students in each focus group form a Mutualistic relationship and help each other manage anxiety and stress. Further, the fortnightly cycle tests foster a healthy competition among the students and improve their performance.