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Peer-Led Support

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enhancement program that integrates academic skills instruction and application into course content and assignments through peer-led collaborative sessions that help students navigate challenging course requirements.

These sessions give you the opportunity to meet students from your classes in small groups; engage with course concepts to gain an in-depth understanding of course material; learn new strategies to approach difficult course concepts and assignments; and prepare for tests, exams, and assignments through regular review and practise.

This service is not a replacement for lectures, tutorials/labs, readings, or studying.

Some courses, but not all, offer credit for attenting SI sessions. Consult your course syllabus or check with your instructor or teaching assistant.

Note: You can track your attendance through the Centre for Student Success Student Portal. However, please allow at least three business days for your attendance to be recorded.

Winter 2017 Schedule

Biology 111

  • Mondays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room N1002 (Science Building)
  • Thursdays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room 1C18 (Arts C Wing)
  • Midterm Review: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 p.m. - midnight, room BA201 (Bricker Academic)
  • Final Exam Review: Sunday, Apr. 9, 3 - 5 p.m., room BA201 (Bricker Academic)
  • Notes:
    • 23/Mar: SI session cancelled.
    • 03/Apr: Last regularly scheduled SI session.

Business 121

  • Sundays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room LH2064 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Sundays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room LH2064 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Mondays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Mondays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Tuesdays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room LH1010 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Wednesdays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room BA110 (Bricker Academic)
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room BA110 (Bricker Academic)
  • Midterm Reviews:
    • During regular S.I. sessions from Feb. 12 to 15.
  • Final Exam Midterm Reviews:
    • Qualitative Reviews: Monday, Mar. 27 and Tuesday, Mar. 28 during regular S.I. sessions.
    • Quantitative Reviews: Sunday, Mar. 26 and Wednesday, Mar. 29 during regular S.I. sessions.
    • Monday, Apr. 10, 8 - 11 p.m., room  BA201 (Bricker Academic)
  • Notes:
    • 29/Jan: SI sessions are cancelled.

Chemistry 111/121

  • Sundays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room BA208 (Bricker Academic)
  • Mondays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room N1002 (Science Building)
  • Tuesdays, 7 - 8:20 p.m., room N1002 (Science Building)
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room BA208 (Bricker Academic)
  • Midterm Reviews:
  • Final Exam Review: Thursday, Apr. 13, 8 - 11 p.m., room BA201 (Bricker Academic)
  • Notes:
    • 03/Apr: No SI session.
    • 04/Apr: No SI session.
    • 05/Apr: Last regularly scheduled SI session.

Chemistry 203/205

  • Mondays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room BA210 (Bricker Academic)
  • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., room N1002 (Science Building)
  • Midterm Reviews:
  • Final Exam Review: Tuesday, Apr. 18, 8 - 10 p.m., room BA102 (Bricker Academic)
  • Notes:
    • 03/Apr: Last regularly scheduled SI session.

Economics 295

  • Mondays, 1:00 - 2:20 p.m., room R137 (202 Regina)
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:20 p.m., room R137 (202 Regina)
  • Midterm Review: Thursday, Mar. 2, 7 - 9 p.m., room N1002 (Science Building)
  • Final Exam Review: Friday, Apr. 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., room BA101 (Bricker Academic)
  • Notes:
    • 29/Mar: Last regularly scheduled SI session.

Global Studies 101

Music 162

  • Drop-in Help: Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:50 p.m., room A222 (Aird Centre)
  • S.I. Session: Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:50 p.m., room A222 (Aird Centre)
  • Final Exam Review: Friday, Apr. 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., room A221 (Aird Centre)

Music 271

  • Sundays, 7:30 - 8:50 p.m., room A222 (Aird Centre)
  • Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:50 p.m., room A223 (Aird Centre)
  • Midterm Review: Monday, Feb. 13, 7 - 9 p.m., room A509 (Aird Centre)
  • Notes:
    • 15/Jan: Session cancelled due to illness.
    • 16/Feb: Session cancelled
    • 30/Mar: Session cancelled, rescheduled to Tuesday, Mar. 28th, 7:30 - 9 p.m., room A221 (Aird Centre)

Facilitated Study Groups

A facilitated study group (FSG) is a time and place for you to get together with other people from your classes and an FSG leader (someone who has previously taken the course) to discuss the course content and gain a deeper understanding of what is being covered in the class lectures and readings. This does not mean that the FSG leaders will teach you the content, but they will help you enhance your understanding of course material, and they can also help students with understanding assignment requirements.

Spring/Summer 2017 FSGs

BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World & BF199: Modernity: Critique and Resistance (Brantford Foundations)

  • Thursdays 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. from May 11 - July 20 in Market Place (MP) 115

MB305: Operations Management & MB307: Fundamentals of Finance (Business Technology Management)

  • Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. from May 10 - July 19 in Market Place (MP) 115

Peer Language Support

The purpose of the Peer Language Support Program is to provide English language learners with the opportunity to meet other Laurier Brantford students, to improve their English speaking ability, and/or to receive support in their undergraduate courses.

If you would like to improve your English, meet other students or receive support in a particular course, please fill out a Peer Language Support Program Registration Form or contact our coordinator.

There are two options for participation in this program:

Conversational Support

Participants (undergraduates or LEAF students) are paired with other Laurier Brantford students. The students meet for approximately one hour per week to engage in fun activities and practice speaking conversational English.

Course-Specific Support

Each undergraduate participant is paired with a Laurier Brantford student in one of his or her classes. The students meet once a week to compare class notes and discuss lectures and readings. This type of support is helpful for courses where it is more difficult to keep up with the pace or volume of notes and readings.

Contact us

Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre - Waterloo

T: 519.884.0710 x3640
Office Location: Room 2C5B, Arts C-Wing, Waterloo

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday by appointment.

Writing and Study Skills Services - Brantford

T: 519.756.8228 x5736
Office Location: Market Place, 45 Market St., Brantford

Office Hours:

Spring/Summer 2017:

Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday by appointment

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