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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.

Please contact the Centre for Student Success in the Dr. Alvin Woods Building, room 1-102, 519-884-0710 ex 4499 if you have any questions about the SI program.

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 attending 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.

Fall 2018: check back in September

Biology 111

Business 121

Chemistry 111

Chemistry 203

Music 162

Music 271

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. FSGs run until the last day of classes (Wednesday, December 6th).

Spring 2018 FSGs

BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World (Brantford Foundations)

BF199: Modernity: Critique and Resistance (Brantford Foundations)

All Business Technology Management (BTM) courses

Peer Language Support

The purpose of the Peer Language Support Program is to provide multilingual 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 are a multilingual learner who would like to improve your English, meet other students or receive support in a particular course, please contact the Laurier International coordinator.

If you are a Laurier Brantford student who is interested in volunteering in the program, please contact Karley Doucette.

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.