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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.

Information on which courses will have SI sessions and when will be available in the fall term. There are no sessions in the summer term.

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.

Fall 2016 Schedule

Biology 110

Business 111

Chemistry 110/120

Chemistry 202/204

Economics 285

Global Studies 101

Music 161

  • Drop-in Help: Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9 p.m., room A222 (Aird Centre)
  • SI Session: Thursdays, 7:30 - 9 p.m., room A222 (Aird Centre)

Music 270

  • Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m., room A223 (Aird Centre)
  • Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m., room A223 (Aird Centre)
  • Midterm Reviews:
    • New Time and Location: Sunday, Oct. 2, 7 - 8:50 p.m., room P1021 (Peters Building)
  • Starting October 4th:

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.

Fall 2016 Schedule

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

  • Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Market Place (MP) 115
  • Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Market Place (MP) 115

PS101: Introduction to Psychology I

  • Mondays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Market Place (MP) 115
  • Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Market Place (MP) 115

EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics

  • Mondays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, BTM Student Lounge
  • Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, BTM Student Lounge

BU127: Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, BTM Student Lounge
  • Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, BTM Student Lounge

Language Support Facilitated Study Group for non-native English speakers:

MB105: Business in a Networked Society

  • Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 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:

Fall 2016:

  • Monday 9 am - 10 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am - 8 pm (drop-in 6 - 8 pm)
  • Wednesday - Friday 9 am - 6pm

Blog: Learning Better at Laurier Brantford