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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 Student Success in the Teaching and Learning Commons on the  second floor of the Peters Building , 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 do not have to register prior to attending an SI session. You can, however, track your attendance through the Student Success Student Portal but please allow at least three business days for your attendance to be recorded.

Winter 2020 Supplemental Instruction has been cancelled for the remainder of the term

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.

Winter 2020

The week of April 6th is the last week of online facilitated study groups (FSG).
Here is the schedule:
Monday April 6, 6-7pm: PS102: Introduction to Psychology II

Tuesday April 7, 6-7pm: EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Wednesday April 8, 6-7pm: BU247: Managerial Accounting
Thursday, April 9, 6-7pm: BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World and BF199: Modernity: Critique and Resistance (Brantford Foundations)
To connect, join our Live Classroom (accessible through our MyLS page).
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Taco Tuesday Teach-ins

Taco Tuesday Teach-ins are monthly academic skills workshops facilitated by our Senior Peer Mentor for Indigenous Students at the Indigenous Student Centre. All students are welcome. No registration is required.

Stay tuned for Fall 2020 information.


Drop-in Support for Online Learners

Are you enrolled in an online course (or a few) this term?

Learning Skills and Development is now offering support specific to online learning. Students can come to our drop-in support for online learners in One Market (OM) room 209. Get support navigating your online course(s), ask questions, and discuss strategies for success in an online learning environment.

Drop-in begins January 17th and runs every Friday from 12-2pm until the last day of classes.

Student can also enrol to participate in our My Learning Space discussion group for online learners. Pilar, our senior peer mentor for online learning, is hosting the weekly drop-in and the MyLS discussion group. 

To enrol in the online learner discussion group:

  • Choose "Learning Skills & Development Online" from your course list on My Learning Space.
  • Click on the "Groups" tab at the top of the page.
  • Click on "View Available Groups."
  • Select Online Learners Discussion Group and click "Join Group."
  • You can now access the online learner discussion forum.