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

Fall 2018 Supplemental Instruction

Biology 110

Final Exam Review
Sunday December 9th, 7 - 9:50 p.m., BA201
On-going SI sessions
  • Sunday, 8:30 -9:50 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 210
  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Science Building, room 1044

Business 111

Final Exam Review
Friday November 30th, 2:30 - 5:20 p.m., LH3094
Sunday December 2nd, 5:30 - 8:20 p.m., LH3094

On-going SI sessions
  • Monday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 202
  • Monday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 202
  • Tuesday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 111
  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 111
  • Wednesday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Schlegel Building, room 106
  • Wednesday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Schlegel building, room 106
  • Thursday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 111
  • Thursday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 111

Chemistry 110

Final Exam Review
Thursday December 6th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., BA201
On-going SI sessions
  • Sunday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 208
  • Monday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 111
  • Tuesday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Science Building, room 1044
  • Wednesday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 111

Chemistry 202

Final Exam Review
Wednesday December 12th, 7 - 9:50 p.m., BA201
On-going SI sessions
  • Tuesday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Bricker Academic, room 110
  • Thursday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Science Building, room 1044

Music 161

Final Exam Review
Tuesday December 11th, 6 - 8 p.m., A204
On-going SI sessions
  • Monday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Aird Building, room 204
  • Wednesday, 7 - 8:20 p.m., Aird Building, room 204

Music 270

Final Exam Review
Friday December 14th, 2 - 4  p.m., A204
On-going SI sessions
  • Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Aird Building, room 204
  • Wednesday, 8:30 - 9:50 p.m., Aird Building, room 204

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.

Fall 2018 FSGs

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

  • Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., Market Place (MP) 115
  • Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., Market Place (MP) 115

PS101: Introduction to Psychology

  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Market Place (MP) 115
  • Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Market Place (MP) 115

Peer Language Support Program

The Peer Language Support Program is a joint initiative by Writing & Study Skills Services and Laurier International. The program matches undergraduate students with multilingual learners on campus to meet regularly throughout the term. The purpose of the Peer Language Support Program is to provide students whose first language is not English with: the opportunity to meet and interact with other Laurier Brantford students; the opportunity to improve their conversational English; emotional and social support; and a forum to discuss their concerns and anxieties associated with academics, acculturation, and other issues.

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 join us at one of the Fall 2018 training sessions:

  • Thursday, Sept. 27 from 2-4 p.m. in MP115
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon in MP115

Questions can be directed to 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.