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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.

Winter 2018 Schedule

Biology 111

Final Exam Review: Thursday April 5th from 7-10pm in BA201

  • Sundays 5:30 - 6:50 p.m. in LH2062
  • Thursdays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in BA111

Business 121

Final Exam Review: Wednesday April 4th from 7-10pm in BA201
                                    Thursday April 5th from 7-10pm in LH3094

  • Mondays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in BA211
  • Mondays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in BA211
  • Tuesdays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in LH1009
  • Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in LH1009
  • Wednesdays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in DAWB 2-106
  • Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in DAWB 2-106
  • Thursdays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in LH1010
  • Thursdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in LH1010

Chemistry 111

Final SI session: Friday April 6th from 7-9pm location in BA101

Final Exam Review: Tuesday April 10th from 9-11:50am in BA201

  • Sundays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in LH2062
  • Sundays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in LH2062

  • Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in BA111
  • Thursdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in BA111

Chemistry 203

Final Exam Review: Saturday April 21st from 7-9pm in BA101

  • Mondays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in BA111
  • Tuesdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in BA110

Music 162

Final Exam Review: Monday April 9th from 5-7pm in A221

  • Mondays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in A220
  • Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. in A510

Music 271

Final Exam Review: Tuesday April 10th from 3-5pm in A223

  • Sundays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in A220
  • Wednesdays 7 - 8:20 p.m. in A510


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).

Winter 2018 FSGs

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

BU247: Managerial Accounting (Business Technology Management)

EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

PS102: Introduction to Psychology II

Fall 2017 Exam Prep FSGs

PS101: Introduction to Psychology I

  • Wednesday, December 13th, 1:00-2:00 p.m., room MP115 (Market Place)
  • Monday, December 18th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., room MP115 (Market Place)

EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics

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.

Contact us

Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre - Waterloo

T: 519.884.0710 x2220
Office Location: DAWB 1-102, 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:

Winter 2018:

Monday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Drop-in on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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