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Peer-Led Support

First-Year Peer Academic Coaching

Available to all first-year students, First-Year Peer Academic Coaching offers peer-to-peer support to help you navigate the transition to university. At the beginning of the Fall term, you will receive an email from your First-Year Peer Academic Coach introducing themselves and providing information on how to connect. Connect early and often throughout the term to upgrade your study skills and chat with a successful senior student.

  • First year students can meet one-on-one with a coach for a 25-minute check-in coaching appointment.
  • Small-group peer academic coaching sessions (PACS) beginning in January. Register now!

Find out more about First-Year Peer Academic Coaching workshops and programming.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions provide an opportunity to engage with course specific concepts and learning strategies within a peer-led learning community. SI sessions are offered remotely for the following courses: 

  • Business 111
  • Business 121
  • Biology 111
  • Chemistry 111
  • Chemistry 203
  • Psychology 102 
  • Music 162

All students registered in Winter Term 2022 SI supported courses listed above, will be added to the course SI page on MyLearningSpace in early January.

SI pages can be found in your course list on My Learning Space (MyLS) or you can search for them using your course code, e.g. CH111 – Supplemental Instruction. Additional information and contact information can be found in your course syllabus. 

Weekly peer-facilitated SI study sessions are led by trained undergraduate students known as "SI Leaders", who have successfully completed the course before. SI is an opportunity to enhance your learning, and is not a replacement for attendance at lectures, tutorials or labs. In order to make the most of SI we recommend that you arrive prepared by reviewing your lecture notes prior to attending the session.

Attendance at SI sessions is voluntary. Some courses, but not all, offer bonus credit for attending SI sessions.

Read your course syllabus for the link to your SI MyLS page and to confirm whether bonus marks are offered by your professor.

While registration is not required prior to attending each weekly SI session, it is recommended that you arrive early, as space is limited.

You may track your attendance through the Student Success Student Portal.

Please allow at least three business days for your attendance to be recorded in the Student Success Student Portal

Note: If you have trouble accessing your course SI page on MyLS please contact Tammy Rowe at trowe@wlu.ca

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More information will be posted soon.