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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.

Fall 2019 Supplemental Instruction

SI sessions will not run during Reading Week (October 14 to 18).
SI resumes Sunday October 20th.


BA= Bricker Academic Building
SB= Schlegel Building

Biology 110

Regular SI sessions
Sunday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA110
Monday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA110

Business 111

Mid-term exam review (Please note: Regular BU111 SI sessions will not run the week of October 7th to accommodate mid-term review)

Monday October 7th, 7 - 9:50 p.m. N1002
Tuesday October 8th, 7 - 9:50 p.m. BA102
Wednesday October 9th, 7 - 9:50 p.m. N1002
Thursday October 10th, 7 - 9:50 p.m. N1002

Regular SI sessions
Monday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA111
Monday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA111

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA111
Tuesday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA111

Wednesday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA111
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA111

Thursday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA111
Thursday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA111

Chemistry 110

Please note: SI for CH110 is cancelled Wednesday October 9th

Regular SI Sessions
Sunday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA110
Monday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA110
Tuesday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. SB305
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. BA110

Chemistry 202

Please note: SI for CH202 is cancelled Wednesday October 9th

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. SB305
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:50 p.m. BA110

Music 161

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. A204
Thursday 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. A204

Music 270

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. A223
Thursday 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. A223

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 2019

FSGs begin the week of September 16th

BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World (Brantford Foundations)

Tuesdays 6 - 7 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

Wednesdays 4 - 5 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

BF199: Modernity: Critique and Resistance (Brantford Foundations)

Tuesdays 6 - 7 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

Wednesdays 4 - 5 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

BU127: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Thursdays 7 - 9 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics

Thursdays 7 - 9 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

PS101: Introduction to Psychology

Wednesdays 5 - 6 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

Thursdays 4 - 5 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

Indigenous Students Writing Circle

The Indigenous students writing circle is weekly dedicated time for Indigenous students to work on their writing assignments at any stage in the process. Delores, Senior Peer Mentor for Indigenous Students, will be present as a resource for students if they have questions about their writing or would like peer support.

Mondays 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Circle Room (RCE319)
Beginning September 16th

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 every Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm in Market Place (45 Market Street), room 115. Get support navigating your online course(s), ask questions, and discuss strategies for success in an online learning environment.

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.