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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.
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.
Information on which courses will have SI sessions and when will be available in the fall term. There are no sessions in the summer term.
Some courses, but not all, offer credit for attenting 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.
Fall 2016 Schedule
- Sundays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, room 1C16 (Arts C Wing)
- Tuesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room P1021 (Peters Building)
- Sundays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, room BA202 (Bricker Academic)
- Sundays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room BA202 (Bricker Academic)
- Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, room 1C17 (Arts C Wing)
- Mondays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room 1C17 (Arts C Wing)
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, room BA209 (Bricker Academic)
- Tuesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room BA209 (Bricker Academic)
- Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, room BA110 (Bricker Academic)
- Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room BA110 (Bricker Academic)
- Sundays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, room 1C16 (Arts C Wing)
- Mondays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room BA210 (Bricker Academic)
- Tuesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room BA210 (Bricker Academic)
- Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, room BA111 (Bricker Academic)
- Mondays, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, room BA111 (Bricker Academic)
- Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, room N1057 (Science Building)
- Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, room 1C16 (Arts C Wing)
- Fridays, 11:30 - 1:00 pm, room BA210 (Bricker Academic)
Global Studies 101
- Fridays, 8:30 - 10:00 am, room P1013 (Peters Building)
- Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am, room P1013 (Peters Building)
- Fridays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, room P1013 (Peters Building)
- Fridays, 11:30 - 1:00 pm, room P1019 (Peters Building)
- Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, room P1019 (Peters Building)
- Fridays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, room P1019 (Peters Building)
- SI Session: Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, room A222 (Aird Centre)
- Drop-in Help: Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, room A222 (Aird Centre)
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.
For fall term 2016, we are planning facilitated study groups for the following courses:
- BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World (Brantford Foundations)
- BF199: Modernity: Critique and Resistance (Brantford Foundations)
- PS101: Introduction to Psychology I
- EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics
- MB207: Introduction to Financial Accounting
More information will be available in the fall.
The purpose of the Peer Language Support Program is to provide English language 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.
There are two options for participation in this program:
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.
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.