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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.

Winter 2020 Supplemental Instruction

BA= Bricker Academic Building
SB= Schlegel Building


Biology 111

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

Business 121

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 111

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 203

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

Music 162

Regular SI Sessions
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. A220
Thursday 7:30 - 8:50 p.m. A220

Music 271

Regular SI Sessions
Tuesday 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.

Winter 2020

FSGs begin the week of January 13th

BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World (Brantford Foundations)

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

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

BF199: Modernity: Critique and Resistance (Brantford Foundations)

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

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

BU247: Managerial Accounting

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

Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Wednesdays 3 - 4 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

Fridays 10 - 11 a.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115

PS102: Introduction to Psychology II

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

Tuesdays 2 - 3 p.m. in Market Place (45 Market St.) room 115


Taco Tuesday Teach-ins

Taco Tuesday Teach-ins are monthly academic skills workshops facilitated by our Senior Peer Mentor for Indigenous Students at the Indigenous Student Centre. All students are welcome. No registration is required.

During the winter 2020 term, enjoy a free taco lunch at 1 p.m. before the workshops start at 1:30 p.m. Please note that the Indigenous Student Centre is located in the Circle Room (RCE319) for the Winter 2020 term.

Tuesday, January 21st: Get More from Your Readings, Faster!

Tuesday, February 25th: Making Groupwork Work

Tuesday, March 17th: Writing Well - Enhancing Your Style


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 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.

Drop-in begins January 17th and runs every Friday from 12-2pm until the last day of classes.

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.