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Peer-Led Support

Peer Academic Coaching

Available to all students, Peer Academic Coaching offers peer-to-peer support to help you navigate the transition to university and beyond. 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.

Find out more about 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.

For Winter Term 2024, SI sessions are offered on campus for the following courses: 

  • Business, BU111
  • Biology, BI111
  • Chemistry, CH110/CH120/CH111/CH121/CH131
  • Chemistry, CH202/CH203/CH204/CH205/CH206/CH207
  • Music 161

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

SI pages can be found in your course list on MyLearningSpace (MyLS) or you can search for them using your course code, e.g. CH110 – 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

 

There are a variety of peer-led course support sessions being offered this term.

No registration is required; simply attend any of the sessions relevant to your program.  All are facilitated by senior students and start the week of Sept. 18.

Applied Health Studies - Facilitated Study Group for first year students

  • Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., in room OM207-19

HS202 - Drop-in Help Session for anatomy and physiology

  • Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in room OM207-19

Business Technology Management - Drop-in Help Session for accounting and economics

  • Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., remote via Zoom (accessed through the Math & Stats Learning Support site on MyLS; see below)

Math and Statistics Support