Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs)

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Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) are study sessions run by upper year undergraduate students who have been trained by the RGASC in collaborative and active learning strategies. Students who wish to participate in their courses’ FSGs can drop in. No sign-up is required.  

How FSGs Work

FSGs use Supplemental Instruction, a model created at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. At UTM, our FSG leaders are trained and supervised by RGASC staff. The volunteer FSG leaders lead weekly 1-hour sessions that encourage peer-to-peer interaction and pair how to learn with what to learn. 

FSG sessions aim to: 

  • Engage students in developing the academic and study skills for success in the context of their courses 
  • Build productive peer communities 
  • Provide space for students to routinely study and practice discipline-related material 

Learn more about the Supplemental Instruction approach at UTM


Student Attendees

  • Dedicated study space and time 
  • Participate in activities and discussions 
  • Build your UTM community 
  • Develop the skills and keys to success for your courses 

 FSG Leaders

  • Co-Curricular Record Volunteer Opportunity 
  • Training in facilitation, collaboration, and learning techniques 
  • Leadership development 

Engage in the FSG Program 


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                                                      Request FSGs for Your Courses 

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the FSG Program, please email academicskills.utm@utoronto.ca

Use the form below to request a volunteer or employment verification, or reference for the Facilitated Study Groups (FSG) program at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Reference Request Form


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