Facilitated Study Groups (FSG)

Facilitated Study Groups (FSG)

How Can FSG's Help Me?

COVID-19 Update:

During the current COVID-19 disruption Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) will continue online on Quercus. Please log in and look in your course list for "UTSC FSG <your course code>". We look forward to supporting your learning there!


Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) are weekly collaborative learning sessions for students who want to improve their understanding of challenging content in selected courses at UTSC. 
In FSGs you’ll discuss the lecture material and important concepts, develop study strategies and fresh approaches, and work through problems as a group to prepare for your assignments and tests. FSGs are led by a student who has excelled in the course previously, and has been trained to facilitate the learning of current students, encouraging them to work together to build resourcefulness and knowledge in a stimulating environment. The facilitator will attend lectures with you and will prepare activities and questions to ensure that each session is productive.  Research shows that students who attend FSGs regularly gain a deeper understanding of the material and on average, achieve better grades.

In Summer 2020, FSGs will be available in these courses:

  • BIOB11
  • BIOB34
  • BIOC12
  • BIOC13
  • BIOC32
  • CHMA11
  • CHMB42
  • LINA01
  • PSYB70
  • PSYC08
  • STAB22
  • STAB23
  • STAB52

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Maggie Roberts, Facilitated Study Group Coordinator, maggie.roberts@utoronto.ca
Amelia Seto-Hung, Course and Program Assistant, CTL, amelia.seto.hung@utoronto.ca