The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is an academic assistance program at UW-Platteville that is free to students enrolled in select courses. Once a faculty-mentor commits to the PAL program, he or she will recommend or select a student to be a PAL Leader. This is a student who has previously taken and excelled in the course. The PAL Leader will attend the class, observing lectures and participating in classroom discussions, and then host peer-led sessions that are free and available to students who are in the class.
By attending the lectures, the PAL Leader is able to develop a rapport with the students, become aware of content areas where the students may be struggling, and take current notes, making it all the more likely that students will attend the PAL Leader’s sessions (outside of class time), where they can get additional study support. The PAL Leader creates a relaxed learning environment, where students can ask questions and gain clarity on course concepts.
The faculty-mentor and Tutoring Services staff share the responsibilities of training PAL Leaders. Faculty provide content-specific resources and best practices for learning in their discipline, and Tutoring Services offers guidance in best practices for one-on-one or small group tutoring. While using the PAL program is completely voluntary, research has shown that students who seek help from PAL Leaders during lecture and outside of class are more likely to earn higher grades in historically difficult classes.
For faculty members who have a PAL Leader in your classroom, please be sure to let your student know how about the PAL Leader’s sessions.
We encourage all faculty members to learn more about this exciting program. If you think that a PAL Leader could help your students succeed, contact Cindy Albrecht at email@example.com for more information at the PAL program.
|Full Name||Course||Faculty Mentor||Times||Location|
|Allison Foster||ANSCI 3000: Animal Nutrition||Pete Lammers||Mon & Tue, 3-4 p.m. and Wed & Thurs, 7-8 p.m.||101B Russell Hall|
|Allison Foster||ANSCI 3600: Feeds and Feeding||Pete Lammers||Mon & Tue, 3-4 p.m. and Wed & Thurs, 7-8 p.m.||101B Russell Hall|
|Kenzie Jones||BIOLOGY 1020 BioQuest: Foundations for College Success||Nadia Sifri||Tue & Thurs, 10-11 a.m.||117 Russell Hall|
|Gabby Stauber||BIOLOGY 1020 BioQuest: Foundations for College Success||Nadia Sifri||Tue, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thurs, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.||307 Engineering Hall|
|Kenzie Jones||BIOLOGY 1020 BioQuest: Foundations for College Success||Nadia Sifri||Tue, 12-1 p.m.||118 Russell Hall|
|Gabby Stauber||BIOLOGY 1020 BioQuest: Foundations for College Success||Nadia Sifri||Thurs, 12-1 p.m.||118 Russell Hall|
|Veronica Tenhagen||BIOLOGY 1150: Concepts of Biology||Ryan Schmitz||Mon, 3-5 p.m. and Thurs, 4-6 p.m.||331 Gardner Hall|
|Bailey Kerkel||BIOLOGY 2140/2240/2340: Human Anatomy and Physiology||Amanda Trewin and Rich Dhyanchand||Mon, 12-2 p.m. and Tue, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.||1st floor Karrmann Library, outside the Testing Center|
|Bailey Kerkel||BIOLOGY 2140/2240/2340: Human Anatomy and Physiology||Amanda Trewin and Rich Dhyanchand||Wed, 4-6 p.m. and Fri, 12-1 p.m.||109 Boebel Hall|
|Mathew Withey||CHEMSTRY 1050: Survey of General Chemistry||Kim Pulkrabek||Mon, 4-5 p.m., Tue, 3-4 p.m. and Wed, 3-4 p.m.||021 Ottensman Hall|
|Noah Anderson||CIVILENG 2220: Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Applications||Christina Curras||Tue & Thurs, 5-6:30 p.m.||127 Ottensman Hall|
|Cole Nelson||COMPUTER 1430: Programming in C++||Arghya Das||Mon, 9-10 a.m. and Thurs, 12-3 p.m.||009 Ullrich Hall|
|Amanda O'Toole||COMPUTER 1430: Programming in C++||Donna Gavin||Tue, 10-11 a.m. and Thurs, 9-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m.||009 Ullrich Hall (Computer Lab)|
|Adam Huber||COMPUTER 1430: Programming in C++||Aishwarya Ashok||Tue, 3-4 p.m. and Thurs, 3-6 p.m.||009 Ullrich Hall|
|Ross Baldwin||COMPUTER 1430: Programming in C++||Heydi Montgomery||Wed, 12-1 p.m. and Thurs, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.||009 Ullrich Hall|
|Cole Nelson||COMPUTER 2430/2630: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures I & II||Arghya Das||Tue, 12-3 p.m.||226 Ullrich Hall|
|Evan Krug||COMPUTER 2430/2630: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures I & II||Aishwarya Ashok||Thurs, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||009 Ullrich Hall|
|Morgan Talbot||INDUSTDY 1200: AC/DC Foundations||Bandara Gamini||Wed, 6-8 p.m. and Thurs, 7-8 p.m.||104 Russell Hall|
|Kelley Nelson||MATH 1030: Mathematics for Educators I||Jodean Grunow||Mon, 3:15-4:15 p.m.||140 N Doudna Hall|
|Courtney Miess||MATH 2030: Mathematics for Educators II||Jodean Grunow||Thurs, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.||140 N Doudna Hall|
|Molly McDaniel||MATH 3030: Mathematics for Educators III||Jodean Grunow||Tue, 10:45-11:45 a.m.||140 N Doudna Hall|
|Stephanie Johnson||PHLSPHY 1130: Introduction to Philosophy||Yi Tong||Mon, 1-3 p.m., Tue, 12-2 p.m. and Thurs, 12:30-1:30 p.m.||319 Warner Hall|
|Trevor Wavrunek||PHYSICS 2240: General Physics I||Yan Wu||Mon & Wed, 6-8 p.m.||230 Engineering Hall|
|Jack Wagner||PHYSICS 2340: General Physics II||Wei Li||Tue & Thurs, 5:30-7 p.m.||233 Engineering Hall|
|Brenna Kautz||PSYCHLGY 1130: General Psychology||Elizabeth Gates||Sun, 4-6 p.m. and Mon, 7-9 p.m.||212 Karrmann Library|