Peer Assisted Learning

Important note: Applications for Fall 2020 Peer Learning Consultants are due by August 21, 2020!

Beginning in Fall 2020, the Tutoring Program will become the Peer Assisted Learning Program. Students who work in the program will hold the position of Peer Learning Consultant.

Our goals are to provide:

  1. Peer-facilitated, content-based learning support for students.
  2. An engaged learning experience for Peer Learning Consultants that is aligned with The Furman Advantage.

Peer Learning Consultants will work with students in small groups to:

  • resolve and answer questions;
  • clarify concepts;
  • review course content;
  • and deliver new material in coordination with course instructors.

For our first semester with the new program, we plan to have an intensive, 4-week training course for our Peer Learning Consultants before we start offering any Peer Learning Sessions to students. We will need to start small and focus on providing support for the courses where students struggle the most with content. We plan to expand our offerings in future semesters. All sessions will be offered remotely.

Initially, we will limit each Peer Learning Consultant to one content area to begin with and then we will explore expanding from there. We want to make sure that each Peer Learning Consultant gets the training that is most relevant for the subject you’re helping to teach and facilitate in the sessions. You may submit multiple applications (one for each content area), and those selected as Peer Learning Consultants will be asked to choose one to focus on at first.

If you have any questions about our new program, please email Jean Schwab, Director of Peer Assisted Learning.

Apply to be a Peer Learning Consultant

All training and sessions will be done remotely, so you can apply whether you will be on campus this term or not. Application deadline: August 21, 2020

Apply now

Summer 2020 Tutoring

The Tutoring Program will continue in its previous form through the end of Summer 2 (August 13).

Get information for Summer 2020