Summer 2021: PAL sessions will be held remotely to provide small-group tutoring for students taking courses during Summer sessions 1 and 2. The courses for which we can provide sessions will be limited by staff availability. If we do not have any staff to help with content for a specific course, we may be able to offer a Study Group instead to help with how to prepare and study for the course.
See the Summer 2 Group Learning schedule.
The Peer Assisted Learning Program, rolled out in Fall 2020, offers students the chance to engage with their fellow students around course content outside of the classroom in order to improve and deepen their learning. All of our Peer Assisted Learning services emphasize collaboration and co-learning between students and trained undergraduate Peer Learning Consultants.
Students can expect their Peer Learning Consultant in a Group Learning Session to have knowledge of or familiarity with course content. Because content can vary across sections of a class and across semesters, students should also be prepared for a Peer Learning Consultant to be a co-learner alongside them for some course content.
Peer Learning Consultants will work with students in small groups to:
Students can expect their Peer Learning Consultant in a Class Study Group to have knowledge of study methods and metacognitive learning strategies, but should not expect the Peer Learning Consultant will have specific content knowledge.
Peer Learning Consultants will work with students to:
1-on-1 Peer Learning is intended as a short-term way to help students get the most out of their Group Learning Sessions or Class Study Groups when particularly challenging concepts come up in class content.
Peer Learning Consultants will work with individual students to:
If you have any questions about our program, please email PeerLearning@furman.edu or Jean Schwab, Director of Peer Assisted Learning.
See the schedule of currently available Group Learning Sessions and Class Study Groups.
Don’t see a Group Learning Session for your class? We can help you set up and run a regular study group.
We provide students with several ways to engage with their classmates around course content in a collaborative learning environment.
The Peer Assisted Learning Program is staffed by trained undergraduate students.