Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL): The Path to Academic Success

Student StudyingGifts to the Parents & Family Fund have made an innovative student assistance program possible.  Peer-assisted learning offers intensive tutoring for the most challenging introductory courses and helps students to develop study skills and strategies and provides critical motivation and guidance. For some classes, a student study group facilitator will attend and complete the same course as the students that they are assisting. “The goal is to get freshman and sophomores through our most difficult introductory courses, so they can continue with their programs,” said Bill Bernard, associate provost for student services. “Students will often go an extra mile or two if it’s another student telling them they can make it.”