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Peer-Assisted Learning

Our Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) program is like having personal coaches sharing their knowledge and guiding you through difficult classes.

What is Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)?

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) is a free program in which students help other students succeed in historically, difficult courses.

What does a Peer-Assisted Learning facilitator do?

PAL facilitators are students who have been successful in a class and are recommended by instructors for their mastery of the subject matter. PALs are then trained to conduct active, collaborative group study sessions scheduled two-three times per week. These free sessions are organized by your PAL facilitator, who attends class and prepares study sessions based on the class content.

Does it work?

Data show that participation in PAL sessions can positively impact your grades. On average, students who attend PAL sessions during a semester achieve a higher average GPA and a higher number of As and Bs than those who don't attend.

"The PAL session helped to answer questions I had. It gave me confidence in what I learned. It also allowed an open forum for discussion over the material. I didn't realize how interactions with peers have a huge impact on learning. I have always been accustomed to learning on my own. The interactions with others made learning that much easier. The study sessions make the difference between struggling in class and succeeding."

-2020 A&PI student

How do I get involved?

PALs offered through Academic Success & Tutoring. Join PAL sessions to become a more confident, independent learner, and make some friends along the way. If you are interested in becoming a PAL facilitator, contact your professor or one of the coordinators below.

Florissant Valley

Linda Schmitt


Forest Park

Dossah Edorh



Sally Kloppe



Asma Zangana


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