What is a Peer Mentor?
A Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Peer Mentor is an academically strong undergraduate student who participates in developing and delivering learning support programs, taking a lead in an academic support community at the U of S. Some Peer Mentors act as coaches for course-specific study groups assigned to a select set of larger, traditionally difficult undergraduate courses, some provide support for study and learning skills by leading small-group workshops, and others work with specialized projects or programs in the SLS and other units on campus. A philosophy underlying all PAL programs is to provide positive, safe, and comfortable learning environments that encourage and support students in their academic pursuits.
Meet the current PAL Peer Mentors for the 2014-2015 academic year (below) who do a remarkable job at balancing their involvement within PAL, their studies, as well as sports and hobbies.
|Sarah McCaslin||Peer Assisted Learning and Grad Help||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gina Kohen||Study Skills||(306) email@example.com|
|Holly Fraser||Structured Study Sessions||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Liv Marken||Writing Help||(306) email@example.com|
|Joel Fonstad||Learning Communities||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erin Holcomb||Communications||(306) email@example.com|
|Donna van de Velde||PAL Program Support||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jerrod Dietrich||Tech Help||(306) email@example.com|
|Darlene Fichter||Library Skills||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eva Wong||Library Skills||(306) email@example.com|
|Kara Loy||Undergraduate Research||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lori Slater-Pollock||Arts & Science Learning Communities||(306) email@example.com|
|Paul Thompson||Arts & Science Learning Communities||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ashley Pearse||Arts & Science Learning Communities||(306) email@example.com|