What is a peer mentor?

2016-2017 Peer Mentors
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.

Staff Coordinators

Shannon Floer Peer Assisted Learning and Grad Help
Gina Koehn Study Skills, Structured Study Sessions for Bio 120
Paul Dick Structured Study Sessions for Bio 120
Holly Fraser Structured Study Sessions for Phys 115 & Math 121
Liv Marken Grad Help Support
Joel Fonstad Learning Communities
Erin Holcomb SLS Assistant
Donna van de Velde PAL Program Support and Study Skills Support
Angie Gerrard Library Research Skills
Kara Loy Undergraduate Research