Become a Peer Leader
Our peer leaders support students in course-specific programs, general academic-support programs. We have opportunities that fit a variety of schedules and interests.
Interested in applying?
Peer leaders are selected through an application process; the online application will open on March 15th and close on April 8th, 2018. (Please note that the online application refers to research programs at the top; although this is not a research program, you are in the right place.)
Please email us with any questions.
Course-specific support programs
Peer-guided study group facilitators meet weekly with the same small group of students to help them review and refine their understanding of key concepts in a particular course, collaboratively work through practice problems, and prepare effectively for quizzes and exams. The program runs in science, math, engineering, and social science courses.
For more information about peer-guided study groups, email Jamila Anderson.
Drop-in peer tutors staff Sunday-afternoon and weeknight drop-in sessions to provide group and one-on-one help to students enrolled in particular courses. Runs in social science, science, engineering, and mathematics courses.
For more information about drop-in peer tutors, email Una McGeough.
Study Group facilitators and PLUS peer leaders need to have done well in the associated course, have outstanding interpersonal skills, and care about helping other students.
*Peer-Guided Study Group facilitators receive training through SESP 291.
Opportunities in research-support programs
Research-workshop peer leaders meet weekly with the same group of students to support them as they develop research grant proposals. SRW leaders need to have experience with undergraduate research, have outstanding interpersonal skills, and care about helping other students.
General academic support
Academic strategies workshop leaders facilitate one-hour, interactive workshops designed to help undergrads rethink and refine their approaches to learning and studying.
For more information about academic strategies workshops, email Borislava Miltcheva.
Peer Academic coaches work one-on-one with fellow undergrads to help them enhance their approaches to studying and learning.
For more information about peer academic coaches, email Una McGeough.
UPAL peer mentors meet weekly with the same small group of students to help them enhance their general academic strategies and skills and work through academic challenges.
For more information about UPAL, email Jamila Anderson.
Academic Strategies Workshop leaders, Peer Coaches, and UPAL mentors need to have a deep understanding of the process of working through academic challenges, have outstanding interpersonal skills, and be dedicated to supporting others in their own development.