The Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) is a community of learners who work together to succeed in some of Northwestern’s most challenging courses.
Students who participate in AMP meet each week in a small group — about five to seven students all enrolled in the same course — with a peer mentor. Groups use the two-hour session to go over difficult concepts from the lecture or readings, to work together through problems that students have found challenging, to prepare for upcoming tests, and to share ideas and advice on how to learn effectively in the course.
AMP is currently offered during the academic year in:
- Bio 215: Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Bio 217: Physiology
- Bio 219: Cell Biology
- Chem 101, 2, 3: General Chemistry
- Econ 201: Intro to Economics I - Macroeconomics
- Econ 202: Intro to Economics 2 - Microeconomics
- Econ 310-1: Microeconomics (winter only)
- Stat 210: Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences
Students who participate in AMP report:
- A clearer understanding of course concepts.
- Development of analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Improvement in study habits.
- Liking the “connection” they develop with other students in the group.
- Finding the AMP group a comfortable place to review and get help.
How to join AMP
All students enrolled in classes with the AMP component will receive an email during the first week of class announcing the start of registration. Students can register via CAESAR during the week-long enrollment period. AMP sessions are offered at a variety of times.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered students are required to participate regularly. Based on participation, students receive a notation on their transcripts. AMP is free of charge.
The Academic Mentoring Program was developed in 2010 jointly by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching and the University Academic Advising Center.
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